Tuesday 20th Mar 2018 - Logistics Manager

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Brexit uncertainty hits supply chain contracts

Almost a quarter (22 per cent) of UK businesses with EU suppliers are having difficulty securing contracts which run after March 2019, according to a study by the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply published just as the UK & EU agreed the terms of the Brexit transition.

UPS uses smart grid to boost electric truck use

UPS is making use of a new battery charging technology that will allow it to increase the number of electric vehicles operating from its central London site from 65 to all 170 trucks based there.

£58bn: the cost of WTO trade barriers after Brexit

Brexit could cost UK companies £27 billion in “red tape” – the direct cost of new WTO tariffs and non-tariff barriers, according to a study from management consultants Oliver Wyman and law firm Clifford Chance.

Roundtable: Braving Brexit

Industry leaders discussed the challenges facing retail, logistics and supply chain as the UK moves towards an exit from the European Union at our roundtable sponsored by DP World.

Brexit: time to step up the pressure on border controls

Negotiations on Brexit are starting in earnest this week with the focus on transition arrangements. While much of the discussion in the run-up to the talks has been on the prospect for “frictionless trade”, the friction between the two sides has been all too obvious.

Theresa May sets out vision for ‘frictionless’ trade

Prime minister Theresa May set out her vision for the movement of goods post-Brexit in a speech at the Mansion House in London on Friday (2nd March), re-iterating her desire that UK-EU border trade should be as frictionless as possible.

Stena tests battery-powered ships

Stena Line is start live tests of battery power on one of its ferries, the Stena Jutlandica, which operates between Gothenburg and Frederikshavn.