Monday 23rd Jul 2018 - Logistics Manager Magazine

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Brexit will hit UK harder than EU

The UK will be hit harder by Brexit than the European Union, a study by the International Monetary Fund has concluded. Among the EU members, Ireland is likely to hardest hit by Brexit because it has the most exposure to the UK economy. The Netherlands and Belgium are also likely to suffer disproportionally from Brexit, […]

EU members must step up Brexit preparations

The European Union has called on member states to step up preparations for Brexit in an advisory document, warning that, the UK’s withdrawal will undoubtedly cause disruption – for example in business supply chains – whether or not there is a deal.

Border friction will drive up cost of butter and cheese

The availability of butter, yoghurts and cheese could become restricted after the UK leaves the European Union, according to dairy giant Arla Foods which has commissioned a study by the London School of Economics to look at the impact.

FORS celebrates 10th anniversary

The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme, launched by TfL, has reached its tenth year and milestone having started as a new scheme with a small group of member operators to a nationwide scheme that represents the full spectrum of the transport operating industry with 5,000 members.

Report highlights modern slavery risks in supply chain

Modern slavery risks will increase if states don’t prepare supply chain workers to adapt to competition from robot manufacturing, according to Verisk Maplecroft, the global risk analytics, research and strategic forecasting company.

Ocado orders 29 gas-powered tractor units

Ocado is to take 29 Iveco Stralis NP tractor units, which the manufacturer reckons is the largest UK order for single-fuel gas-powered trucks of any manufacturer to-date.

Consolidation centres can improve air quality

Urban Consolidation Centres can play an important role in helping local authorities to meet emission targets and reduce congestion, according to the Transport Systems Catapult (TSC), the not-for-profit innovation centre which is overseen by Innovate UK.

FTA commits to carbon reduction with government  

The Freight Transport Association has agreed to support the government’s short-term target of reducing carbon emissions from HGVs by 15 per cent by 2025 against 2015 figures by adopting the target into its existing Logistics Emission Reduction Scheme and adding to its initial target of 7 per cent.