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Freight in the City seminar programme to provide practical, real-life guidance to improve city deliveries

July 7, 2015 Hayley Pink

The seminar programme is taking shape for the inaugural Freight in the City Expo on 27 October at London’s Alexandra Palace. Split into three distinct work streams to cover all aspects of clean, safe and efficient urban logistics, the seminars will bring together operators, local authorities, businesses, industry experts and policy-makers to inspire delegates to push the boundaries of improving their city centre deliveries. Presentations and activities will demonstrate the many successful urban freight schemes taking place both in UK […]

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Arcese to roll-out natural-gas vans for London last-mile operation

June 25, 2015 Hayley Pink

Arcese is to introduce natural gas-powered vans for last-mile urban deliveries in London this summer. The Italian logistics firm already launched a similar operation on Milan’s restricted traffic areas and  historical centre at the start of the year, as part of its environmental strategy and to meet demand from customers for sustainable logistics. A pilot project was undertaken using natural gas vans for deliveries in urban areas as an alternative to traditional internal combustion engines, with CO2 emissions reduced by […]

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Iconic venue for Freight in the City Expo 2015

June 23, 2015 dangriffiths

The inaugural Freight in the City Expo will take place at London’s historic Alexandra Palace this autumn. The iconic venue, situated high above the London skyline between Muswell Hill & Wood Green, first opened in 1873 on Queen Victoria’s 54th birthday. In 1935, the BBC leased the eastern part of the building and the first public television transmissions were made in 1936. In more recent years, the Palace has built a reputation as one of London’s premier event venues. With […]

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Developing the London Boroughs Consolidation Scheme

June 8, 2015 Hayley Pink

Freight in the City met with the man behind a thriving London consolidation scheme about how it is helping three local authorities make procurement, environmental and efficiency gains. Nigel Symonds, MD at Green Lane Logistics, has been working with Camden Council as a logistics project manager and heads up the London Boroughs Consolidation Scheme (LBCS). Launched as a pilot in January 2014, the consolidation centre has successfully expanded from an initial four suppliers to now handling goods from more than […]

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Transport for London aiming to expand rapid charging infrastructure across capital

June 5, 2015 Hayley Pink

Transport for London (TfL) is seeking companies to develop future charging infrastructure to support ultra-low emission vehicles, including rapid charging technology for commercial vehicle fleets. The announcement forms part of the mayor’s strategy to improve air quality in the capital, which will see the introduction of the world’s first ultra-low emission zone (ULEZ) in London in 2020. Leon Daniels, TfL’s MD for Surface Transport, said it was important to ensure the right infrastructure was in place to support the ULEZ […]

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Freight in the City Expo promises to solve sustainable urban freight challenges

May 27, 2015 Laura Hailstone

Following the success of last year’s Quiet Cities Global Summit, Motor Transport publisher Road Transport Media is holding a one-day urban logistics event aimed at all stakeholders interested in enabling quiet, clean and safe deliveries. The one-day Freight in the City Expo will combine seminars, an exhibition and guided tours all aimed at ensuring visitors have a comprehensive understanding of the issues around urban logistics. “There are many challenges associated with delivering goods and services in the cities, with new […]

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Wilson James on the hunt for new site to expand London Construction Consolidation Centre

May 15, 2015 Hayley Pink

The London Construction Consolidation Centre (LCCC) is on the hunt to purchase a new site to accommodate the rapid increase in demand from contractors wanting to use the facility. Now based in Silvertown, east London, the facility has a storage capacity of around 140,000ft², compared with the 40,000ft² the LCCC offered when it first launched as part of a two-year trial in 2005. “There is much more of an appetite now than there was back in 2005,” said Bob Dempsey, […]

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Freight consolidation centres an important specialism for DHL

May 11, 2015 Hayley Pink

A top DHL executive has said freight consolidation centres remain an “extremely important” sector for the business to maintain a specialism in, as he believes they will become more commonplace in the future logistics market. Vice-president of public sector, Roger Burns, says although there isn’t a vast amount of consolidation activity in the present climate, it still remains an essential area for DHL to explore growth opportunities. DHL Supply Chain currently operates three freight consolidation schemes in the UK – […]

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Urban freight hubs could be a political vote winner, says London courier Fastlane

May 6, 2015 Hayley Pink

London-based global courier Fastlane International is calling on the UK’s political parties to introduce urban freight hubs to reduce congestion and emissions in city centres. The parcel firm said the use of urban consolidation centres could be a vote winner, yet it has not been addressed by any of the major parties in the run-up to the general election. Fastlane International head of PR, David Jinks, said: “A general election is the ideal platform for setting out bold ideas such […]

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London Construction Consolidation Centre doubles in size as contractors realise benefits

April 1, 2015 Hayley Pink

The London Construction Consolidation Centre (LCCC) has more than doubled in size in the past 12 months, which it attributes to building contractors seeking alternative delivery methods to tackle congestion and local authority constraints they face in the capital. Operated by Wilson James, the LCCC now comprises 12,000m2 of warehousing space – last month taking on a third 4,200m2 unit to handle additional volumes. LCCC is currently servicing 15 major construction projects in the capital, including construction works at University […]