Transport for London (TFL) has teamed up with ten firms including Ceva Logistics, DPD, Gnewt by Menzies and UPS to launch London FreightLab. The initiative, which aims to make road freight movement in London safer, cleaner and more efficient, will offer funding and land sites for up to six innovative ideas which will be tested by its 10 industry partners. Michael Hurwitz, TFL’s director of transport innovation, said: “We want to work with the best market innovators from start-ups to […]
Westminster Council’s decision to educate rather than rain down fines on operators delivering during the Games, has avoided the issuing of £526,000 worth of penalties. During the Olympics, Westminster Council extended a pilot scheme that saw marshals educating rather than punishing operators delivering to London’s Leicester Square, after the introduction of new restrictions early this year. A Westminster Council spokesman says of the team of 40 marshals who were deployed during the night through to early morning: “Our marshals were […]
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 […]
Sainsbury’s has revealed it is piloting a naturally refrigerated trailer to transport chilled and frozen goods.