CitySprint is trialling its first hydrogen powered van in London, working towards a goal of an emission-free fleet in the city by 2020. The operator has developed the van with Renault, and its client Mitie will run the vehicle in the capital for the next six months. CitySprint will compare the vans performance to that of other green vehicles on its fleet; the courier runs four electric vans and a fleet of cargo bikes in the city. The new van […]
Courier CitySprint has acquired Warrington-based Sameday UK, its 10th acquisition in three years.
Early reports show London 2012 didn’t result in the hoped-for volume growth for logistics After the expectation, worry and planning, London 2012 has passed into history. Confounding expectations, the organisers delivered and the UK got behind the competition with uncharacteristic fervour. But while we can all take pride from the record medal haul, did this translate into more sorely needed business for Team Road Transport? Nick Matthews, MD of Essex haulier Roadways Container Logistics, said: “While the Olympics was a […]
Parcel carrier CitySprint saw delivery volumes drop in London during the Games. The company, which handles B2B and consumer deliveries, made 75,000 deliveries to London postcodes during the Games. This was a 12% drop in volume compared with the 16 days proceeding the event (23 June to 7 July). Patrick Gallagher, chief executive of CitySprint, suggests the threat of traffic and congestion, as well as more people working from home during the period, likely reduced demand for couriers. However, the […]