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The new weekly, digital-only Logistics Magazine includes the following content:

  • features on transport issues across all modes – road, rail, sea and air
  • interviews with senior people from the government, academia and industry
  • news on the latest transport legislation and public consultations
  • compliance advice section

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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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Generation Logistics case study: Robert Cunningham, Group Operations Manager, Kinaxia

Many who join the logistics industry arrive with no prior experience of the sector, but for some, it’s a family business.

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Working for our membership – Category B driving licence flexibility

In summer 2022, Logistics UK responded to the government’s consultation reviewing the Category B driving licence flexibility that allows alternatively fuelled vehicles (AFVs) to be driven on a Category B Derogation up to 4,250kg.

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Month in the media - November 2023

During November, the Logistics UK press office has been 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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Logistics UK's full letter to the Welsh Minister for Economy

With skills shortages in Wales continuing to be a barrier to economic success, Logistics UK’s Chief Executive, David Wells, has written to Vaughan Gething MS at the Welsh Government to request a meeting to discuss solutions to the issue and explore areas of potential collaboration. The full letter is printed below.

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Delivering Decarbonisation update: ground-breaking net zero conference establishes key industry takeaways

Logistics UK’s Delivering Decarbonisation conference – held last week at the America Square Conference Centre in London – equipped logistics professionals with the knowledge and information needed to mould their business strategies, and explored the roadmap to net zero, delving into the plans, initiatives and ongoing projects that are shaping the decarbonisation journey for logistics businesses. 

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Reduce transit costs with Logistics UK's new freight ferry service

Shipping goods by ferry can add cost and administrative delays to freight movements, due to fluctuations in pricing and space availability.

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Prime Minister reshuffles cabinet, appointing new transport ministers; what you need to know

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has undertaken an extensive ministerial reshuffle.

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Manufacturer partnership to see electric vans built with recycled, low carbon aluminium

Electric vans built with recycled, low-carbon aluminium extrusions are set to become a reality, thanks to a partnership between automotive start-up Watt Electric Vehicle Company (WEVC) and Hydro Extrusions, a specialist in providing innovative and sustainable aluminium solutions.

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Building a resilient FORS Community for the road ahead

FORS – the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme – recently welcomed its largest-ever delegation to the sixth FORS Annual Conference at the International Convention Centre in Birmingham.

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Cruising altitude: the rise of air cargo in UK trade

Transporting goods internationally in fast and efficient operations is paramount for logistics businesses to remain competitive in the 21st century.

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Generation Logistics case study: Jessica Knights, Maersk, Senior Customs Process Administrator

Looking back on our career expectations, it often feels as if the advice we were given at school has little relevance to the opportunities we eventually end up pursuing. The conclusion: no career is worth discounting!

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Logistics UK encouraged by Autumn Statement but needs to see the detail

The Autumn Statement contains encouraging signs for logistics businesses looking to drive recovery in the economy, but according to business group Logistics UK, the detail of the Chancellor’s proposals will show whether or not the industry will see real changes as a result.

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£8 billion boost to repair roads and back drivers

Last Friday (17 November 2023) the government announced its plans for an £8.3 billion long-term roads repair programme, enough to resurface more than 5,000 miles of road across the country over the next 11 years.

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Automated Vehicles Bill has “potential to transform our sector”, says Logistics UK

New laws were introduced into Parliament last week to put safety at the heart of the roll-out of self-driving vehicle technology and position the UK as a world leader in this exciting, estimated £42 billion market.

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Secretary of State for Transport says DPD’s new Docklands eco-sortation centre will “support important industry that contributes billions to economy”

Last week, parcel delivery company DPD officially unveiled its new £40m eco-regional sortation centre in Bromley-by-Bow that will enable the firm to deliver up to 80,000 ‘green' parcels into London each day. 

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Limited spaces remaining for Logistics UK’s Welsh Lunch

With just two weeks to go until Logistics UK’s hotly anticipated 2023 Welsh Lunch, anyone wishing to attend is advised to book now to avoid disappointment.

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National Highways says it’s “committed to treating every road” after first major gritting run

As temperatures dipped across the country last weekend, gritters were sent out on motorways and major A-roads for the first significant operation of this autumn.

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53 third-party logistics firms training new HGV drivers via Logistics UK-affiliated ‘Skills Bootcamps’ scheme

The Driver Academy Group (DAG) – a consortium led by HGV training specialist HGVC and comprising Manpower and Logistics UK – is helping 53 third-party logistics firms to train 122 new HGV drivers as part of its majority-funded ‘Skills Bootcamps in HGV Driving’ scheme.

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News

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.

News

Features

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.

Features

Compliance

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.

Compliance

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Logistics Magazine provides in-depth coverage of supply chain, logistics, and global trade issues. The magazine's mission is to provide readers with high-quality information and insights that will help them make better decisions.