Welcome to the October issue of Logistics Insight magazine, a quarterly in-depth study of the logistics industry. In our front cover story you can read how a Deputy CEO has won her second award of the year at the recent Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) awards. Diane Ward, Carlton Forest Group, was recognised in the category of Diversity Champion for her commitment to encouraging, supporting, and giving options for females to enjoy careers in the industry which she is so passionate about.

This article was first published in the October 15th 2023 issue of Warehouse & Logistics News, subscribe to the magazine by clicking here.


Mike Bhaskaran, Group Chief Operating Officer, Digital Technology for DP World, says the company sees the world of logistics and trade as a collaborative landscape that includes its peers and stakeholders. And it is with this mindset the firm developed its recently launched whitepaper, Preparing supply chains for the future, which focuses on mapping the way forward for innovation across the industry to reimagine the way global logistics and trade operates. In the face of humanity’s greatest challenge, innovations are at the heart of DP World’s progress towards net zero carbon emissions in line with the International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) 2050 goals.

An advanced retrofit solution which fits to existing diesel vans to make them both electric (first) and/or diesel at the touch of a button using innovative in-wheel motor (IWM) technology has been launched by BEDEO, an electric vehicle supplier and manufacturer based in Farnham. The new RE-100 Range Extender, part of its Reborn Electric range, enables organisations with large fleets of vans, often with major conversions (e.g refrigeration units, bespoke fitouts, minibuses etc), to retain those vehicles for longer while still transitioning to an electric future.

The British Ports Association has welcomed the news that the legislation on port services provision will be revoked in the UK by the end of the year. It suggests the move will help maintain the competitiveness of British ports and help keep a flexible and open system for port users. Despite many of the customs and borders challenges the UK ports sector has faced since the UK’s departure from the EU, this is one development that can be viewed as a genuine Brexit dividend.

Citivale, the UK specialist logistics developer and operator, has secured Reserved Matters planning approval for the first unit to be built at its Greenbox Thirsk site. Unit 1 at Greenbox Thirsk will comprise 365,000 sq ft of manufacturing and logistics space with market-leading sustainability credentials, marking the first phase of development which will provide up to 825,000 sq ft across three units in Thirsk, North Yorkshire.

We pay tribute to the logistics industry, which never fails to deliver goods throughout the UK, whatever the weather. Enjoy reading the magazine.

James Surridge

Publishing Editor


Comments are closed.