Critical Issues

UKWA Chief appeals for exemption from self-isolation for warehouse workers

UKWA Chief appeals for exemption from self-isolation for warehouse workers

Clare Bottle, the new Chief Executive of the UK Warehousing Association (UKWA), has written to Rachel Maclean, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Transport, making a case for logistics workers to be exempt from self-isolation as the ‘pingdemic’ sweeps the country causing shortages of supplies.

75% of consumers want connected packaging to help them recycle reveals new report

75% of consumers want connected packaging to help them recycle reveals new report

A new report launched by SharpEnd, an experience-led full-service partner to some of the world’s biggest brand owners across connected packaging and retail, reveals why consumers engage with connected packaging using different technologies such as QR, NFC and AR - unearthing some surprising consumer trends and attitudes.

Independent study reveals good air quality around the Port of Tyne

Independent study reveals good air quality around the Port of Tyne

Air quality around the Port of Tyne is ‘good’ and well within the required national standards, an independent inventory of pollutant gas emissions has concluded.

Golden opportunity for peak period performance

Golden opportunity for peak period performance

The pandemic has changed the way we shop forever, with e-commerce convenience here to stay, but there’s still time to get onboard for the so-called ‘Golden Quarter’ – says the Chief Product & Delivery Officer of WMS technology innovator, SnapFulfil.

Government announces package of measures to support road haulage industry

Government announces package of measures to support road haulage industry

A package of measures to help tackle the HGV driver shortage has been announced by the Government.

Relaxation of drivers’ hours a safety risk

Relaxation of drivers’ hours a safety risk

The Government’s relaxation of the rules, earlier this month, for how long lorry drivers can work as a temporary fix for a severe shortage of heavy goods vehicle (HGV) operators, is compromising safety standards and is not the solution to the haulage industry shortage of HGV drivers issue.

Trakm8: Telematics overhaul needed to combat driver shortages

Trakm8: Telematics overhaul needed to combat driver shortages

As the UK government continues to hold talks with hauliers over driver shortages which are affecting critical supply chains, Trakm8 is urging logistics firms to redouble efforts to drive up efficiency in existing fleets.

Is the Government about to beg EU truckers to return to UK?

Is the Government about to beg EU truckers to return to UK?

ParcelHero says the Government is currently engaged in ‘secret’ talks with supply chain professionals that could result in non-UK HGV drivers, including EU nationals, being called back to the UK on temporary visas.

Mobile technology will be critical to deliveries in just five years’ time, 77% of UK T&L leaders agree

Mobile technology will be critical to deliveries in just five years’ time, 77% of UK T&L leaders agree

Two-thirds (77%) of the UK’s transportation and logistics (T&L) leaders (71% globally), believe that mobile-first technology will be critical to deliveries in just five years’ time, new global research from mobile and IoT management solutions provider, SOTI, has found.

Air cargo's 'long and winding road' to recovery got back on track in June, but airlines continue to micromanage global capacity

Air cargo's 'long and winding road' to recovery got back on track in June, but airlines continue to micromanage global capacity

After May’s subdued performance, global air cargo resumed its ‘long and winding road’ to Covid recovery in June with a 1% growth in demand versus the same month of 2019, as airlines continued to micromanage cargo capacity, according to the latest industry volume, load factor and rates data from analysts CLIVE Data Services and TAC Index.

What are the key elements of an effective safety culture?

What are the key elements of an effective safety culture?

By Ed Smith, freelance journalist

An effective safety culture can be the key to avoiding accidents at work. If an organisation’s culture doesn’t provide the right environment and standards, not only can accidents happen but employees may not feel safe at work.

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