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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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Are autonomous river vessels the future of water freight?

A government-backed collaboration between Cory and BAE Systems announced last week (Thursday 16 September 2021) promises to design, develop and demonstrate technologies for the reduction of emissions from marine vessels.

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Expand the National Skills Fund to help resolve driver shortage, says Logistics UK

Logistics UK is urging the government to expand the terms of its National Skills Fund (NSF) – an initiative to help adults train into new careers – to include level 2 qualifications so British workers can access funding to train as HGV drivers, and other vital roles the logistics industry desperately needs to fill.

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Logistics UK chief stresses the severity of the driver shortage to Transport Secretary

David Wells, Logistics UK’s Chief Executive, underlined the impact of the driver skills crisis to Transport Secretary Grant Shapps MP and Transport Minister Baroness Vere last week (7 September 2021) at a special business group meeting held at the Department for Transport.

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Discover Logistics Careers campaign to offer employers downloadable toolkits

Logistics UK’s Discover Logistics Careers campaign, which is being publicised via The Sun on Sunday newspaper, will be offering a downloadable toolkit providing a range of resources to help employers get involved.

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Compliance advice summary: bridge strikes

Ray Marshall, Senior Transport Adviser, Member Advice Centre

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Changes to HGV driver testing process: measures a positive step forwards, says Logistics UK

The changes to the HGV driver testing process announced last Friday (10 September 2021) show the government is now moving at pace towards a solution to the current driver shortage, Logistics UK has said.

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TRL will lead project to clear the way for autonomous vehicles

While driverless vehicles may still sound like the stuff of science fiction to many veterans of the logistics industry, one team of expert scientists, engineers and specialists is already engaged on a project to pave the way for their introduction on the nation’s roads.

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Policy campaign highlight – September 2021

Spotlight on the driver shortage campaign run by the Logistics UK policy team

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Logistics UK Transport Manager Survey captures the challenges facing operators

Following a pause in publication in 2020 owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, Logistics UK’s Transport Manager Survey has returned for 2021.

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Continental and Bandvulc to star at Tip-Ex 2021

Continental Tyres is set to showcase products from the Bandvulc and Continental ranges at the upcoming Tip-Ex 2021 show in Harrogate.

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Van registrations rise in the summer, but semi-conductor shortage remains a concern

The van market saw its second-best August on record, with more than 20,500 registrations during what is traditionally one of the quietest months of the year, according to the latest figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

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UK calls for zero global shipping emissions by 2050

The UK has backed a world-leading absolute zero target for international shipping emissions by 2050, as announced by Transport Secretary Grant Shapps on Monday (13 September 2021), marking the start of the greenest London International Shipping Week.

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Discover Logistics Careers campaign signs media partnership with the Sun on Sunday

Following the recent launch of its Discover Logistics Careers campaign, Logistics UK is delighted to announce a partnership with the Sun on Sunday newspaper, to begin on 1 October 2021.

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Think what the future will look like, Traffic Commissioner urges conference delegates

It was a full house and a packed agenda at the British Motor Museum on Tuesday (7 September 2021) for the Fleet Engineer conference – the first Logistics UK event to be held in person since the COVID-19 pandemic swept the UK in spring 2020.

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Logistics UK announces shortlist for its 2021 Van Awards!

Thirteen of the UK’s finest van operators were celebrating recently after being named as finalists in Logistics UK’s prestigious Van Awards 2021.

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Policy wins – September 2021

Recent wins achieved by the Logistics UK policy team.

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Driver apprenticeship scheme helps Hermes tackle driver shortage

Hermes, a long-term Logistics UK member and one of the UK’s largest parcel delivery companies, has launched an apprenticeship programme designed to help tackle the national HGV driver shortage.

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Northern Ireland's logistics event of the year – don't miss out!

Only a few tables remain for the Logistics UK Northern Ireland Logistics Lunch which takes place on 1 October 2021 at The Merchant Hotel in Belfast.

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Shipping review reveals shippers’ struggle as carriers’ profits soar

Importers and exporters are facing a rapidly disintegrating container shipping market as capacity fails to keep pace with business demand and shipping rates rise, according to the Global Shippers’ Forum (GSF), the business organisation representing the owners of cargo in international trade.

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Logistics UK’s Van Operational Briefings – only one week remaining

Logistics UK’s Van Operational Briefings are taking place later this month, providing operators with the crucial information they need to ensure their vans are operated in a safe, efficient and compliant manner.

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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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