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Chris Grayling stays as Secretary of State and Jesse Norman and Baroness Sugg also stay. Jo Johnson (brother of Boris Johnson) has replaced John Hayes as Minister of State and Nusrat Ghani has replaced Paul Maynard.

Jo Johnson MP – Minister of State and Minister for London

·         Rail

·         Industrial Relations

·         London

The Parliamentary Under-Secretaries of State (PUSS) are...

Patrick Gallagher, CitySprint group chief executive,

Since the launch of our green fleet August 2017, we’ve already cut back on our CO2 emissions by as much as 10 tonnes. The trial of a hydrogen van is on a long list of environmentally friendly vehicles we have tested over the years. We hope that, along with our growing cargo bike fleet, this can prove to be a sustainable option and continue our commitment to reducing air pollution across the UK cities we operate in.

In the latest push to reduce carbon emission output, CitySprint are delighted to announce for 2018 that they will be trialling a hydrogen van to complete same day deliveries within London. (Jan 30 Logistics summit at Heathrow will further showcase the green eco-drive)

Sam Norman TfL

ULEZ is not the end game, let's talk zero emission.

Sadiq Kahn's Mayor's London Transport Policy is setting what is probably the most ambitious clean air policy in the World and its dot com vans are the only vehicle sector rising on London roads in the shadow of exploding e-retail.

There was not a word on consolidation as focus remains on the exhaust pipe for clean London air.

 

Institute Of Couriers chair Carl Lomas, ‘Lets never forget it's our drivers at the coal face who are breathing this air.’

 

Department of Transport keeps its Secretary of State but there is change in the ministers.

The DfT ministerial was finalised this morning, (Wed 10th January) but the portfolios are yet to be confirmed.

Chris Grayling stays as Secretary of State and Jesse Norman and Baroness Sugg also stay.

Jo Johnson, brother of Boris Johnson, has replaced John Hayes as Minister of State and Nusrat Ghani has replaced Paul Maynard.

9,000 deaths in London due to air pollution.

Chair of the Institute of Couriers, Carl Lomas chairs the LoCity van group for TfL, the first meeting of 2018 in the City of London was hosted by London Met University at their Moorgate Campus Jan 10th. 

LoCity is all about clean air, Mayor of London is set to tackle air pollution; nine thousand deaths have been attributed to poor air quality in the last twelve months.

The van group for LoCity has become electric-centric but gas, heavy and light gets a look-in.

Lomas opened with some context from past meetings. ‘It's clear we have two types of operated vehicles, fleets returning to a base where alternative fuel or charge can be stored, then individual operators working from home where a far greater kerb side challenge faces refuelling with alternative fuels.’

Infrastructure - charging and fuel points - was voted the number one concern by the LoCity Van group in 2017.

Lomas as chair integrated the attendees to engage, air their individual concerns and take a wide look at solutions in an open and frank round room discussion that has become a key feature event of the group's steps forward.

 

John Hayes CBE MP, Minister of State for Transport Legislation & Maritime at the DfT has resigned today (09 Jan 2018) . He will be replaced by Jo Johnson MP who moves from BEIS where his portfolio included Universities, Science, Research & Innovation.

The Junior Minister's responsibilities include

    -taxi policy
   - transport legislation and Parliamentary liaison and coordination
    -transport skills
    -maritime policy

On-line sales for Christmas Day are expected to go over £800 million this year. Boxing Day looks big and looks set to impact on the tradition of visiting the High Street to walk off the Christmas pudding. We look to stay in-doors and shop by mobile on Boxing Day.

e-retail looks set to steal ground on the tradition of Boxing Day High Street walking exercise at the sales. It also looks like 40% of Boxing Day e-retail sales will be by mobile in the growing shift from laptop.

 

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has today launched a consultation on proposals to expand the reach of Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) emission standards for HGVs to vehicles of this class operating anywhere in London by October 2020.

The consultation also seeks views on plans to expand the geographical area of the ULEZ itself for remaining classes of motorised vehicles - cars, light vans and motorcycles - by October 2021.

The Mayor has already announced that the Ultra Low Emission Zone will be introduced in central London over a year early in April 2019, replacing the T-Charge with an even tighter emission standard.

East London tops the 2017 List for Black Friday Cyber Monday.

Nick Langdon, boss of Royal Mail Parcels reveals the geographic hot spots for 2017 Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

Royal Mail today reveals the top ten areas in the UK where shoppers made the most online purchases over the course of Black Friday weekend

East London tops the list, followed by Kirkwall (Orkney, Scotland), Llandrindod Wells (Wales) and Milton Keynes.

The top ten is based on analysis of parcels accepted from retailers and businesses into the Royal Mail network between 20th November and 28th November.

Royal Mail has opened six dedicated parcel sort centres and recruited an additional 20,000 temporary staff to support its seasonal operation.

APC turnover rose just under one per cent to £103 million.

IOC fellow, APC chief executive Jonathan Smith.

Despite challenging market conditions, we’ve had a strong year. We’ve introduced a range of new services so that our network of depots can better serve their SME customers. Our investment in the business has meant that we’re closer than ever to our customers. We’re firm believers in SMEs being the backbone of the UK economy – it lives and dies by the successes of these small businesses. We therefore want to level the playing field and help SMEs scale-up their logistics management to match their growth plans.

 

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