Logistics investment urgently needed to avoid economic “storm clouds”, says Logistics UK
Automated Vehicles Bill has “potential to transform our sector”, says Logistics UK
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Government’s £200m boost to decarbonise freight is “long awaited” but “most welcome”, says Logistics UK
Cancellation of HS2 extension is a “huge blow for trade”, says Logistics UK
Logistics UK officially approved as a government-funded apprenticeship provider
Urban logistics in need of vital space, says Logistics UK
The UK relies on imports to provide a reliable and consistent supply of food for its citizens year-round, with 46% of all food consumed here sourced from other countries.
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Despite the electrification of more than 70% of all passenger train operator rolling stock in the UK, according to the Office of Rail and Road (ORR), the vast majority of Britain’s freight trains remain powered by diesel.
The past month has been another busy one in the Logistics UK press office, with the team continuing to ensure that the business group maintained a significant presence in the news.
More than 200 Logistics UK members, parliamentarians, government officials, senior businesspeople and young people assembled at the Houses of Parliament last week (6 February 2023) to celebrate the passing of a major milestone for the industry-led Generation Logistics campaign.
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Logistics UK has been urging government to prioritise the needs of the logistics industry, as Parliament continues to debate the Retained EU Law Bill.
Logistics has, for many decades, remained something of an enigma. Although it has always been vital for underpinning trade and commercial activity, the general public has not always been aware of how indispensable the industry is to the wider UK economy.
Generation Logistics, the careers and awareness campaign launched by the industry to address challenges in recruitment across the sector, has already created more than one million engagements with target audiences, according to Transport Minister Richard Holden MP (pictured above).
Improved rail connectivity between England and Wales could help ease congestion currently faced by hauliers on the M4, Logistics UK has said, following the UK and Welsh governments’ recent announcement of a new study to explore options for new rail links between the two countries.
Aviation’s long dependence on CO2-emitting kerosene has made it one of the most difficult transport modes to decarbonise.
Logistics UK has announced a new portfolio of electric/hybrid vehicle training courses which cover safety awareness, preparing the vehicle for repairs and carrying out system repairs and component replacements.
Alex Williams, Economic Analyst, Logistics UK
Members had the opportunity to meet with Minister of State for Northern Ireland, Steve Baker MP, at Logistics UK’s Freight Council in Belfast last week (2 February 2023), to discuss key issues facing the logistics sector in Northern Ireland (NI).
Logistics UK has strengthened its Board with the appointment of three new directors. Louisa Hosegood, Simon Hobbs and Gavin Murdoch have joined the Board to help guide the organisation as it continues to lead the logistics industry in its post-pandemic recovery, as well as establishing itself as a top three business group with government and other stakeholders.
Five apprentices share their stories during National Apprenticeship Week
Highlighting a campaign currently being run by Logistics UK's policy team.
This week (6-12 February 2023) is National Apprenticeship Week, an opportunity for the education and skills sector to celebrate the achievements of apprentices around the country and the contribution they make to businesses.
Following the recent announcement from government outlining the increased weight limit of Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs) to support the transition to alternatively fuelled and zero emission vehicles (ZEV)s, Logistics UK is calling for axle weight to also be included to ensure that the increased cargo weight can be used.
The UK’s new light commercial vehicle (LCV) market received a welcome boost in January, with a rise in registrations of more than a quarter (25.8%), according to the latest figures published earlier this week (6 February 2023) by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).
More than 900 new container ships are scheduled to be delivered between now and 2027, according to news agency Bloomberg. This is estimated to increase the existing capacity by around a quarter.
A clear focus for reducing carbon emissions and driving forward for a greener future has pushed its way up the logistics industry’s agenda in recent years.
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.
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.
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.
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