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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 Case Study: Abby Rennie, Vehicle and Asset Sales Advisor, MB Plant

Abby Rennie is 19 years old but already has a well-rounded view on the logistics world and has become a real asset in her position as Vehicle and Asset Advisor at MB Plant in Peterhead, Scotland.

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Policy wins: Planning System - Logistics UK calls for reforms

Logistics UK has been calling for reform to national infrastructure planning, given the vital role of the planning system in delivering an efficient logistics sector.

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Legislation update – August 2023

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

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Ask the MAC – September 2023

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

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From share of wallet to “share of life” with reverse logistics

Reverse logistics can be a costly and complex process for retailers. Shipping, handling, and processing returned items can lead to increased costs and management overheads. Furthermore, managing reverse logistics can be a complex task, especially for ecommerce businesses that operate across multiple channels and locations.  

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Final Border Target Operating Model’s lack of certainty “puts supply chain at risk”, says Logistics UK

On 29 August, the Cabinet Office released its Border Target Operating Model guidance: the ‘final’ plans for a new approach to importing goods into Great Britain that will be progressively introduced from the end of January 2024.

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UK faces shortfall of 1 million engineers by 2030

Research by strategy firm Stonehaven has identified that the UK will face a shortfall of around one million engineers by 2030, which could threaten the viability of major engineering projects such as HS2.

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First Hydrogen to drive UK parcel delivery into the future

Following successful initial fleet operator road trials in the UK, zero emission automotive and green energy developer, First Hydrogen, has decided to open up fleet trials for its hydrogen-fuel-cell-powered vehicle (FCEV) in response to growing interest from parcel delivery companies.

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Generation Logistics Case Study: Esther Kabiito, Graduate Management Trainee, DFDS

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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A month in the media – August 2023

Logistics UK has maintained a significant presence in the news over the past month on behalf of its members, thanks to the efforts of the press office team.

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Rail freight: Unlocking Northern Ireland’s potential

The railway network is an indispensable part of Great Britain’s economy, transporting 10.48 billion net tonne miles of rail freight in 2022 – an increase of 11.3% from 2021.

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Logistics UK urges DfT to withdraw periodic test from DCPC legislation as it could have “serious implications for road safety”

As one of the UK’s leading business groups representing logistics businesses, which are vital to keeping the UK trading, on 15 August Logistics UK wrote to the minister for transport regarding the Driver CPC review to represent its members and call for change.

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Finalists announced for Logistics UK’s coveted annual awards

Logistics companies nationwide are celebrating after being shortlisted for Logistics UK's prestigious Logistics Awards 2023.

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Transport for the North strategy will benefit supply chain, says Logistics UK

Transport for the North's Strategic Plan will boost the region's economy, but only if the supply chain's role is placed squarely in the middle of the north’s ambitions for business success, according to Logistics UK.

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Tesco launches 500th electric van in bid to deliver net zero targets by 2035

The UK’s leading retailer remains on course to reach its ambitious net zero targets by 2035 and recently rolled out its 500th electric delivery van in line with these ambitions.

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The Guide to Maintaining Roadworthiness: How to remain compliant with new road regulations        

The DVSA’s Guide to Maintaining Roadworthiness (GTMR) – a logistics business’s handbook for driving on Britain’s roads and keeping themselves and their vehicles compliant – was updated in April 2023 to improve guidance to operators and maintenance providers.  

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Maritime decarbonisation really starting to make waves

The decarbonisation of global maritime logistics continues at pace, with recent developments accelerating the transition to zero-emission sea freight.  

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Generation Logistics case study: Callum Brough, Site Manager, GXO

“I ‘fell’ into logistics almost seven years ago not knowing what I wanted to do," says Callum. "After various roles within GXO I was given the opportunity to take the position as Site Manager, a position with a lot of opportunities for development.”

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Apprenticeship Levy system failing logistics industry, says Logistics UK

The UK’s apprenticeship system needs a radical overhaul if businesses which make regular Levy payments into the scheme are to be able to train new recruits using these funds, according to a new report from business group Logistics UK.

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Logistics UK’s new Logistics Finance Forum will help form logistics businesses’ strategies and “positively impact operations long-term"

Finances have become a bigger concern than ever as costs continue to escalate nationwide across the logistics industry.

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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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