Scania, Nestlé, UPS and Route Monkey have signed up to a new international partnership focused on tackling road freight emissions. Launched at last month’s COP21 climate change forum in Paris The Low Carbon Technology Partnership aims to explore the “currently untapped and unmapped potential” for reducing emissions through better fleet optimisation and collaboration between road freight operators. It will attempt to achieve a 48% drop in absolute emissions between 2010 and 2050. The partnership, led by the World Business Council […]
George Willis has replaced Cindy Miller as MD of UPS UK, Ireland & Nordics, following Miller’s promotion to president of UPS Europe, Middle East and Africa earlier this year.
The transport and logistics sector is set for a flurry of mergers and acquisitions this year, according to advisory firm KPMG, following a year of subdued activity in 2011. Steffen Wagner, European head of transport transactions at KPMG, says: “This year certainly took off to a promising start. Many companies, particularly in the logistics segment, are sitting on full coffers and are ready for increased strategic acquisitions.” He adds that any activity will rely on three main factors: GDP development […]
The head of logistics at The Co-operative Food would welcome any move by the DfT to expand the scope of the longer semi-trailer trial. Co-operative Food has spent £348,000 getting its full allocation of eight of the 15.65m trailers (the longest of the two variants) on the road. The Gray & Adams command rear-steer, box-van trailers are being used for trunking picked orders of ambient goods from Co-operative’s NDC at Prologis Park in Coventry, heading into depots that present access […]