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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: Rob, Associate in the Developer Management Team, Prologis

Rob always knew he wanted to work in construction, so when it came to higher education, he chose an RICS-accredited course at Nottingham Trent University.

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Policy campaign highlight – decarbonisation roundtable

Calling for a fair transition to a green economy.

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Logistics UK writes to Minister of State for Transport urging better progress on decarbonisation

Logistics UK has written to Jesse Norman MP, the Minister of State for Transport, calling for the urgent publication of the Low Carbon Fuels (LCFs) strategy.

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XPO trucks supporting Tour de France powered by sustainable biofuel for the first time

XPO, a leading provider of transport and logistics solutions in Europe, will serve as the official transport partner for the Tour de France for the 43rd time this year, but with a difference – its fleet will be powered by sustainable biofuel for the first time, reducing carbon emissions by up to 90%.

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Planning system call for evidence is a “positive opportunity for logistics,” says Logistics UK

Speaking on 4 July after the government announced a call for evidence on freight, logistics and the planning system, Jonathan Walker, Head of Cities and Infrastructure Policy at Logistics UK said: “The call for evidence on freight, logistics and the planning system is long awaited, much needed and should act as a catalyst for long-term planning reforms that recognise the importance of our industry.

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Northern Ireland Duty Reimbursement Scheme launched

As of 30 June 2023, traders can now reclaim duty on goods moving into Northern Ireland which do not subsequently move into the EU, after HMRC launched its Duty Reimbursement Scheme.

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Last chance to book for Logistics UK’s Next Generation Van conference

With less than a week to go until Logistics UK’s Next Generation Van conference, the business group is urging anyone who wishes to attend to book now to avoid disappointment.

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Navigating the cost squeeze

Costs are undoubtedly a key concern for all sectors of the UK economy currently, including the logistics sector.

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Decarbonising the right way

As the logistics industry continues to make further developments in exploring more time- and cost-efficient technologies, transporting goods in urban areas – both in terms of supplying retail, industry, or trade, as well as end customers – has progressed and undergone a radical shift in recent years.

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Multimodal 2023 panel discussion: Making a step change in UK freight by water

At Multimodal 2023, the Inland Waterways and Coastal Shipping Panel held an excellent discussion with a very useful focus on practical opportunities, examples and challenges. In this article, Tim Morris from Associated British Ports breaks down what was said…

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Generation Logistics case study: Tom, Sales Branch Manager Europa Road, Heathrow

Tom’s first job in the logistics sector was working as a warehouse operative part-time while he was at college. He then worked as an operator after returning from university on the Belgian and French markets, both imports and exports. 

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Ask the MAC – July 2023

Read the answers to questions frequently put to the Member Advice Centre.

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Legislation update – June 2023

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

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Heavy Vehicle Service and Maintenance apprenticeship increase welcomed but remains insufficient and “fails to recognise the needs of industry”

Following the outcome of the exceptional funding review for apprenticeships, Logistics UK has expressed its disappointment at the small increase in funding for the Heavy Vehicle Service and Maintenance apprenticeship.

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Logistics UK shares the Transport Committee’s disappointment regarding government’s response to the Fuelling the Future report

“While government’s response did note it would publish a Low Carbon Fuels (LCFs) Strategy, something Logistics UK has been consistently calling for,” says Michelle Gardner, Deputy Director of Policy, “this strategy is now over six months late.

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Generation Logistics powers into its second year with support from the Department for Transport

Generation Logistics, the industry-led and Government-backed initiative tasked with increasing awareness and finding the next generation of logistics talent, has secured backing from the Department for Transport (DfT) as it continues the communication and education programme into a second year.

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How much could you save by automating warehouse cleaning? 

The warehouse of the future is already a reality today. In all sectors of the logistics industry, businesses are having to be smarter, faster, and more reliable than ever in order to fulfil consumer demands – with many using smart technology, IT and automation to keep up.

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Modal shift is “vital” for decarbonisation across industry, says Logistics UK

Decarbonisation is a priority across the entire logistics industry with steps being taken across transport modes to reach net zero targets, but “we really need a modal shift to make vital further emission reductions,” says Michelle Gardner, Deputy Director of Policy at Logistics UK.

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Generation Logistics case study: Neil, Solution Design Director, Kinaxia

Neil’s interest in logistics piqued after he scratched the surface of the industry during his undergraduate degree.

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A month in the media - June 2023

A variety of issues have hit the headlines during June, and the press office team has ensured Logistics UK and the views of its members continue to be covered.

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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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