Last month’s third High Court defeat by environmental law firm ClientEarth has really put the government under the cosh over tackling air pollution. As well as the five cities already mandated to implement clean air zones (CAZs) by the end of 2019 – Birmingham, Derby, Leeds, Nottingham and Southampton – a further 33 local authorities must now act to tackle illegal levels of pollution. ClientEarth lawyer Anna Heslop said: “The judge ruled that the government’s plans were seriously lacking and […]
The London Assembly has backed the FTA’s call earlier this month to re-instate a dedicated freight chief at TfL.
There has never been a better time for the freight industry to fully embrace gas-based fuels. While gas is already a part of the bigger picture, the government’s recently launched ‘Road to zero’ strategy, and the introduction of clean air and low emission zones, means gas’s position as the clear fuel of choice for freight operators is secure.
The MD of one of the largest container hauliers in the UK has warned that the pattern of business in the sector will “change dramatically” over the next 12 months when the London Gateway opens at the end of the year.