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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On 29 August, the Cabinet Office released its Border Target Operating Model guidance: the ‘final’ plans for a new approach to importing goods into Great Britain that will be progressively introduced from the end of January 2024.
Research by strategy firm Stonehaven has identified that the UK will face a shortfall of around one million engineers by 2030, which could threaten the viability of major engineering projects such as HS2.
Following successful initial fleet operator road trials in the UK, zero emission automotive and green energy developer, First Hydrogen, has decided to open up fleet trials for its hydrogen-fuel-cell-powered vehicle (FCEV) in response to growing interest from parcel delivery companies.
There aren’t many career choices that can match logistics for breadth of experience and opportunity. That’s certainly been Esther’s experience, who joined DFDS after graduation as a management trainee.
Logistics UK has maintained a significant presence in the news over the past month on behalf of its members, thanks to the efforts of the press office team.
The railway network is an indispensable part of Great Britain’s economy, transporting 10.48 billion net tonne miles of rail freight in 2022 – an increase of 11.3% from 2021.
As one of the UK’s leading business groups representing logistics businesses, which are vital to keeping the UK trading, on 15 August Logistics UK wrote to the minister for transport regarding the Driver CPC review to represent its members and call for change.
Logistics companies nationwide are celebrating after being shortlisted for Logistics UK's prestigious Logistics Awards 2023.
Transport for the North's Strategic Plan will boost the region's economy, but only if the supply chain's role is placed squarely in the middle of the north’s ambitions for business success, according to Logistics UK.
The UK’s leading retailer remains on course to reach its ambitious net zero targets by 2035 and recently rolled out its 500th electric delivery van in line with these ambitions.
The DVSA’s Guide to Maintaining Roadworthiness (GTMR) – a logistics business’s handbook for driving on Britain’s roads and keeping themselves and their vehicles compliant – was updated in April 2023 to improve guidance to operators and maintenance providers.
The decarbonisation of global maritime logistics continues at pace, with recent developments accelerating the transition to zero-emission sea freight.
“I ‘fell’ into logistics almost seven years ago not knowing what I wanted to do," says Callum. "After various roles within GXO I was given the opportunity to take the position as Site Manager, a position with a lot of opportunities for development.”
The UK’s apprenticeship system needs a radical overhaul if businesses which make regular Levy payments into the scheme are to be able to train new recruits using these funds, according to a new report from business group Logistics UK.
Finances have become a bigger concern than ever as costs continue to escalate nationwide across the logistics industry.
Some of the UK’s finest freight businesses are celebrating this week after being announced as finalists for Logistics UK’s Van Awards 2023.
Does a smooth journey to net zero exist? How can you properly track progress? And what does it look like for a massive logistics operation? We spoke to Dr Nicholas Head, Head of Sustainability for UK and Ireland at XPO Logistics, who has some answers…
Once the jewel of the air cargo industry, Manston Airport was closed to air traffic in 2015 to enable the space to be used as an temporary lorry park in times of cross-Channel travel disruption.
Before her graduate scheme at GXO, the word ‘logistics’ could have meant anything to Katie.
“In all honesty, I didn’t know what the word meant!” she admits. “However, I did know there must be a process for my ASOS parcels to reach my door!”
By Jonathan Walker, Head of Cities and Infrastructure Policy at Logistics UK
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