Critical Issues

Warehousing availability continues to fall UK wide with West Midlands the worst affected region

Warehousing availability continues to fall UK wide with West Midlands the worst affected region

New data has revealed a significant shortfall in warehousing space UK wide despite 12.7 million sq ft of speculative space having already been delivered or due for completion later this year.

Tech drives UK logistics deal activity

Tech drives UK logistics deal activity

UK logistics deal activity was driven by technology businesses, according to the latest Q1 figures.

Nearly half of the 15 transactions completed in the logistics sector in the first quarter of 2021 involved software businesses, such as fleet telematics, workforce and supply chain management, shipment tracking solutions and warehouse management systems.

UK importers are still reeling from increased Brexit costs and delays

UK importers are still reeling from increased Brexit costs and delays

New Government figures reveal that many businesses are still overwhelmed by the impact of Brexit. Over 39% of importers reported they are still struggling with new customs duties and 38.6% were battling with increased transport costs.

71% of UK businesses see role for CCTV in keeping workplaces 'COVID Safe' as they encourage more workers back

71% of UK businesses see role for CCTV in keeping workplaces 'COVID Safe' as they encourage more workers back

A multi-country survey of organisations with more than 50 staff and running an existing video monitoring system, carried out by Video Security as a Service (VSaaS) innovator Ava Security, found that 71% of UK firms saw a role for their existing video system in supporting a safe return the workplace for more of their staff.

Steps to better workplace health and safety

Steps to better workplace health and safety

Paul Roehricht, UK strategic account manager at impact protection specialist Brandsafe, says warehouse and distribution centre operators must continue to ensure the safety of their workforce as they look to optimise productivity in the current climate.

Logistics industry backs government emissions targets on Earth Day

Logistics industry backs government emissions targets on Earth Day

Logistics UK, the business group representing the industry charged with moving the goods the nation’s economy needs, has welcomed the government’s commitment to reducing emissions by 78% by 2035 (compared with 1990 levels), announced on 20 April.

BlueVoyant report reveals US supply chain is under siege as ransomware attacks on shipping and logistics firms triple

BlueVoyant report reveals US supply chain is under siege as ransomware attacks on shipping and logistics firms triple

BlueVoyant, the cyber security services company, has announced the findings from its newest report: Supply Chain Disruptions and Cyber Security in Logistics.

Container prices surge in China and India as supply chain blockages tighten supply

Container prices surge in China and India as supply chain blockages tighten supply

The container shortages that have been adding to logistics logjams in Asia and beyond are showing few signs of being resolved, according to the latest data from Container xChange, the online platform for the leasing and trading of shipping containers.

What the Top 10 Forklift Manufacturers of 2021 Get Right

What the Top 10 Forklift Manufacturers of 2021 Get Right

Material handling equipment manufacturing is an incredibly lucrative industry as it supplies equipment to many different commerce and engineering-based markets. Forklifts are used extensively in the warehousing and distribution industry, manufacturing, and construction.

Lack of financial support is placing insecure workers at risk

Lack of financial support is placing insecure workers at risk

Following recent research that has brought to light that workers in insecure jobs are twice as likely to die of Covid, Aleksandra Flack, a senior employment lawyer at Langleys Solicitors, commented: “This increase in the chance of death for those in insecure roles can be linked to the lack of financial support available to them.

E-commerce companies urged to reduce parcel volumes to limit courier driver shortage’s impact on online deliveries

E-commerce companies urged to reduce parcel volumes to limit courier driver shortage’s impact on online deliveries

Research recently released by market intelligence agency, Mintel, shows that the Covid-19-inspired rise in online shopping has driven a boom in demand for UK courier and delivery services.

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