Many operators and manufacturers are pleased with the news in Chancellor Phillip Hammond’s Budget speech last month that the difference in duty for diesel in comparison with alternative fuels such as CNG and LNG has been extended for a further eight years from 2024 to 2032, with a further review in 2024.
Goodman has begun development of a 405,000ft² warehouse in Bedford, due for completion next summer.
Scania will showcase a range of vehicles powered by alternative fuels and cabs suited to inner city applications at Freight in the City Expo tomorrow (6 November).
Ahead of Monday’s (29 October) budget, Andrew Galliers, senior tax manager and transport and logistics sector specialist at accountancy firm Menzies, sets out his thoughts on assisting operators with the transition to a sustainable future.
BSH Home Appliances – owner of the Bosch, Gaggenau, Neff and Siemens brands – is to open a new national DC at Midlands Logistics Park in Corby.
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.
From April 2019 the world’s first Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) will come into effect in central London, with an extended north-south ULEZ announced for 2021. At CitySprint, we believe the introduction of government initiatives such as the T-charge and the ULEZ are necessary steps in combating urban pollution – and we anticipate that other cities will follow suit. The logistics industry has long understood its effect on the environment; it can no longer afford not to take practical steps […]
Tributes have been paid to Jayne Gray who was tragically killed in a road accident last month during a fund raising cycle challenge for logistics charity Transaid in Zambia.
Companies looking for warehousing to the west of London will increasingly face an uphill struggle to find anything suitable as supply heads towards an all-time low.
LoCITY is looking to step up support to the industry as it reaches its mid-way point, with more focused workstreams and enhanced interaction with operators engaged with the scheme.