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Logistics UK and DfT discuss international vans coming into scope of operator licensing

Members of Logistics UK’s Van Policy Working Group met with Department for Transport (DfT) officials recently to discuss proposals for certain vans used for international journeys for specific purposes to come into scope of operator licensing for the first time.

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Unlock capacity for rail freight to meet net zero emissions, says Logistics UK

Logistics UK is urging the government to unlock capacity for rail freight services to help meet the target of a net zero emission economy by 2050.

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P&O Ferries launches bid to lead the ro-ro market on the Short Straits

Competition is heating up for market leadership on the lucrative UK-EU trade route of the Short Straits, with P&O Ferries announcing last week (28 April 2021) that it would reinstate a fifth roll-on/roll-off ship on its Dover-Calais route.

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Logistics UK is seeking urgent clarification from DfT on EU visas for UK drivers

Logistics UK is seeking urgent clarification from the Department for Transport (DfT) on whether UK drivers will need visas to operate in the 27 member states of the European Union.

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Clean Air Zone plans will place extra costs on van operators

As plans to introduce Clean Air Zones in cities across the UK continue apace, Logistics UK warns operators of van fleets that delivering into some city centres is likely to incur considerable extra costs in the near future.

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Changes to operator licensing brings some vans into scope

From 2 February 2022, new rules as part of the EU Mobility Package will bring vans over 2.5 tonnes that cross international borders performing hire or reward into operator licensing, although the precise scope of the changes has not yet been finalised.

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Logistics UK and DfT talk decarbonisation

Logistics UK met with Transport Minister Rachel Maclean MP and senior DfT officials last week (21 April 2021) to share insights on the government’s forthcoming Transport Decarbonisation Plan, which is expected to be published shortly after the local and mayoral elections on 6 May.

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Ratification of Withdrawal Agreement will protect trade with the EU, says Logistics UK

Logistics UK welcomed the announcement yesterday (28 April 2021) that the European Parliament has accepted the terms of the Trade and Customs Agreement (TCA), announced on 24 December 2020.

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Logistics UK applauds new rail freight service to Doncaster

Logistics UK has welcomed the launch of a rail freight connected service at iPort Rail, Doncaster last week.

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Logistics UK to survey members on the impact of the EU Mobility Package on vans

The Department for Transport (DfT) has asked Logistics UK to survey its van operating members on the potential impact of the EU Mobility Package on vans.

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