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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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Rail and air: making the connection

With transport responsible for 27% of UK greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in 2019 and road transport accounting for almost 90% of domestic transport emissions, maximising the use of other transport modes like rail (which is responsible for just 1.4% of GHG emissions) in logistics is essential for the UK to reach its decarbonisation goals.

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On-the-road power plant: VARTA® ProMotive AGM truck battery by Clarios gets drivers warmly and reliably through the winter

* VARTA ProMotive AGM sets new standards in terms of reliability and durability * Fewer flat batteries even at low sub-zero temperatures * Tested in action by a fleet in Sweden

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Don’t delay, get control of customs

With the end of the transition period for import customs checks from the EU fast approaching, businesses need to be aware of the new procedures to make sure everything goes smoothly when they want to bring goods into the UK.

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Logistics UK gives evidence at Transport Select Committee

The road freight supply chain is facing many challenges and opportunities, including the ongoing shortage of HGV drivers, a patchwork of local urban regulations, and the need to decarbonise operations efficiently, Logistics UK told the Transport Select Committee’s inquiry at the House of Commons into the road freight supply chain yesterday (24 November 2021).

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Government rail package a hit and a miss, says Logistics UK

The government’s Integrated Rail Plan, announced last week (18 November 2021), which includes the removal of the proposed eastern leg of HS2, represents a missed opportunity to enhance the efficiency of supply chains in the North and Midlands, according to Logistics UK.

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Short Straits – how resilient is the UK’s most important trade route?

Measuring just 21 miles at its narrowest point, the Short Straits between the Kent coast and northern France is by far the shortest distance between the UK and the European Continent.

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Month in the media – November 2021   

November has been another incredibly busy month for Logistics UK’s media team, who achieved 515 pieces of editorial coverage between 27 October and 23 November and created the opportunity for 1.7 million people to see Logistics UK and its messages featured in the media. 

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Electric charge point regulation is a vital step forward, says Logistics UK

The announcement that building regulations have been altered to require new buildings to be fitted with electric vehicle charge points marks significant progress in the nation’s efforts to decarbonise transport, Logistics UK has said.

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Logistics UK’s driver shortage campaign shows impressive results

Logistics UK’s concerted campaign for greater government action on the nationwide driver shortage is paying dividends, with a string of government announcements and assurances.

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FedEx Express boosts air freight capacity ahead of peak season

Logistics UK member FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp, has boosted its air network capacity within Europe with the addition of three new flights and four flight capacity upgrades, adding a total of almost 210,000 kilogrammes of weekly capacity on specific lanes within Europe.

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Last Mile Conference delegates urged to change their perceptions about logistics

Senior industry delegates who attended the inaugural London and South East Manufacturing, Industrial and Logistics Conference earlier this week (16 November 2021) were rewarded with a packed and topical agenda, covering the image of the industry, decarbonisation, future workspace, and urban and city logistics.

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Logistics UK helps inform sweeping review of HGV driver training

Logistics UK attended the Department for Transport’s first industry stakeholder forum meeting on HGV driver training recently, following the government’s announcement last week that it is undertaking a sweeping review into the Driver CPC (Certificate of Professional Competence) regime.

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Logistics UK continues to press for action on driver shortage

While the driver shortage is still an urgent issue for the logistics sector, the government has announced a raft of mitigation measures to help ease the problem following extensive campaigning from Logistics UK.

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COP26: government confirms phase out dates for new diesel HGVs

It was exactly one year ago (18 November 2020) that the Prime Minister set out his plan for what he described a “green industrial revolution”, to tackle climate change and transition to a net zero economy.

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Is a skills crisis limiting Britain’s trade?

Frank Dunsmuir, Head of Customs & International Trade, Digital Trader Services & Fujitsu

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Transport Secretary responds positively to request for support to decarbonise van fleets

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps MP has responded positively to Logistics UK’s request for financial support for van operators to transition to zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) by 2030.

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Compliance advice summary: driver defect reporting

Saving drivers fines ahead of the Christmas peak

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Business group engages with ex-Tesco chief on supply chain issues

Logistics UK was invited to attend a roundtable meeting with Sir David Lewis, former CEO of Tesco, last week as the government seeks to get a grip on supply chain issues.

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Driving the economy: what is the future for lower skilled workers?

Elizabeth de Jong, Director of Policy at Logistics UK

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Policy wins and campaign highlights – November 2021

HGV driver training, skills webinar, avoiding traffic disruption in Glasgow, MOT test availability – campaigns and wins recently achieved by Logistics UK's policy team

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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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