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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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Do not extend cabotage relaxation, Logistics UK urges DfT

Logistics UK has opposed extending the relaxation of cabotage rules beyond 31 April 2022, following feedback from its members.

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60-second interview: Valentina Schiavoni, Supply Chain Manager, Brown-Forman

As part of Women’s History Month, Logistics Magazine caught up with Valentina Schiavoni, Supply Chain Manager at Brown-Forman, one of the world’s largest spirits and wine businesses and home to Jack Daniel’s and other well-known drinks brands.

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Rebalancing Britain – the Integrated Rail Plan

In November 2021, the government set out its Integrated Rail Plan (IRP), its £96 billion strategy to transform the rail network in the North and Midlands.

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Fuel Duty cut to relieve pressure on UK’s burdened logistics sector, says Logistics UK

The government's decision to cut Fuel Duty in yesterday's Budget announcement (23 March 2022) will help logistics businesses to afford to keep supplying the nation with the goods it needs in the face of rocketing fuel prices and other inflationary pressures, as Elizabeth de Jong, Director of Policy at Logistics UK, comments:

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Leading the charge for van leasing

Since the introduction of electric vehicles and their increasing shift into the mainstream market, fleet operators’ primary considerations when selecting the appropriate light commercial vehicles (LCV) have changed.

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Brakes applied to Newcastle Clean Air Zone

Newcastle City Council (NCC) has sought a delay to the start date of its Clean Air Zone (CAZ), originally scheduled to be introduced this summer (July 2022).

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Logistics UK's Supply Chain Consultancy launches new service to guide businesses towards net zero

Logistics UK’s Supply Chain Consultancy (SCC) launched a dedicated service last week (15 March 2022) to help businesses with vehicle fleets decarbonise their operations effectively and swiftly, while maintaining operational efficiency and profitability.

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First Hydrogen's green hydrogen van to begin demonstrator testing in June

Designer and manufacturer of zero-emission vans, First Hydrogen, recently reported on the progress of its two demonstrator Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEV) vehicles as part of its partnerships with Ballard Power Systems Inc. and AVL Powertrain UK Limited.

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Ukraine crisis threatens to place global supply chains at risk

Global supply chains, already under pressure as they recover from more than two years of COVID-19 disruption, are now being tested to the limit as the war in Ukraine is disrupting key markets and interconnected global supply chains.

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Industry welcomes government van grant funding and licence derogation announcement

Logistics UK warmly welcomed the government’s announcement last week (15 March 2022) that it would extend both its plug-in van grant and Category B licence derogation for alternatively fuelled vehicles, as well as upcoming changes to the plug-in van (PiVG) and truck grant (PiTG) weight thresholds.

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Future Logistics Conference offers a glimpse of tomorrow’s transport today

The logistics sector is currently facing a profound set of challenges – Brexit, the COVID-19 pandemic, an acute driver shortage, and now a spike in fuel prices.

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Compliance advice summary: changes to rebated fuel permitted uses

From 1 April 2022, the permitted uses of rebated fuel (“red diesel”) will be significantly reduced.

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DfT launches new unit to tackle shipping emissions

The government set up a new office last week (10 March 2022) dedicated to pioneering new technology that could make journeys by sea as carbon neutral as they were hundreds of years ago.

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Cut diesel duty to protect UK economy, Logistics UK urges government

The Russian invasion of Ukraine on 24 February 2022 has led to a massive spike in the cost of diesel for hauliers in the past few weeks, putting an unsustainable burden on UK businesses Logistics UK said this week.

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Roundtable on London Plan provides platform for members that operate in the capital

Logistics UK held a member roundtable on Tuesday (15 March 2022), to help inform its response to the Greater London Authority’s (GLA) consultation on its draft Air Quality Neutral (AQN) guidance.

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Logistics UK invited to talk about NI Protocol and Brexit with US officials

Seamus Leheny, Logistics UK’s Policy Manager – Northern Ireland (pictured left), has been invited to Washington DC for a series of meetings with US officials, along with other top UK business groups, to discuss the Northern Ireland Protocol, Brexit and other issues.

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Achieving more for our members

Elizabeth de Jong, Director of Policy, Logistics UK

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The search for the UK’s best van drivers returns

Logistics UK launched its annual call for the UK’s best van drivers to compete in its Van Driver of the Year competition 2022 last Friday (11 March 2022).

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War in Ukraine adversely impacts the air cargo sector

Rising air freight costs, reduced air capacity and the war in Ukraine are seriously impacting on the ability of the international air cargo sector – already hit hard by the pandemic – to transport goods to their intended destinations.

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Truck manufacturer embraces the electric revolution

The race to decarbonise the heavier end of the logistics fleet has assumed a greater urgency since the publication of the Transport Decarbonisation Plan last summer.

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Contents

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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