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Every year in the UK, more than £30 billion worth of goods are moved by rail freight and our industry generates more than £1.5 billion in benefits for UK plc.
The news that the Government is to sell-off its remaining 30% stake in Royal Mail will free the company to make urgent investment in its ageing infrastructure. However, in my opinion, the new company would be a ripe candidate for a take-over.
Every five years, companies pause their investment decisions while the nation decides which party will be in government. It puts the country’s economic recovery on hold, but having seen a Conservative majority win, confidence in the market has soared.
Customers from all over the world are modernising their shopping habits, taking trade away from the high street and into the world of eCommerce. With the option of next day delivery now virtually standard, a host of new demands are being placed on the logistics behind our one-click culture.
The world of container shipping is crucial to our everyday existence. More than 60% of the goods we use every day are transported by sea. This takes its toll on the environment. Maritime transport accounts for approximately 3% of the world’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and 4% of the EU’s total GHG emissions.