The UK’s leading warehouse and logistics expert, Core Management Logistics, hosted a customer-focused education forum surrounding potential impacts and risks to come from the current Brexit situation. More importantly, the forum shared insights on identifying how it will impact logistics operations to prepare industry leaders maintain successful initiatives.
The six-hour, Oct. 31 event at the Hinckley Island Hotel included a panel of 17 experts, seven representatives from CML and more than 20 delegates who are CML customers from caterers, fashion brands, automotive companies and more.
“With a lot of uncertainty surrounding Brexit, we wanted to ensure our customers are fully educated and informed on the impact that this may have on the industry,” commented Kerry Delaney, CML’s commercial director. “Our panel of experts were excellent and were able to shed a lot of light on various different topics surrounding Brexit.”
James Thorpe, Freight Business Unit manager at CML, reports feedback was positive. “One attendee said it may even change his whole approach to his plans for Europe expansion.”
Brexit Change Specialist and panel speaker Amelia Bishop added:
“We were very proud to be supporting Core Management Logistics of Lutterworth in their Brexit Forum Event – fantastic and how proactive! CML want to help their clients with Brexit by getting their questions answered and ensuring they get the support they need through the coming months and years. Make sure you’re not one of the 62% sitting on their heels and protect your business and customers like CML are!”
Source: Core Management Logistics
In an effort to continue leveraging the major port’s prior successes, the UK Major Ports Group composed and implemented a five-point plan this week during the Annual Parliamentary reception, according to a release. The plans five points focus primarily on connectivity, the trade environment as well as location and the ability to develop and create a sustainable framework that boosts growth in an uncertain time.
“This is the time for ports. The current focus on Brexit and the UK’s trade with the world has shone a light on ports and their importance to the U.K. And it’s not just the current context. The ports sector is on the cusp of major technological change to radically transform the business models of major ports and many of our customers and supply chain partners. So, it’s never been a more important or exciting time to be in the ports sector. The members of the U.K. Major Ports Group are ambitious to invest more in the U.K. and grow the £7.6bn of value we directly contribute to the U.K. as well as the vital enabling role facilitating trade we provide for the rest of the economy. That’s best achieved by industry and government working together and today’s 5-point plan identifies the key areas where that needs to happen, ” UKMPG Chair and Chief Executive of Forth Ports Charles Hammond said in the release.
The outline for the plan as follows:
-Ensure the UK has a major ports sector than can continue to thrive in a changing world
-Promote connectivity that boosts trade, productivity and sustainability
-Create a positive planning and development framework to boost investment and jobs
-Deliver a balanced environmental approach that delivers both sustainability and growth
-Makes sure the UK is well placed as a location to develop the ports of the future
Considering the fact that 95% of the UK’s trade is via the sea, the outline is a good indicator of the strength seen within a hugely successful sector in the global trade industry, even in the midst of the Brexit controversy.