Free webinar to launch Logistics UK carbon-cutting plans

Logistics UK, will launch its route map to decarbonise logistics at a webinar on 10 November as it publishes its Route to Net Zero manifesto on the dedicated Transport Day at the COP 26 UN Climate Change Conference.  The one-hour session is free to attend for members and non-members. Chief executive David Wells will present the business group’s road map to decarbonise logistics across all transport modes and will detail the ... [+]

Transport: More investment needed, says Logistics UK

Logistics UK called for significant investment into the nation’s transport infrastructure in its response to the government’s Comprehensive Spending Review in early October. Policy director Elizabeth de Jong said: “Logistics UK is urging the government to recognise the vital role the logistics industry plays in supporting the UK as it recovers ... [+]

Northern Ireland logistics lunch – book now to avoid disappointment

A few tables remain available for the Logistics UK Northern Ireland Logistics Lunch  on 1 October  at the Merchant Hotel in Belfast, says Logistics UK.  Sponsored by Diamond Trucks and Renault Trucks, the forum recognises the industry’s achievements, allows people to reconnect with peers and enjoy a delicious three course lunch and debate informally the key issues and opportunities facing the sector with logistics ... [+]

Logistics UK sets out roadmap to zero carbon

Logistics UK has launched a Route to Net Zero campaign to encourage its 18,000 member businesses to commit to decarbonising their operations as quickly, effectively and as urgently as possible to help the UK achieve carbon neutrality ahead of the legal deadline of 2050. It is calling on its members ... [+]

Truck clamps come off in Kent

Logistics UK has applauded a decision by ministers to withdraw powers from Kent County Council (KCC) to clamp HGVs parked in laybys in Kent beyond 30 June. The organisation wrote to Parliamentary Undersecretary of State Rachel Maclean earlier this month, to express its strong objections to KCC’s powers to clamp ... [+]

Logistics UK slams Kent truck parking ban

Logistics UK has written to DfT Under Secretary of State  Rachel Maclean strongly objecting to Kent County Council's ban on lorry parking in laybys for more than 45 minutes in several areas of the county, saying that it contravenes the rights of logistics workers. Policy manager for the south, Heidi Skinner ... [+]

Truckers must not carry the can for stowaways, says Logistics UK

Hauliers and drivers who are unwitting victims of people-smuggling gangs should not be penalised if all precautions have been taken to protect their vehicles, said Logistics UK in response to the government’s consultation, New Plan for Immigration, that closed on 6 May. Government plans would see changes to the penalties under the Clandestine Entrant ... [+]

Rail’s future must be electric, says Logistics UK

Logistics UK has urged government to begin a rolling programme of rail electrification, in a joint letter to the Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps, co-signed by more than 15 business, industry and campaign groups. It follows research by Railway Industry Association (RIA) into why decarbonisation of the rail sector is only possible with large-scale railway electrification; hydrogen and battery alternatives cannot be a complete replacement.    Multi ... [+]

Trade figures ‘encouraging’ says Logistics UK

Logistics UK said it was encouraged by the latest ONS figures published on 13 April, showing an improvement in trade between the UK and EU. General manager of public policy, Alex Veitch, said: “We expect this trend will continue as many of the factors which may have caused friction to ... [+]

Conference to scrutinise short-sea shipping

The Coastlink Live online conference will examine how short sea shipping can provide a sustainable alternative to moving goods to and from Europe on 22 April.  The free-to-attend conference, supported by Logistics UK, will take place between 10:00 – 11:00 BST and will focus on how the movement of freight is ... [+]

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