The “centrality of freight” to the UK economy is “sometimes forgotten in politics”, transport minister Jesse Norman MP admitted this week. Addressing the Logistics UK Future Logistics conference at ITT Hub in Farnborough on 11 May, Norman, who has been responsible for decarbonisation and technology at the DfT since October 2022, paid tribute to the […]
Home secretary Priti Patel is looking into the issue of safe parking for lorry drivers after meeting with Freightlink Europe director Lesley O’Brien.
Timber hauliers in Scotland are to benefit from £4m in funding that will go towards new haulage routes, passing places and decarbonising the forestry sector. Around seven million tonnes of timber is transported from Scotland’s forests to sawmills and processing plants and the funding announced by the Strategic Timber Transport Fund will support the industry […]
Logistics UK has appointed Nichola Mallon, former minister for infrastructure in the Northern Ireland Assembly as head of trade and devolved policy. Mallon replaces Seamus Leheny, who left the role earlier this month to become chief executive of the Northern Ireland Federation of Housing Associations (NIFHA). In her new post Mallon brings over 14 years of experience […]