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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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.
The UK’s tight labour market is continuing to exert cost pressures on logistics businesses, with firms continuing to compete for skilled mechanics.
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While investment in the road network tends to sit near the top of the transport industry’s agenda, the related issue of providing decent facilities for the nation’s army of HGV drivers tends to receive less attention.
Wins recently achieved by the Logistics UK policy team.
Logistics UK submitted its concerns and industry recommendations to the UK government earlier this week (1 February 2023), ahead of the 2023 Spring Budget.
David Wells, Chief Executive of Logistics UK, highlighted the issues HGV drivers currently face regarding roadside facilities and the need for drastic improvement, while speaking at a Transport Focus event held at the Hollies Truckstop in Cannock last week (26 January 2023).
With the expansion of the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) looming large on the horizon, the Mayor of London has launched a new £110m scrappage scheme providing financial assistance to help eligible Londoners scrap their highest polluting vehicles.
Arnold Brighton, Apprentice Data Analyst, DFDS
A comprehensive and reliable public electric vehicle (EV) chargepoint network is critical if the logistics sector is to play its role in helping tackle the climate crisis, reduce carbon emissions and achieve net zero by 2050.
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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