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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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RoSPA’s road safety factsheet: winter driving tips

As part of our continuing series to support UK drivers, help them prepare for winter conditions and avoid issues and accidents, this week we are sharing some advice by The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents.

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Export and freight in Northern Ireland: 2023 in review

The Windsor Framework, a new Border Target Operating Model, decarbonisation, workforce and skill shortages: the Northern Ireland logistics industry is going through a period of significant change.

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Revolutionising cold storage: containerisation for the win

The logistics industry is a complex system comprising of multiple supply chains that require fast and efficient deliveries to remain resilient and competitive.

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Generation Logistics case study: Ryan Donald, Apprentice Mechanic, The Russell Group (Engineering)

For Ryan, doing the apprenticeship was a natural step, turning a passion into a career.

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Logistics UK hosts roundtable with Shadow Transport Minister 

On Tuesday 12 December, Logistics UK hosted a breakfast roundtable with Bill Esterson MP, Shadow Transport Minister with responsibility for roads and logistics. The session was chaired by Logistics UK CEO David Wells OBE.

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Logistics UK welcomes  measures to improve transport connectivity across the UK 

Following the publication of Lord Sir Peter Hendy’s Union Connectivity Review in November 2021, which made recommendations to “improve transport connectivity and enhance quality of life and economic opportunities across the UK”, the government published its response on 7 December as a Written Ministerial Statement.

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Government announces fresh measures to support innovation in logistics sector

Logistics UK has been highlighting to government that logistics is an innovative sector and can act as an important testbed for other sectors for some time, so it’s been exciting over the past 10 days to see a number of announcements which offer encouragement for the future of our industry.

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Future of flight takes to the skies

One of Virgin Atlantic’s Boeing 787s has crossed the Atlantic on a world-first flight from London Heathrow to JFK International Airport, New York solely powered by sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), marking a significant milestone in air travel decarbonisation.

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National Highways announces winners of roadworks innovation competition

Three winning ideas are to be trialled with National Highways which will use the latest technology to help ease the pain of roadworks for drivers, businesses and local communities.

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Logistics UK names Transport Manager of the Year 2023 at final event in record-breaking conference series

Logistics UK has announced the winner of its Transport Manager of the Year competition at the business group’s final Transport Manager conference for 2023, held on 30 November at the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham.

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Legislation update – November 2023

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

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Embracing rail for sustainable logistics

As the Rail Development and Delivery Manager at Nestlé UK and Ireland, I am proud to be part of the transformative journey towards achieving our ambitious 2050 net zero target. One crucial aspect of this endeavour is the development of a cleaner and more efficient logistics network, which plays a vital role in reducing our carbon footprint and contributing to the global effort of limiting global warming.

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Generation Logistics case study: Kailan Patel, Finance Apprentice, St Modwen

Whilst some come to logistics with skills and qualifications gained through previous study and work experience in different sectors, others choose our industry to be their route in to a career for life.

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Economy in motion: A digital strategy to combat volatile fuel costs

Although it’s difficult to predict with any certainty what economic surprises the new year will bring for fleet operators, an uptick in petrol and diesel prices is a distinct possibility.

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Logistics UK’s Top 10 policy wins for 2023

Logistics UK’s intrepid policy team have been hard at work over the last twelve months making a real-world difference for the business group's members. Here’s ten of the best moments from 2023.

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Ask the MAC – December 2023

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

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Logistics UK CEO writes to Welsh Minister for Economy as skills gap “urgently” needs addressing

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.

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Logistics UK welcomes Business Secretary’s Advanced Manufacturing Plan to “continue development of zero emissions technology”

Plans to build on British excellence in advanced manufacturing to secure long-term private investment, create high-paid jobs and build a solid platform to net zero have been unveiled by Business Secretary Kemi Badenoch this week (26 Nov).

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Need-to-know Autumn Statement insights for businesses with van fleets

Last week (22 November) the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Jeremy Hunt, made his Autumn Statement to Parliament.

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Six reasons why delivery management is the “beating heart” of ecommerce logistics

Deliveries should be a great moment of truth for customers – particularly when they’re buying from a retailer they’ve never used before. 

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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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