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Freight Industry Times, Issue 85

The latest edition of Freight Industry Times includes news, comment and analysis from across the supply chain sector - including road, rail, sea and air.

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From the Editor

Supply chain sustainability and resilience remain key themes for the freight and logistics sector. Over the past two years businesses have had to adapt their operations through the pandemic, adjust to new Brexit trading arrangements, work towards decarbonisation targets whilst reacting to global issues, such as the war in Ukraine, and its supply chain ramifications.

Ahead of Multimodal (our preview coverage begins on page 19), Freight Industry Times delves into supply chain sustainability and resilience in more detail. We lead with a look ahead to the upcoming Peak Season with GSF’s James Hookham, who outlines the key factors that together could make or break supply chain performance this year.

Other highlights in this issue include:

The road to net zero

The Government’s plans to create the “world’s largest fleet of zero emission heavy goods vehicles” is a welcome development on the road to zero tailpipe, says Andy Eastlake, CEO at Zemo Partnership.

Fuel costs crisis

How effective fuel management can save on costs but also reduces the environmental impact of road operations, according to Phil Lloyd, Head of Engineering Policy at Logistics UK.

ITT Hub review

The commercial and passenger road transport industry converged for the second instalment of ITT Hub in May, to unveil the latest vehicle and tech launches, hear from government, collaborate, learn and do business within this fast-paced sector. Freight Industry Times reports.

The rise and rise of real estate

UKWA’s CEO Clare Bottle’s examines the drivers behind warehousing’s stellar growth over the last few years.

Looking back to the future

UKMPG’s CEO Tim Morris on how the dual themes of evolution and continuity are playing out in four crucial areas for ports and global trade: trade patterns, resilient supply chains, digitisation and decarbonisation.

 

As well as the latest news from across the modes, we have further analysis and opinion from our regular contributors, including RHA’s Managing Director Richard Smith, BIFA's Robert Keen, AFSS Chair Steve Bartlett and RFG’s Maggie Simpson.

Freight Industry Times will be exhibiting at Multimodal, situated in the RFG Pavilion on Stand RFG5. Please do pop along and say hello if you are attending the event. There’s a lot to talk about!