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 Bridge, before riding on to a well-earned rest at the Kent headquarters. The ride was organised by Ian Wright,  and other ... [+]

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 ... [+]

NI Protocol must work for business, says Logistics UK

Logistics UK has reiterated its call for the UK government to make the Northern Ireland (NI) Protocol work effectively after a meeting with Foreign Secretary Liz Truss on 25 May at Hillsborough Castle/ The organisation’s NI policy manager Seamus Leheny confirmed that Logistics UK had called on the UK and EU ... [+]

Kate Jennings to lead Logistics UK policy

Logistics UK has appointed Kate Jennings as its new policy director. Her extensive policy career has included both government and business sector roles, most recently as the policy director of the Railway Industry Association. During her time at the Department for Transport, she worked in aviation and rail policy, as ... [+]

Kent truck queues are humanitarian issue, says Logistics UK

Operation Brock – the Kent traffic management system for dealing with disruption to travel across the English Channel – is becoming a humanitarian issue, argues Logistics UK. The system is leaving hundreds of truck drivers stuck without access to basic hygiene facilities, food and water, said policy manager – South, ... [+]

Logistics UK takes supply chain concerns to the top

Logistics UK’s policy manager for Northern Ireland, Seamus Leheny, discussed the impact of Brexit and the Northern Ireland Protocol when he met US President Joe Biden, at the White House St Patrick’s Day reception. Part of a week-long visit to the US capital, the meeting gave Mr Leheny the opportunity to ... [+]

The future of logistics – in Farnborough

Logistics UK is to hold a Future Logistics Conference alongside the ITT Hub at Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre on 11 and 12 May. The free to attend event will be headlined by a keynote speech from world renowned space scientist Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock on the first morning. Other speakers ... [+]

Conference to explore supply chain resilience

Logistics UK is holding a free to attend, invitation-only Supply Chain Resilience conference on 30 March at the America Square Conference Centre in the City of London (EC3N 2lB). The event will arm senior business leaders with the insight they need to navigate the challenging logistics environment, protect their operations ... [+]

OBE for Logistics UK chief

Logistics UK chief executive David Wells was awarded an OBE in the New Year’s Honours list, for services to transport and logistics. Mr Wells, who has been in charge of the organisation for the past six years, was recognised for his transformational work which has established the business group as ... [+]

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