UKWA boss Peter Ward steps down

Peter Ward is to step down as chief executive of the UK Warehousing Association (UKWA) after six years in the role. His successor will be named shortly. UKWA said that since joining, he had transformed the fortunes of the Association, substantially improving revenues, widening membership to encompass retail and manufacturing logistics users, and introducing significant new benefits to membership. Chair of the UKWA management board Nicola Ridges-Jones added: “We wish ... [+]

Brexit set to force up warehouse costs, says UKWA

Increased customs checks at UK ports are likely to drive up demand for warehousing in an already tight market said UK Warehousing Association chief executive Peter Ward, following remarks by Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Michael Gove at a recent Border Delivery Group. He said that Gove also made it ... [+]

UKWA confirms new chair

The United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA) has confirmed the appointment of Nicola Ridges-Jones, Managing Director of MS Holdings (South) Ltd, as its new chair. She succeeds Stobart Aviation’s Graeme Undy, who had served in the role since 2016. UKWA chief executive Peter Ward, commented: “Nicola brings passion and experience to her ... [+]

UK warehouse space nearly full, warns UKWA

United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA) chief executive Peter Ward warned that storage space is nearly full as firms attempt to mitigate the impact of a no deal Brexit on the BBC Newsnight programme on 2 July. He said: “Stockpiling before the potential no-deal Brexit on October 31 may be near impossible. ... [+]

UKWA frustrated at post-Brexit migrant plans

United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA) chief executive Peter Ward says he is disappointed and frustrated that the Government seems not to have recognised the critical labour shortage facing the warehousing and logistics industry, a sector that depends on immigrant labour – particularly at peak times. He described the announcement at the ... [+]

UKWA calls for inland food inspections after Brexit

The United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA) has called on the Government to legislate to allow foodstuffs entering the country to be inspected inland – instead of ports - to ease the flow of goods after Brexit. Speaking on the BBC’s Ten O’Clock News programme on 21 August 21st UKWA chief executive Peter ... [+]

Trade gives Customs white paper cautious welcome

BIFA said it had “mixed feelings” about the Brexit White Paper, published on 13 July. Director general Robert Keen said it “ addresses some of the issues that BIFA has highlighted over the past two years,  including retaining something as close to the Single Market and Customs Union as is possible, ... [+]

Time to batten down the hatches, says warehouse boss

The logistics sector is facing a “perfect storm” says United Kingdom Warehousing Association chief, Peter Ward Speaking at UKWA’s awards the lunch, the association’s chief executive said that global political and economic uncertainty allied to societal shifts and changing consumer behaviour is creating “a perfect storm that is driving an unprecedented ... [+]

Brexit, air and maritime top Multimodal agenda

Topics up for debate at Multimodal 2018 include Brexit opportunities and challenges, key performance indicators for air freight shippers and optimising performance in the maritime supply chain, says Robert Jervis, logistics portfolio director at organisers, Clarion Events. The free-to-attend three-day event, includes a series of seminars and panel discussions offering insight ... [+]

Brexit could be good news for warehousemen, says UKWA chief

Government suggestions that extra inland customs clearance depots may need to be established to free up capacity in and around UK ports could create opportunities for the warehousing and logistics sector, United Kingdom Warehousing Association’s (UKWA) chief executive Peter Ward told parliamentarians. Speaking at the Association’s Annual Parliamentary Lunch at the ... [+]

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