Logistics UK deplores new migrant fines

Logistics UK has objected new fines for UK hauliers found to be carrying clandestine migrants or crossing the border with an unsecured vehicle, imposed by the Government in a new bill on 16 January. Senior policy manager, Chris Yarsley, said that the new penalty of up to £6,000 could deter EU operators from risking a journey to the UK, adding: “We hope that government will work with the sector to help ... [+]

Northern Ireland trade under scrutiny

Logistics met the Foreign Secretary, James Cleverly on 11 January to discuss the impact of the Northern Ireland Protocol on NI trade, along with solutions to provide future trading certainty. Head of trade and devolved policy at Logistics UK, Nichola Mallon, commented: “We emphasised the need for a negotiated outcome between ... [+]

Logistics UK calls for more French border staff as Operation Brock restarts

The reinstatement of the Operation Brock traffic management system on the M20 for coastbound traffic on 13 December will provide more certainty for those moving goods across the UK border said Logistics UK. However, following disruption during previous implementations of the system, in December 2021 and during the summer holidays, due ... [+]

Logistics firms clean up at annual awards

Logistics UK announced the winners of its sixth annual Logistics Awardsin London on   8 December. Entries for the awards - sponsored by jetwash manufacturer Kärcher - came from road, rail, sea and air sectors including operators, manufacturers, logistics and supporting industries and recognised companies and individuals that have made a ... [+]

Logistics UK appoints trade and devolution expert

Logistics UK has appointed Nichola Mallon as head of trade and devolved policy bringing over 14 years of experience working within local government, the devolved Assembly and government in Northern Ireland. Director of policy, Kate Jennings, said: “Nichola’s appointment allows us to reinforce Logistics UK’s unique position as the only business group ... [+]

Record entries for Logistics Awards

Logistics UK says it has received a record number of entries for its Logistics Awards 2022 – around double the figure received in previous years. The shortlist for the event at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge, London on the evening of Thursday 8 December include: CharterSync, McCulla (Ireland) UK and PD ... [+]

Logistics UK supports shortsea conference

Logistics UK is supporting the Coastlink Conference on short-sea and feeder shipping in Liverpool on 3-4 May 2023. The conference –at the Royal Liver Building – will include a diverse range of industry expert speakers and interactive panel discussions, hosted by Peel Ports Group. [+]

Logistics UK team are overnight sensation

A five-man Logistics UK team completed a mammoth overnight cross-country bike ride from the Leamington Spa office to the organisation’s head office in Tunbridge Wells on 28 July, raising £2,600for Macmillan Cancer Support. The group rode into the sunset and taking in illuminated London landmarks such as Buckingham Palace and Tower ... [+]

Logistics UK welcomes faster airside vetting

Logistics UK has welcomed the government’s decision to accelerate security vetting checks for new recruits to the aviation industry. Shortages of security-vetted staff have been blamed for recent delays to flights and aircraft handling at major UK airports. Policy manager, Alexandra Herdman, said: “While safety and security must always be of paramount ... [+]

Light at the end of the logistics tunnel

The disruption to global supply chains, which began at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic looks set to continue throughout 2022 but there are brighter signs ahread, according to Logistics UK’s annual Logistics Report, published on 14 June. It found that global and local factors have caused issues for all elements ... [+]

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