Transport for London (TfL) is keen to find out about logistics operators’ awareness and preparation levels in advance of both the Olympic and Paralympic Games. It is conducting an online survey focusing on the preparations you and your organisation have undertaken ahead of London 2012. TfL hopes the feedback will enable it to continue to provide useful information to enable businesses to effectively manage the demand for delivery and servicing activity in London during the Games, while allowing London to […]
9) Ian Wainwright, head of freight and fleet delivery, TfL With 18 years logistics industry experience under his belt, Ian Wainwright understands freight. As road freight programme manager at TfL during the lead up to the London 2012 Games, he bridged the gap between the road transport industry and the public sector and ensured operators could keep moving goods around the Capital during the world’s biggest sporting event.
DPD is urging retailers to talk to their delivery companies about the potential disruption threatened by the Olympics later this month. The parcels giant is concerned that many retailers are still underestimating the extent of the upheaval the Games could create during peak times. Dwain McDonald, DPD chief executive, says: “We are estimating the maximum period for potential disruption to deliveries to certain postcodes to be up to 50 days between mid July and mid September. “Sites like Westfield shopping […]
By the end of today Londoners will have voted to elect a new mayor. The victor will have a significant impact on road freight, with both regional and national players affected by the policy decisions taken during the next four years. MT cherry-picks some of the key promises from the mayoral candidates to find out what they propose to do to aid, or harm, the road transport industry. Ken Livingstone – Labour Party candidate Livingstone’s manifesto pledges that, as mayor, […]