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Logistics UK hosts Joint Water and Shippers' Council

Logistics UK's Water and Shippers' Council hosted a joint Council meeting which took place at DFDS on 5 June.

Located on the UK's east coast, DFDS' Immingham terminal has seven berths, rail connections and over 60,000 square metres of warehousing space.


To gain an understanding of operational proceedings at the port, members of both Councils witnessed first-hand the infrastructure and services made available by DFDS that facilitate the movement of goods across the globe.

Logistics UK’s Ellis Shelton was part of the Logistics UK delegation and said: “All of us anticipate that shelves will be stocked and packages will be delivered from all over the world when we need them, but few of us are aware of the massive and intricate system that works precisely in the background to make it all happen.” 


The event included a guided tour of an operational cargo vessel, an insight into DFDS' warehouse arrangements, a view of an operational rail terminal, and lunch with the captain who also held a Q&A session.

During the meeting of the two Councils, members received an overview of Logistics UK's recent and wider activities and participated in a roundtable discussion on the Border Target Operating Model.


Members of the UK Chamber of Shipping team also joined the meeting and provided a presentation on the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS).

Published On: 27/06/2024 15:30:00


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