Last week’s flurry of clean air zone (CAZ) announcements from major UK cities has left logistics operators in no doubt that the clock is ticking for Euro-5 lorries in urban areas. Birmingham and Southampton released their proposals for the first time and both require Euro-6 HGVs or a daily fee of up to £100 (charge to be set following consultation). Leeds City Council moved its CAZ plans a step forward: while still requiring Euro-6 lorries, it has taken feedback from […]
Scania, Nestlé, UPS and Route Monkey have signed up to a new international partnership focused on tackling road freight emissions.
Wincanton has extended its relationship with B&Q, in a deal that sees it handling inbound container logistics as well as planning deliveries across the DIY chain’s national network. The operator, which has managed B&Q’s horticulture distribution for several years, became its sole UK ports-to-distribution centre provider earlier this year. It will handle 15,000 containers a year for B&Q as a result, and by moving a quarter by rail, estimates a CO2 saving of 3,400 tonnes year. Wincanton has also since […]
The FTA has urged operators to join its Logistics Carbon Reduction Scheme (LCRS) to strengthen its efforts to avoid government action over commercial vehicle emissions. Evidence from the scheme, which published its second annual report this week, will be submitted to the DfT’s Freight Review later this year. The FTA hopes the evidence will convince the review – which is looking at the efforts the sector is making to cut emissions – that there is no need to regulate to […]