Decarbonisation – Page 14

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    DFDS gives glowing report on Sunswap refrigeration


    A successful trial of a TRU running on solar and battery power means the future is bright for DFDS, after it integrated Sunswap’s zero emission refrigeration unit into its fleet.On one of DFDS’s longest routes, Sunswap said the TRU provided 22 hours of frozen cooling time on a single charge ...

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    HGV drivers count the cost of new Bradford Clean Air Zone


    Drivers of non-compliant HGVs entering Bradford will now be forced to pay £50 a day after the city launched its own clean air zone (CAZ).Cars and motorbikes remain unaffected, but councillors have imposed the CAZ on lorries and vans that are not at least Euro-6 standard.Bradford has been identified as ...

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    Harmful NOx emissions from HGVs slashed by 72% since 2013


    A new report from the RHA has revealed NOx emissions from HGVs have fallen by at least 72% in the UK since 2013.Its 2022 NOx Emission Assessment said the improvement had been largely driven by hauliers, who have invested £2.2bn in Euro-6 trucks since 2014.By 2025, these emissions are set ...

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    Call for drones to deliver freight along the Thames to cut pollution


    Delivery of freight by drones travelling along the River Thames could cut pollution drastically and improve Londoners’ health, according to drone technology expert Robert Garbett, founder of the Drone Major Group.Garbett is calling on the UK government and the London Mayor to launch a maritime drone initiative, starting with London ...

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    XPO slashes operational emission by three quarters with LED systems


    XPO Logistics is making significant cuts to its UK and Ireland operational emissions by using LED systems at its sites.The company now uses LED systems in 76% of its network sites, and all new sites are equipped with smart controls to realise further energy savings.Light and motion sensors automatically dim ...

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    RHA claims victory as Oxfordshire council postpones expansion of Zero Emission Zone


    The RHA claimed its “extensive lobbying” led to Oxfordshire county council postponing plans to expand a Zero Emission Zone (ZEZ) in Oxford city centre.The council did not respond to’s enquiry about the reasons why it had decided to halt the expansion of the ZEZ next year; a spokeswoman said: ...

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    Updated route map for hauliers puts focus on safety and air quality


    An updated lorry route plan for hauliers travelling through Suffolk has been produced and now includes air quality management areas and changes in road safety.New features include by-passes and link roads at Beccles, Eye and Haverhill to divert traffic away from town centres and the downgrading of routes at Leiston ...

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    XPO appointed official transport partner for the 2022 women’s Tour de France


    XPO Logistics has been selected by the Tour de France as the official transport partner for the 2022 women’s competition, to be held from July 24 to July 31.The eight-stage race will be the first edition of the 'Tour de France Femmes' and is sponsored by online cycling and running ...

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    DVSA gets tough on queue-jumping truckers


    The DVSA has warned HGV drivers they will be slapped with £300 fines and sent to the back of the queue if they are caught violating traffic rules on Kent roads this summer.The enforcement agency said it was expecting a high level of congestion over the next three weekends due ...

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    First Hydrogen seeks government funding to launch two green hydrogen refuelling centres


    Energy and automotive brand First Hydrogen is bidding for government funding for two green hydrogen production projects in Carrington, Greater Manchester and the Thames Estuary.The company is seeking funding via the Net Zero Hydrogen Fund (NZHF).The £240m programme, which is funded by the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy ...

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    Menzies Distribution seals major extension deal with packaging giant


    Menzies Distribution has won a multi-year extension to its long-running distribution contract with aluminium packaging company Ball Beverage Packaging UK, aided by its commitment to help the company cut emissions by adding 30 new longer semi-trailers to its fleet.The company provides aluminium packaging for customers in the beverage, personal care, ...

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    Getlink reports sharp increase in unaccompanied freight through Channel Tunnel


    Getlink – formerly Groupe Eurotunnel – said its unaccompanied freight service through the Channel Tunnel had seen a marked acceleration in growth since March, with more than 1,000 trailers carried.The transport of trailers by the Eurotunnel Le Shuttle Freight teams on the two chunnel terminals operates 24/7 and generates 40 ...

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    Northgate launches Drive to Zero programme for LCV market


    Northgate Vehicle Hire has launched a fleet electrification programme, Drive to Zero, to provide customers with a full suite of solutions designed to aid fleets’ transition to electric LCVs.Northgate has continued its transformation into a specialist B2B customer-centric LCV mobility provider over the last two years and has been building ...

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    Fashion logistics firm ASCG leases 35 new Evolution Renault trucks


    Fashion retail logistics firm Advanced Supply Chain Group (ASCG) is taking delivery of 35 new Evolution Renault trucks.The 13-litre Renault T480s vehicles will make up 55% of ASCG’s fleet and have been supplied by Hexagon Leasing on contract lease.The company said it had chosen the model for its environmental credentials ...

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    The Pallet Network boasts new green credentials


    The Pallet Network has gained the efficient energy management accreditation ISO 50001, laying the groundwork for cutting carbon across its operations.The company HSEQ manager Steve Underwood said it had reviewed all its operations in terms of carbon impact and had recently boosted its health and safety team with the additions ...

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    Hauliers not ready for proposed expansion of London ULEZ, Logistics UK warns


    The logistics industry is calling for mitigations for hauliers if plans to expand the capital’s Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) to the whole of London by 2023 go ahead.The call follows the announcement last week that Transport for London (TfL) has been instructed by London mayor Sadiq Khan to launch ...

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    Tesco partners with Marshall Fleet Solutions to trial solar powered refrigeration trailers


    Tesco is trialling 100% solar powered refrigerated trailers provided by Marshall Fleet Solutions, as part of efforts to cut its carbon emissions.The first totally solar powered trailers, fitted with the Titan system from Marshall, are now on the road and servicing Tesco distribution centres across the country.Titan uses power produced ...

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    ONS report on warehousing and logistics given “qualified” welcome by UKWA


    The UK Warehousing Association (UKWA) has given a qualified welcome to a report from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) on the transport, logistics and warehousing industry.Dubbed The rise of the UK warehouse and the golden logistics triangle, the report, published this week, looks at the sector’s importance for both ...

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    UK Fuels launches carbon offsetting fuel card


    Fuel card supplier UK Fuels has launched a new service that it claims can offset 100% of the carbon its fuel card customers currently release from the one billion litres of fuel they use each year.UK Fuels, which is a major supplier of fuel cards, said the carbon offsetting service, ...

  • Stobart has marked another milestone in its sustainability journey

    Stobart signs up to Science-Based Targets Initiative to reduce carbon footprint


    Stobart said it had become the first major logistics provider in the UK to set science-based targets to reduce carbon emissions.The company said it had signed up to the Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi), a global project that provides business leaders with the accountability framework they need to reduce their carbon ...