Coastlink Conference 2021 to discuss short sea shipping Post-Brexit

Short sea shipping can provide a sustainable alternative to moving goods to and from Europe according to Logistics UK, the business group representing the logistics industry. This, and many other topics affecting the short sea shipping sector, will be debated at the Coastlink Live conference, set to take place virtually on 22 April 2021 and supported by Logistics UK.

The free-to-attend conference will take place between 10:00 – 11:00 BST and will focus on how the movement of freight is changing post-Brexit and the impact this is having on both the supply chain and the short sea shipping sector. The conference will consist of presentations from expert speakers, a panel discussion and a live audience Q&A.

Speaking at the event will be Alex Veitch, General Manager of Public Policy at Logistics UK. Mr Veitch comments: “With global supply chains readjusting post-Brexit, our team is delighted to support this event and be at the forefront of discussions to develop a truly interconnected short sea network.  Short sea shipping provides a reliable option for shippers as they weigh up their transport choices. And, with low carbon emissions and competitive costs, short sea shipping offers an excellent solution.”

Logistics UK is one of the UK’s leading business groups, representing logistics businesses which are vital to keeping the UK trading, and more than seven million people directly employed in the making, selling and moving of goods. With COVID-19, Brexit, new technology and other disruptive forces driving change in the way goods move across borders and through the supply chain, logistics has never been more important to UK plc. Logistics UK supports, shapes and stands up for safe and efficient logistics, and is the only business group which represents the whole industry, with members from the road, rail, sea and air industries, as well as the buyers of freight services such as retailers and manufacturers whose businesses depend on the efficient movement of goods. For more information about the organisation and its work, including its ground-breaking research into the impacts of COVID-19 on the whole supply chain, please visit logistics.org.uk

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