Greater Manchester will be launching a new Freight and Logistics Forum later this year to provide a collective voice for operators delivering across the region. To shape the structure of the new forum, operators are invited to take part in a workshop later this month to help identify key issues for delivering goods in the metropolitan area. Supported by Transport for Greater Manchester, the forum aims to promote best practice in the industry, encourage collaboration and promote safe, clean and […]
Government and local authorities have been urged not to “demonise diesel” but to develop a national framework instead to encourage the take up of modern, clean diesel trucks. The call came at a conference on air quality held by vehicle manufacturers’ association the SMMT.
Is a trans-Pennine tunnel really a viable option? How can capacity challenges across major freight routes such as the M62 corridor be tackled? What will make large plcs pick cities in northern England to base their warehousing and logistics operations? These topics and more will be debated at the Freight in the City Spring Summit: Driving Growth in the North on 3 March at Manchester Central (formerly G-Mex).
Highways England and Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will see the two bodies developing shared priorities and a long-term strategy for key roads and motorways across the city region.