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Scottish Government has “no plans to introduce road user charging”

March 26, 2015 Robin Meczes

Scottish Government officials have rejected a call from the Committee on Climate Change to bring in congestion charging to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The committee’s call was made last week in its fourth report on Scotland’s progress towards meeting emissions reduction targets. In it, the committee noted that emissions from HGVs accounted for 16% of Scotland’s transport emissions, and emissions from vans for a further 10%. It went on to suggest that in order to encourage more sustainable travel habits, […]

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Video highlights last-mile delivery pilots across European cities

February 26, 2015 Hayley Pink

An EU-funded project exploring sustainable last-mile deliveries has launched a video to highlight a series of pilots taking place across cities in north-west Europe, including London. The LaMiLo scheme, comprising private logistics firms, local authorities and researchers, is aiming to demonstrate the economic, environmental and social benefits of consolidating deliveries and using more eco-friendly transport options for the final mile, such as electric vans or bicycles. Ian Short, chief executive at the Institute for Sustainability in the UK and LaMiLo […]

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TfL launches out-of-hours deliveries toolkit at Quiet Cities

November 27, 2014 Peter Steele

New guidance for fleet operators considering out-of-hours deliveries was launched by TfL at Quiet Cities yesterday ‘Getting the timing right’ is a toolkit for all stakeholders involved in re-timing freight deliveries – including hauliers, local councils and businesses – and outlines the benefits and issues to consider when rescheduling deliveries, from finding suitable sites and staffing issues through to engaging with local residents. It is an industry-led guide that pulls together all the lessons learned and data gathered by the […]

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Quiet Cities 2014 closes on a high

November 27, 2014 Peter Steele

Day two of Quiet Cities concluded the global summit, providing delegates from logistics operators, logistics customers and policy makers and implementers with solutions to enabling out-of-hours deliveries. […]

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Successful start to Quiet Cities 2014

November 26, 2014 Peter Steele

Over 200 delegates at the first day of Quiet Cities 2014 were told that the nature of urban freight must change in order to meet the multiple challenges of the 21st century. In the first day of the two day global summit, delegates heard speeches from Lord Digby Jones and Sir Peter Hendy, while Stacey Hodge, director of the Office of Freight Mobility at the New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDoT)  joined via videolink. All were united in outlining […]

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Viewpoint from DHL: Transport’s challenge

October 13, 2014 Tim Slater

Consumers and businesses take freight and transport for granted. It an essential part of daily life and keeps the country running, writes Tim Slater, MD of transport, DHL Supply Chain UK and Ireland While transport is ingrained in our routines – it would be fair to acknowledge that we are not yet close to a perfect system with a number of challenges still facing our industry on a daily basis. Congestion is a problem that every driver can relate to […]

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Working to keep the noise down

July 21, 2014 Peter Steele

There have been several milestones in the evolution of logistics: privatisation; the curtainsider; containerisation; palletisation. Then there has been primary and secondary distribution and, more recently, multichannel distribution. Now the industry is on the cusp of the next step change. Out-of-hours deliveries need to become the norm in the very near future, and the evolution is under way. […]

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Silent night trial a hit with Sainsbury’s

February 14, 2008 Ashleigh Wight

The supermarket’s night-time deliveries get thumbs-up from council Supermarket chain Sainsbury’s claims its recent trial of night-time deliveries has proved successful and could be replicated elsewhere in the UK. The three-month pilot took place late last year in Wandsworth, and involved rescheduling two early morning deliveries to the south-west London store to 1.30am and 3.30am respectively, using a vehicle with a variety of noise-reducing measures. The licence to carry out night deliveries has been extended and the firm is now […]