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Industry news of relevance to Fellows and Members

TfL Commissioner Mike Brown opened the 2016 Freight Forum

I want to work collaboratively with you. Enjoy the 'Streets Ahead' exhibition in the room. Put LoCity Conference - May 26th - in your diary...


Ian Wainwright then spoke about the continuing TfL action plans, up to and beyond the London Mayoral election.


Diary double opportunity, same venue as IntraLogisteX - at the Ricoh Arena...

Carl Lomas IOC chair comments, ‘Logistics two for, four hundred guests at FTA summit on the ground floor, packed isles upstairs, guests walking on the yellow carpets of the Golden triangle IntraLogistex show. To see best practice and talk logistics shop.


IOC marks National Apprenticeship Week with honorary award for top logistician from the next generation of workforce.

A top East Midlands apprentice has been recognised for his efforts in becoming a trailblazer in the logistics industry.

The success of 20-year-old apprentice of the year Daniel Blay, who works for CEVA Logistics, has been singled out with the award of the first honorary membership presented by the Institute of Couriers.

Alistair Cochrane, fellow of the Institute of Couriers & the former managing director of TNT Express in the UK, has been appointed operations director of Parcelforce Worldwide.


IOC chairman Carl Lomas reports on the Royal Logistics Corps Foundation Launch at TfL March 2016.

What is more important, speed or reliability? Maj Gen Angus Fay talked about the valley of death between concept and capability. ‘We need last mile edge to beat our enemy.’ ‘A single data platform for everything logistics would be a game changer!’


Newly gowned fellows of the Institute of Couriers were guests for the Transport Banquet held at the Mansion House, by kind permission of the Right Honourable the Lord Mayor & Master Carmen, Mark Griffiths. The lavish annual event is an opportunity of highest level networking in transport. The new 2016 IOC fellows welcomed a chance to catch up on the recent IOC heads of industry event, there was much discussion about inner city final mile access for electric cargo bikes & the success of the  Express delivery trailblazer submission with BIS. From DPD to CitySprint the talk was all final mile.

Freight in the city - the conference covered politics, from council to LEP, traffic commissioner to town planner. Top level logistics speakers, TfL to TfGM, networks and workshops . Multi-modal distribution parks. Warehouse to wheels.

Former Asda VP Ian Stansfield spoke with passion for solutions to e-retail and final mile. DHL and Clipper looked at consolidation to delivery. Trucks in the sunshine outside, trade show inside and over four hundred guests for the top level summit of pallet to parcel. Topic focus on pre and post consolidation, distribution centers local or regional as online continues to grow beyond expectations.

Ian Wainright (TfL),

Freight is complex, we need to demystify freight, its goods and services, we need to keep it simple. We want each region to work together, Manchester with London, with the Northern Powerhouse.

Eighty years for a gown, new TfL boss takes honorary fellowship & first-ever honorary associateship for the Army.

IOC chair Carl Lomas was at Derby University for 2016 logistics week to see student success and logistics excellence. Prof Ming Lim introduced Emily Key who finishes the undergraduate logistics course in Sept to take a role at DHL. 2016 year will see other undergraduates alongside Emily ready for work in the sector of e-retail at the heart of the East Midlands transport hot-spot in the inspirational postcode of the D2N2 LEP.