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Covering the whole of the logistics industry and supply chain, Logistics Magazine tackles the big strategic issues facing the industry – decarbonisation, innovation and automation – as well as the compliance issues so critical to the safety of all transport operations.

 

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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Generation Logistics a “game-changer for recruitment”, says Transport Minister

The first year of the Generation Logistics campaign has changed the way people consider working in the logistics sector, one which has a vital role in driving all areas of the economy, according to Transport Minister Guy Opperman MP.

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Logistics UK submits response to the Labour Party-commissioned Rail and Urban Transport Review

To examine how a future administration may improve connectivity both inside and between the UK's main metropolitan areas, the Labour Party is conducting an independent evaluation of rail and urban transport.

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Logistics UK, RHA and AICES launch joint industry survey on Direct Vision Standard 

In order to assist Transport for London (TfL) in understanding how prepared the market is for the launch of the Progressive Safe System (PSS) in October 2024, as part of the changes to the Direct Vision Standard, the three industry associations have come together to issue a survey for operators to complete. 

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Unique Met Office and National Highways partnership determined to keep UK moving in all weathers 

For several years, Met Office meteorologists have been based at the National Traffic Operations Centre (NTOC) between October and April to provide daily weather forecasts to National Highways staff and public weather warnings.

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Government agrees deal to restore the Northern Ireland Executive

After a two-year boycott, the Northern Ireland Assembly reconvened last weekend with Sinn Féin’s Michelle O’Neill making history as the first nationalist First Minister. The restoration of devolved government comes after the DUP reached an agreement with the UK government published in the Strengthening the Union command paper.  

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Negotiations between the UK and Canada on a post-Brexit deal have broken down

Trade between the two countries had been taking place under the terms of a deal the UK rolled over from its time as an EU member. The pause in negotiations means the UK’s trading terms with Canada will now be worse than when it was part of the EU’s deal with the country.

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How GPS Marine embraced environmental challenges for the win

At GPS Marine we first became aware of the movement towards the maritime sector being encouraged to drastically improve its environmental performance in early 2019, as a result of attending a series of workshops organised by Port of London Authority pursuant to the launch of its clean air strategy.

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Logistics UK leading Work Stream 1 of the Freight Energy Forum

The logistics sector is embracing the decarbonisation agenda and is committed to playing its part to help the UK achieve net zero. However, a significant challenge remains around the energy infrastructure required to support a fair transition.

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Generation Logistics case study: Betsy Porter, Customs Processing Administrator, Maersk

Some people enjoy routine: the same tasks and challenges, learnt and overcome. But for Betsy Porter, a rewarding career is one in which diversity pops up on a daily basis.

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Ireland’s first road haulage strategy making progress but still more to be done, says FTAI

Implementation of Ireland’s first freight strategy has started positively, according to FTA Ireland (FTAI), which represents the interests of logistics businesses across the country.

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Tyne for action: North East landmark to receive £35m boost

One of the North East’s most famous icons, the Tyne Bridge, has received a £35 million government boost to secure its future.

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BTOM teething problems: Government must clarify classification of fruit and vegetables given risk to supply chain, says Logistics UK

Yesterday saw the introduction of the first stage of the Border Target Operating Model (BTOM), which sets out a new approach to security controls (applying to all imports), and sanitary and phytosanitary controls (applying to imports of live animals, animal products, plants and plants products) at the UK’s border with the EU.

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HGVC secures £10m funding to train thousands more candidates in latest extension to government-funded HGV driver training 

HGV training specialist HGVC has again been awarded a lead role on the government’s extended Skills Bootcamps in HGV Driving.

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First van MOT test to remain at three years from registration and annually thereafter

The Department for Transport (DfT) has confirmed that the first MOT for cars, vans and motorcycles will remain at three years from registration and annually thereafter.

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£33 million boost to develop clean maritime technologies across the UK

On 26 January Maritime Minister Lord Davies announced the winners of £33 million of government funding to develop green technologies for ports and ships.

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Maintaining roadworthy vehicles

Under the Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations 1986, 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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January policy wins: government response to calls for evidence on MOTs

The Department for Transport (DfT) has published two calls for evidence outcomes relating to MOT testing.

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Generation Logistics case study: Esther Kabiito, DFDS, Graduate Management Trainee

There aren’t many career choices that can match logistics for breadth of experience and opportunity. That’s certainly been Esther’s experience, who joined DFDS after graduation as a management trainee.

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Legislation update – January 2023

Keep abreast of the live government consultations, recently closed consultations and key announcements.

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Ask the MAC – February 2024

Every month we get a variety of questions and every month our intrepid Member Advice Centre has the answers.

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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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