The FTA has called for a freight commissioner for London to ensure mayor Sadiq Khan’s draft transport strategy is implemented. Its suggestion coincides with the end of the consultation period for the strategy (2 October 2017). The FTA’s 20-page report responding to the strategy rebutted proposals by TfL for a London lorry standard, arguing that standards needed to be set nationally or internationally, as manufacturers design trucks for European markets not individual cities. It disagreed with plans to bring forward […]
Essex-based Canute Group has bought its 12th warehouse site, a facility in Great Blakenham, Suffolk. The development marks the 12th site to be added to Canute’s expanding portfolio of facilities throughout the UK, following the addition of the Coventry and Warrington depots. Supporting the Port of Felixstowe, the 105,000ft² site will have up to 12,500 pallet spaces, small item picking and bulk stack areas. David Emslie, Canute’s group sales director, says: “The location of the depot, with its close proximity […]
TfL is to launch a Freight Compliance Unit (FCU) this summer which will act as the central point for enforcement activity against HGVs in the capital.
Online retailer Shop Direct – owner of the Very and Littlewoods brands – is to open a 500,000 ft2 automated fulfilment centre near Castle Donington in Leicestershire.