Logistics Skills Alliance launch 2025 Logistics Vision - a national platform

DDC Warehouse and storage in the inspirational postcode of the East Midlands Gateway – LSA report next half million goes to XPO for Nestle.

Looking at the East Midlands heartland, named the Inspirational postcode by LEP chairman Peter Richardson of D2N2, ‘eighty per cent of the UK within four hours drive on the tacho.’

The giant site on the M1 J24 exit has its latest success story as Nestle are to work with XPO on a high tech half million feet shed.

 

Top flight landing as Eddie the Eagle lands on stage to present Swift Logistics a West Berkshire win.

Eddie the Eagle announces,

This year’s Most Committed Organisation to Learning award goes to the Swift Logistics Group, a Newbury-based distribution and warehousing company.

Tracy Aust, Logistics Skills Alliance, West Thames College, congratulates Swift boss Adrian Smith. Adrian comments,

Our view at Swift is simple. investment and support of your community and the development of youth is a sound investment in your own future, we follow this mantra in all our decisions and investments in both our business activities and many and varied communities support programs. Our community matters. It’s sustainable, responsible and effective, and more importantly- it feels great!

LSA in Manchester with the Warehouse Technology Group WTG conference.

LSA chair, Carl Lomas got hands-on in the warehouse, now enjoying its eighth year – the event was a combination of keynote presentations, live demonstrations, advice clinics and networking for logistics and warehousing professionals.

Keynote speaker Mike Vernon, Head of Innovation at Kuehne & Nagel UK shared his extensive experience in employing warehouse technology to reduce costs, increase throughput and deliver a better customer experience.

Whistl acquisition of Parcelhub and Mail Workshop

Whistl is the UK's largest Downstream Access Business Mail provider and is actively pursuing growth strategies in the doordrop media, parcels, fulfilment and international markets across the UK.

FORS practitioner standard in the new Trailblazer degree apprenticeship.

Fleet operator recognition scheme, FORS was built and designed for trucks, tachographs and trailers at its heart. Bronze, silver and gold FORS accreditation stickers are on the back of almost five thousand trucks today.

FORS is almost ten years old and is set to launch version five of the standard at this year’s national conference in Middle England on October 16th.

FORS looks set to re-focus on vans and even include powered two-wheelers for this decade’s showcase of road safety standards.

Logistics Skills Alliance at the UK and Ireland's largest transport and logistics event - Multimodal 2018

  • 225 exhibitors
  • 9,500 visitors
  • 35 conference sessions
  • 85 speakers
  • The Multimodal Mixer - networking for exhibitors and visitors
  • 12 Awards

Exclusive sneak-peek of the exhibitor stands before the doors even open ! see our photo-gallery of the stands

UK national transport showcase for all things logistics, Ford, Citroen, Fiat, LDV, Peugeot and Renault all showcasing the vans in back to back floor space. Highways England in hall three, Shell and Goodyear in hall five,

MAN launch van, Nissan talk two hundred miles electric and Iveco go gas with blue van.

Bosch ceo, Dr Denner:

There’s a future for diesel. Soon, emissions will no longer be an issue.

Moya Greene

It's been a pleasure and a great privilege to serve as CEO of this cherished UK institution

Friday April 20th announcement, Moya Greene is to retire this September.

Moya Greene has done eight years, from a break-even to almost 500 million profit this year. Friday morning share price remained stable over £5.60.

Moya Greene will leave the board in July. She arrived at Royal Mail from Canada Post where she held the top slot. The privatisation in 2013/14 and a long-running dispute on pensions have been at the heart of her term.

Thursday, 12th April at 4.00 pm Regus Heathrow, Bath Road.

Logistics Skills Alliance chairman Carl Lomas was a guest of Hounslow Chamber at the oblong table of the Regus office at Heathrow with shippers, freight forwarders and handlers talking logistics in a frank and heated exchange opening on infrastructure. ‘Heathrow understands cargo but do they see cargo as a market ?

Keynotes followed on next generation workforce, e-retail digitisation and a finish on alternative fuel vehicles for clean air at Heathrow.

Logistics Skills Alliance chairman, Carl Lomas looks at the headlines,

Lomas, ‘Infrastructure remains key, fleet charge at a hub or individual driver charge at home ?

Nigel Banes SMMT, ‘ A patchwork quilt of London geographics, street-by-street compliance is not the way.

Simon Scarfe TfL, ‘Working with 33 London Boroughs is a big job. Compare it to 33 small cities

Sam Clarke Gnewt, ‘ Working in silos will create a long road to success.'

Tracey Worth IOC, ‘Clean air is not just about alternative fuel !

The full house tallied up 24 thousand vans at a single DfT round table, with giant display TVs for the energetic agenda.

LSA with TfL LoCity – centre stage to talk alternative fuel vehicles, vans and trucks.

LSA, Logistics Skills Alliance were at the TfL LoCity annual Motor Transport Fuel in Action event. Headline speakers reported below, two photo galleries - inside and out  - and the first report of the event survey to find how you shop online.