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Logistics UK keeps industry front of mind with politicians

With a General Election set to take place in the next few months, Logistics UK has maintained its focus on keeping logistics front of mind with key policy makers.

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Exporters urged to meet CDS deadline

HMRC has reminded businesses exporting goods from the UK that less than a month remains to move across to the Customs Declaration Service (CDS).

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Engineering the next stage of vehicle compliance

Unlike cars, commercial vehicles do not currently have an audited repair standard for bodyshops against which to be evaluated, yet insurance and accident management companies need to be able to assess where to place vehicles for safe, reliable repairs.

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DfT Task and Finish Group to address parking shortfall for HGVs

The Department for Transport (DfT) has announced an industry-led Task and Finish Group (TFG) to examine how standards of truck parking facilities can be raised nationwide, as well as how the capacity of available spaces can be increased.

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Member alert - M25 closures Friday 10 May 9pm to Monday 13 May 6am

Logistics UK members are advised that the M25 will be shut between junctions 9 (A243 Leatherhead) and 10 (A3 Wisley) from 9pm Friday 10 May to 6am Monday 13 May 2024. This full closure is needed to install a new bridge.

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Stellar April 2024 for van market but electric van registrations down on last year

According to figures published on Tuesday 7 May by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), UK demand for new light commercial vehicles (LCVs) rose by 5.4% in April 2024 – the 16th consecutive month of growth for the sector.

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£1.8 million up for grabs for SMEs able to improve freight industry

The Department for Transport and the Connected Places Catapult have launched the third Freight Innovation Fund Accelerator to support innovation across the sector, including to decarbonise freight and improve UK supply chains.

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Logistics UK discusses key issues with Scottish Parliament

Nichola Mallon, Logistics UK’s Head of Trade and Devolved Policy, met with the Constitution, Europe, External Affairs and Culture Committee in the Scottish Parliament on 2 May to give evidence on behalf of the logistics industry.

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Logistics UK meets with Northern Ireland Minister of Finance

A number of trade associations in Northern Ireland (NI) jointly signed a letter to the Finance Minister, Dr Caoimhe Archibald, requesting a meeting to discuss the recent public consultation issued by her department on proposals to remove a number of rates relief measures for businesses.

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Pothole carnage linked to local government crisis

According to new research from the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR), published on 29 April, potholes in the UK cost £14.4 billion annually, putting extra pressure on local authority budgets.

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Rail freight to remain private under Labour's rail reform proposals

Whilst Labour outlined plans to nationalise consumer routes, it has no plans to nationalise rail freight companies, and would allow open access operators to continue. It would also leave rolling stock companies in the private sphere.

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Logistics UK addresses Amsterdam Coastlink Conference

Logistics UK Senior Policy Manager, Alexandra Herdman joined industry experts from across the sector including Port of Aberdeen, Associated British Ports, Port of Bilbao and DFDS, amongst many others, for the Coastlink Conference 2024, hosted by the Port of Amsterdam, on 24-25 April.

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Prices set to rise after government border checks announcement, warns Logistics UK

Tuesday 30 April 2024 marked the beginning of the long-delayed introduction of post-Brexit physical inspections of plant and animal imports from the EU. The spot checks will apply initially to products such as meat, cheese and some fish, and eventually to a range of vegetables and fruit. However, the government is taking a “phased approach” leaving the logistics industry in a state of limbo.

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UK government to provide £8 million for smart shipping projects

Organisations can apply for the Smart Shipping Acceleration Fund to use AI for projects that make UK waters safer, operations smoother and air cleaner.

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Lorry drivers advised how to stay alert and safe at Northern France border crossings

Logistics UK has identified five levels of risk to drivers’ safety and disruption to journeys when driving to Calais and other Channel ports in the Nord Pas de Calais and other regions of Northern France.

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Logistics UK responds to SAF Mandate aviation fuel plan announcement

The UK government has confirmed plans for the Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) mandate, which requires increasing amounts of alternative fuels to be blended with kerosene starting from 1 January 2025.

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Revealed: the roads being resurfaced in your area financed by £8.3 billion reallocated HS2 funding

Last week (10 April 2024), the Department for Transport revealed 102 of the 119 local authorities that received funding have responded to the department’s survey request to set out their plans. This means that local people and logistics operators can now check their local council’s websites and scrutinise their plans for themselves.

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Top 5 fuel saving tips for your operation!

By Ask The Mac’s Senior Transport Advisor, Dan Crutchington

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Shipping industry turns to high-tech wings for faster decarbonisation

"Why didn't I think of that???" Is what you may well be asking yourself...

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Logistics Magazine will cover all the latest news on stories breaking in the industry, including developments on COVID-19,  Brexit, Clean Air Zones, transport law and decarbonisation.

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Our frequent features will tackle the broader issues affecting logistics such as the COVID-19 vaccination programme, technology and innovation, the political and economic landscape, global trade and the drive to reduce emissions across all transport modes.

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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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