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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.

Net zero aviation: How much closer are we to lift-off?

In July 2022, the Department for Transport (DfT) published its Jet Zero Strategy, where it sets out the government’s approach to transitioning UK aviation to a net zero industry by 2050. 12 months later, DfT has now released Jet Zero strategy: one year on, to update on its progress.  

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Generation Logistics case study: Benjamin, Innovation Analyst, GXO

A passion for technology might be what got Benjamin started on the path to a career in logistics, given he knew little about the sector.

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Month in the media - July 2023

Logistics UK has maintained a significant presence in the news for its members over the past month thanks to the efforts of the press office.

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ParkerSteel celebrates new partnership with Port of Dover

ParkerSteel Ltd, a steel stockholder and processor in the southeast, and the Port of Dover, the UK’s most popular ferry port renowned for its cargo business, are pleased to announce a strategic partnership to advance both organisations’ growth objectives and capitalise on their shared values and expertise. 

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Why a capacity upgrade at Ely Junction is of national importance

Ely Junction is a crucial railway interchange with multiple railway lines connecting important economic hubs such as London, the East of England, the Midlands, and beyond. However, congestion and delays are all too common at the junction; it is also operating at full capacity.

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Generation Logistics powers into year two with support from DfT to unearth the next generation of logistics talent

Generation Logistics, the industry-led and Government-backed initiative tasked with finding the next generation of logistics talent, has secured backing from the Department for Transport (DfT) to complement on-going sector support, as it continues the communication and education programme into a second year.

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Generation Logistics celebrates Artificial Intelligence Appreciation Day

To recognize and appreciate the impact of AI on our lives, as part of #AIAppreciationDay we spoke to InstaDeep’s Senior Sales Executive – and AI expert – Nathan Jones, to find out its role in the company, how he’s utilising it and what he thinks its future holds…

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Working for our members: Navigating the impact of the Border Target Operating Model

By Nichola Mallon, Head of Trade and Devolved Policy

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Powering decarbonisation

The process of decarbonising operations is an ever-increasing priority for operators as deadlines drawer closer, natural fleet replacement cycles continue and consumers place growing importance on sustainability methods.

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Blue skies, green skills: The future eco-workforce of aviation

Aviation is transitioning to a net zero industry at pace: research, development, and investment into green fuels, aircraft and infrastructure continues to accelerate, and this necessitates the arrival of thousands of new ‘green-skilled’ job roles.

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Generation Logistics case study: Rob, Associate in the Developer Management Team, Prologis

Rob always knew he wanted to work in construction, so when it came to higher education, he chose an RICS-accredited course at Nottingham Trent University.

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Policy campaign highlight – decarbonisation roundtable

Calling for a fair transition to a green economy.

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Decarbonising the right way

As the logistics industry continues to make further developments in exploring more time- and cost-efficient technologies, transporting goods in urban areas – both in terms of supplying retail, industry, or trade, as well as end customers – has progressed and undergone a radical shift in recent years.

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Multimodal 2023 panel discussion: Making a step change in UK freight by water

At Multimodal 2023, the Inland Waterways and Coastal Shipping Panel held an excellent discussion with a very useful focus on practical opportunities, examples and challenges. In this article, Tim Morris from Associated British Ports breaks down what was said…

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Generation Logistics case study: Tom, Sales Branch Manager Europa Road, Heathrow

Tom’s first job in the logistics sector was working as a warehouse operative part-time while he was at college. He then worked as an operator after returning from university on the Belgian and French markets, both imports and exports. 

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How much could you save by automating warehouse cleaning? 

The warehouse of the future is already a reality today. In all sectors of the logistics industry, businesses are having to be smarter, faster, and more reliable than ever in order to fulfil consumer demands – with many using smart technology, IT and automation to keep up.

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Modal shift is “vital” for decarbonisation across industry, says Logistics UK

Decarbonisation is a priority across the entire logistics industry with steps being taken across transport modes to reach net zero targets, but “we really need a modal shift to make vital further emission reductions,” says Michelle Gardner, Deputy Director of Policy at Logistics UK.

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Generation Logistics case study: Neil, Solution Design Director, Kinaxia

Neil’s interest in logistics piqued after he scratched the surface of the industry during his undergraduate degree.

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A month in the media - June 2023

A variety of issues have hit the headlines during June, and the press office team has ensured Logistics UK and the views of its members continue to be covered.

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A guide to maintaining roadworthy vehicles so “our members remain up to date and vigilant with any new regulations”

Under the Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations 1986 act, which enforcement officers and Traffic Commissioners (TC) refer to for in-service standards, there is a legal requirement for the owner and driver of any motor vehicle and/or trailer to ensure that their load, passenger(s) and the vehicle itself is in the right condition and will not cause any danger either to the operator or someone else.

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