Critical and key issues in material handling, logistics and distribution

Critical issues are thought provoking articles relating to strategy,legislation,technology,best practice and the some of the most challenging business topics in the world of material handling.The articles in this section have been contributed by senior industry leaders, research analysts, trade associations such as the UKWA (United Kingdom Warehousing Association) BIFA (British International Freight Association), the FTA (Freight Transport Association) and the FLTA ( ForkLift Truck Association), as well as many others.

Other important topics covered in this section concern Health and Safety in Logistics with articles from the Health & Safety Executive (HSE).Taxation, government policy,climate change,recruitment and training schemes are all covered, as well as educational opportunities at various UK logistics educational facilities such at Cranfield University

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Brexit red tape is creating a sticky mess at borders, says ParcelHero

Brexit red tape is creating a sticky mess at borders, says ParcelHero

Brexit bureaucracy is now creating delays and pushing up costs, says international delivery expert ParcelHero. It says up to 20% of parcels and trucks are being stopped at some borders.

First full week of Lockdown 3 has limited impact on the UK job market

First full week of Lockdown 3 has limited impact on the UK job market

As the UK finishes its first week in a third national lockdown, the latest job market data from the UK’s leading independent job board, CV-Library, reveals a resilience in the UK job market that may surprise many.

Covering all bases for customers’ printing and labelling needs

Covering all bases for customers’ printing and labelling needs

LogisticsHandling.com spoke with Karen Peacock, head of print solutions, Dakota Integrated Solutions, about the company’s printing and labelling solutions offerings, together with its extensive customer support packages designed to help users remain fully operational, productive and profitable.

Mark of efficiency - Printing & Labelling Special Technology Report

Mark of efficiency - Printing & Labelling Special Technology Report

LogisticsHandling.com Chief Editor, Ed Holden, spoke with leading analysts and vendors about the current state of play within the printing & labelling technology arena, what potential benefits are afforded to the user by ongoing technological development and what lies ahead.

Are you wondering if your business is ready for a Transportation Management System?

Are you wondering if your business is ready for a Transportation Management System?

If so, we would be happy to invite you to our webinar: "Why a TMS? Signs your organization needs one" taking place on 20 January at 16:00 (CET)

British Ports Association welcomes Brexit trade deal but warns there will still be major changes for our trade with Europe

British Ports Association welcomes Brexit trade deal but warns there will still be major changes for our trade with Europe

Responding to the news that the EU and the UK had reached an outline agreement on a future post Brexit deal, the British Ports Association has welcomed the continued tariff free trade but suggested that there will still be major impacts at the end of the transition.

Logistics UK launches Skills and Employment Report 2020

Logistics UK launches Skills and Employment Report 2020

A new report from Logistics UK, the business group representing the industry that is at the heart of the UK’s economy, has highlighted the severe impact Brexit and the COVID-19 pandemic is having on the sector’s underlying skills shortage.

96% of UK hauliers 'not ready for transition': many need clarity on border legislation and overwhelmed by admin

96% of UK hauliers 'not ready for transition': many need clarity on border legislation and overwhelmed by admin

With nearly 1 in 4 UK hauliers having already lost business due to Brexit, they reveal whether they’re prepared for the post-Brexit transition period.

Brexit deal protects economy, but still much to do says Logistics UK

Brexit deal protects economy, but still much to do says Logistics UK

Business group Logistics UK has reacted with optimism to the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) reached between the UK and EU, but has cautioned that there is still much to be done to protect the nation’s supply chains, and the economy as a whole.

A bare-bones Brexit deal for traders, but a no-deal Brexit for many other sectors

A bare-bones Brexit deal for traders, but a no-deal Brexit for many other sectors

The trade and security deal the UK Government struck with the EU is a bare-bones deal for tariff-free trade in goods, but a no-deal for many other business sectors, creating significant frictions and less EU market access from 1 January, according to tax and advisory firm Blick Rothenberg.

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