Last places for Logistics UK Welsh lunch

With only two weeks to go until Logistics UK’s 2023 Welsh Lunch, those wishing to attend are advised to book now to avoid disappointment. It takes place at the Cardiff Marriot Hotel on Friday 24 November and celebrates the accomplishments within Welsh logistics over the past 12 months.  Sponsored by FAUN Zoeller, the lunch will include a delicious three course meal and entertainment provided by former Welsh footballer Clayton Blackmore as ... [+]

Vets strike set to disrupt Ulster trade

Logistics UK is warning that planned industrial action by Northern Ireland vets and meat inspectors next week could be highly disruptive to businesses and consumers. Employees of the Veterinary Service Animal Health Group, who carry out checks on live animals and food products are due to start five days of ... [+]

We need a plan, Logistics UK tells Welsh minister

Logistics UK delegates urged the Welsh government to provide a clear future plan for the industry at a roundtable attended by Welsh Deputy Minister for Climate Change, Lee Waters.     At the event, hosted at Owens Group’s facility in Cardiff Bay, members and industry leaders discussed the key priorities for the Wales ... [+]

Government publishes plans for new import regime

The Government published it Border Target Operating Model setting out the new, post-Brexit regime of import controls on 29 August. While introducing new systems and technology, implementation of key features has been put back, to give business more time to prepare. It introduces a new regime for security and biosecurity controls, including ... [+]

Operation Brock not a permanent solution, says Logistics UK

Logistics UK is calling for a longer term alternative to Operation Brock as a means to handle freight traffic through the Channel ports during disruption. The traffic management system, which is being deployed ahead of predicted heavy holiday traffic this weekend (22/23 July), increases costs and disruption to operators, it says.  Head ... [+]

Logistics UK recruits economics expertise

Logistics UK has appointed Mariefi Kamizouli as its new head of economics and productivity within its policy publications team. She holds a Master of Science in Environmental Economics & Climate Change from London School of Economics and Political Science. [+]

Logistics industry raises Ulster trade concerns

Logistics UK raised concerns on the draft Border Target Operating Model when it met government members on 16 May. The roundtable, hosted by Minister of State at the Cabinet Office, came after Logistics UK chief exective David Wells wrote to the Minister regarding the planned new controls on imports from the ... [+]

Logistics UK welcomes longer trailers

Logistics UK has welcomed the government’s decision to permanently allow longer semi-trailers, announced today (10 May), saying it would reduce road emissions and costs. It said it would bring many environmental benefits by reducing congestion and numbers of vehicles on the road, as well as potentially increasing road safety. It added ... [+]

Business support NI trade deal but questions remain

Logistics businesses trading between GB and Northern Ireland strongly support the Windsor Framework trading agreement between the EU and UK, according to Logistics UK research. But while 79% of those surveyed welcome the certainty which a new trading agreement will bring for their businesses, the sector still has questions about ... [+]

Logistics UK ‘cautiously optimistic’ over NI trade plan

Following a meeting with Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak on 28 February, Logistics UK said it was cautiously optimistic that the Windsor Framework would ease the passage of goods between Great Britain (GB) and Northern Ireland (NI). Head of trade and devolved policy, Nichola Mallon, said: “While our review of the details ... [+]

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