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Our features section tackles the broader issues affecting logistics, such as the political and economic landscape, COVID-19, Brexit, automation and global trade.

2024: Ushering in a new era of post-Brexit trade

The Border Target Operating Model (BTOM) will see new security and sanitary and phytosanitary controls apply to goods imported from the EU in a phased introduction from January 2024. The arrangement marks a significant change in customs and border procedures, and those working within international freight operations must be prepared for the implementation of the model.

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Progress and setbacks on the route to net zero: A look back at 2023

Fleet managers have been kept on their toes throughout 2023 by several regulatory changes affecting the sector. From delays to the UK’s transport decarbonisation agenda to changes to the Direct Vision Standard (DVS) criteria, last year was certainly a time of challenge and change for the road transport industry.

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Generation Logistics case study: Tyrone Moulton, Warehouse Manager, DHL

Tyrone saw logistics as a sector that could offer him not just a job, but a career with prospects and opportunities for a long-term working future.

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A month in the media - December 2023

During December, media interest in logistics has continued to be high, with the Logistics UK press office busy providing comment on a variety of issues to ensure the views of its members maintain a significant presence in the headlines.

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Changes to EU Rules of Origin – battery electric vehicles

Logistics UK is pleased that tariffs on battery electric vehicles traded between the UK and EU will be delayed for three years.

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Navigating the tracks: Rail freight in 2023 and beyond

Rail freight plays a vital role in the global transportation network, supporting multiple industries and enterprises. 2023 was a positive year for rail freight, with some key areas of growth, and technological advancements improving service efficiency, availability, and sustainability. There were setbacks too, with rail strikes, infrastructure limitations and the cancellation of key projects casting a shadow over the transport network.   

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Greener skies ahead: decarbonising the aviation sector

Heathrow is the UK’s largest port by value and the only hub airport, connecting businesses and passengers to over 200 destinations in 80 nations across the world. With 95% of the global economy within reach via a single flight from Heathrow, Heathrow’s logistics sector is critical to supporting businesses from across the UK trade globally.

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Generation Logistics case study: Drew Munro, Graduate Apprenticeship (Cyber Security), The Russell Group (IT)

Drew has always harboured an interest in IT and he was excited by the prospect of doing a Higher National Diploma (HND) – which is equivalent to a foundation degree – and the subsequent career options that would give him in the future.

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Working for our membership - full expensing of capital allowances

In November’s Autumn Statement, the Chancellor made a significant announcement on full expensing of capital allowances, making the scheme, initially set to expire on 31 March 2026, permanent.

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Export and freight in Northern Ireland: 2023 in review

The Windsor Framework, a new Border Target Operating Model, decarbonisation, workforce and skill shortages: the Northern Ireland logistics industry is going through a period of significant change.

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Revolutionising cold storage: containerisation for the win

The logistics industry is a complex system comprising of multiple supply chains that require fast and efficient deliveries to remain resilient and competitive.

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Generation Logistics case study: Ryan Donald, Apprentice Mechanic, The Russell Group (Engineering)

For Ryan, doing the apprenticeship was a natural step, turning a passion into a career.

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Logistics UK hosts roundtable with Shadow Transport Minister 

On Tuesday 12 December, Logistics UK hosted a breakfast roundtable with Bill Esterson MP, Shadow Transport Minister with responsibility for roads and logistics. The session was chaired by Logistics UK CEO David Wells OBE.

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Embracing rail for sustainable logistics

As the Rail Development and Delivery Manager at Nestlé UK and Ireland, I am proud to be part of the transformative journey towards achieving our ambitious 2050 net zero target. One crucial aspect of this endeavour is the development of a cleaner and more efficient logistics network, which plays a vital role in reducing our carbon footprint and contributing to the global effort of limiting global warming.

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Generation Logistics case study: Kailan Patel, Finance Apprentice, St Modwen

Whilst some come to logistics with skills and qualifications gained through previous study and work experience in different sectors, others choose our industry to be their route in to a career for life.

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Economy in motion: A digital strategy to combat volatile fuel costs

Although it’s difficult to predict with any certainty what economic surprises the new year will bring for fleet operators, an uptick in petrol and diesel prices is a distinct possibility.

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Logistics UK’s Top 10 policy wins for 2023

Logistics UK’s intrepid policy team have been hard at work over the last twelve months making a real-world difference for the business group's members. Here’s ten of the best moments from 2023.

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Six reasons why delivery management is the “beating heart” of ecommerce logistics

Deliveries should be a great moment of truth for customers – particularly when they’re buying from a retailer they’ve never used before. 

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Working out the cost benefits of an electric fleet, with the LEXperts

Throughout the LEXperts video series we’ve offered some helpful tips and guidance for those on the journey to a greener commercial fleet.

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The Port of Dover’s bold agenda for the future

Once described as ‘the Haven between the Hills’ by Julius Caesar – the Port of Dover, and its proximity to the continent, has long been a strategic asset for the United Kingdom.

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Each month we explore a different topic in depth in our popular Compliance section, while each week we will publish answers put to our Member Advice Centre team.

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