Response from Logistics UK to the Union Connectivity Review
Responding to the Union Connectivity Review’s publication today (November 26, 2021), Elizabeth de Jong, Policy Director at Logistics UK, comments:
âWith effective and efficient transport connectivity between countries essential to supporting trade and the UK economy, Logistics UK welcomes the infrastructure improvements recommended in the review, including UKNET, a strategic transport network that is would expand over the UK, and upgrade to the A75. The A75 in Scotland is a key trade route connecting Great Britain and Northern Ireland, but the route has needed investment for many years. Logistics UK will now take a more in-depth look at the implications of the recommendations of the Union Connectivity Review and work with the UK government, decentralized administrations and members to ensure the best results for the logistics industry.
Logistics UK is one of the UK’s leading trading groups, representing logistics companies that are vital to maintaining UK commerce, and over seven million people directly employed in manufacturing, sales and transport merchandise. With COVID-19, Brexit, new technologies and other disruptive forces driving changes in the way goods cross borders and in the supply chain, logistics have never been more important to UK plc. Logistics UK supports, shapes and champions safe and efficient logistics, and is the only group of companies representing the entire industry, with members from the road, rail, maritime and air sectors, as well as service buyers. freight companies such as retailers and manufacturers whose businesses depend on the efficient movement of goods. For more information about the organization and its work, including its groundbreaking research into the impacts of COVID-19 across the entire supply chain, please visitlogistic.org.uk