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Freight Industry Times, Issue 91

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

In the latest edition of Freight Industry Times, we throw a spotlight the dynamic world of event logistics, where precision and reliability are non-negotiable. We profile KB Event Ltd who has emerged as a trailblazer in this time-sensitive realm, boasting a stellar reputation built over three decades of catering to blue-chip clients and high-profile global events, from the Coronation of King Charles and Queen Camilla to Sam Fender’s landmark homecoming concert at St James’ Park.

Other highlights in this issue…

Are you ready for PSS?

Logistics UK's Chris Yarsley addresses the challenges faced by the transport industry in adapting to TfL's new Progressive Safe System.

HS2: The repercussions for rail freight

Maggie Simpson, Director General of the Rail Freight Group, offers a unique perspective on the repercussions for rail freight traffic following the cancellation of the Birmingham-Manchester leg of HS2.

The North West's powerhouse port

Celebrating a significant milestone, the Manchester Ship Canal marks 130 years of operation in 2024. A pivotal player in shaping the industrial landscape of the North West, its journey reflects the resilience and adaptability inherent in maritime logistics.

Flying in the face of adversity

In the air cargo industry, Dr. Sally Dixon of Azimuth Associates paints a picture of exciting opportunities juxtaposed with challenges. While innovation abounds, infrastructure changes are facing delays, prompting concerns about the UK's competitiveness in this vital sector.

Liability or loss

Andrew Watson-Steward, Senior Cargo Underwriter at TT Club, guides us through the essential distinctions in cargo cover, emphasising the importance of understanding liability versus loss in the complex world of freight insurance.

You can also expect more insightful comment and analysis from our regular contributors including Logistics UK’s CEO David Wells, BIFA’s Director General Steve Parker and UKWA’s CEO Clare Bottle.

Enjoy the read.