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FedEx "experiencing interference" - confirms malware attack Friday May 12th

A worldwide cyber-attack hit many countries and multiple companies, NHS England was top of the UK news while FedEx was the first Express company to report a malware attack. The BBC reported computers in thousands of locations have been locked by a program that demands $300 in an online currency called Bitcoin.


Tony Campbell is to become Chief Executive Officer of the Motorcycle Industry Association from September 2017 taking over from Steve Kenward.

A spokesperson for the MCIA Board said:

Tony Campbell is an excellent choice to lead the MCIA and one which the Board of Directors are very excited about.  Tony has extensive commercial experience in our industry both from a manufacturing and retail perspective and has an unparalleled understanding of the Association’s structure and focus.  This was exemplified recently when he represented the industry at a Transport Select Committee hearing and stole the show, in putting forward the case for motorcycling for UK plc.

Tony is currently Managing Director of Piaggio Ltd, where he has been in this position for nearly 13 years.

Emma Gaydon, TfL, reports on City of London Bank Junction changes starting May 22nd

The City of London Corporation's experimental safety scheme, Bank on Safety, is going live on Monday 22 May 2017. This means that only pedal cyclists and buses will be able to cross Bank Junction, Monday to Friday, between the hours of 7am to 7pm. Other vehicles will be rerouted via advanced warning signs on the approaches to the area and the junction. There is a selection of maps on the City of London website – - regarding taxi rank locations, loading areas, length restrictions and access routes to each of the approach arms, which are available to download.

Fifty year birthday for GLH in gala North London celebration. Staff awards recognised top van driver, call sign T44, Nahom Kahsay and bike V03 Paul Young as best of the best in road fleet while Steve Purkis for City Office took dept of the year and Louise Murray received the John Scott memorial shield.

IoC chairman Carl Lomas was on hand to dish out one more award. Tracey Worth presented a National Courier Awards silver C, marked fifty years for the GLH family. Rob Scott, second-generation Fellow of the Institute received the award from a line of IOC Fellows. Rob delivered a passionate speech about the first fifty years and looked to the future with vision of modern technology, new computers, a new head office at Ringway London N11 and a sneak preview of the future branding, ‘Our couriers ensure your delivery, we are time redeemers.’ The celebrations of the first fifty years were family together for the independent London firm in its first half-century.


Three halls of the NEC for the 2017 CV show; rich in vans, lean and green as LoCity technology was awash with electricity and gas. Big stage for Ford showcase and by hall three it was all gas for small vans with the Autogas team of Paul Oxford.

IOC Carl Lomas took time out on the FORS stand to meet the AECOM delivery team. With leading exhibitors such as Ford, MAN, DAF, VW, Renault, Citroen and many more displaying their latest products on stands across three halls it was touch and feel to see everything and everyone under one roof.


IoC Chairman, Carl Lomas was in the City of London for the Carmen joint services Logistics awards. Recognising logistics in the armed forces, the Carmen's sword of honour went to Captain Gillian Turner, Royal Logistics Corps. It was presented by HRH The Princess Royal and the Master Carman Marsha Rae Ratcliff at a gala City of London event full house of logistics from all modes, civilian and military.

Daniel Vines, director of sales at TNT Express commented with pride,

Well done team TNT at London Marathon. Not just the logistics but also a team of runners raising money for the Wooden Spoon charity.

Multimodal trade show at the NEC – IOC Fellows' target is April 6th - it's free to register.

Find IOC on stand 8069 – Asking the questions, ‘What is Logistics ? How do you shop online?

Multimodal is now in its tenth year, Multimodal is the UK and Ireland’s premier freight transport, logistics and supply chain management event. Multimodal represents every logistics sector under one roof, making it a unique and highly valued industry showcase.


Friday March 31st TfL freight forum hosted by Leon Daniels head of surface transport.

Leon Daniels hosted the freight forum at Palestra House chaired by Phil Roe, Managing Director, Transport, DHL Supply Chain. The focus of the event is working together to develop solutions to reduce London’s traffic congestion.

Adding an update on London Councils’ review of the London Lorry Control Scheme by Spencer Palmer. The day’s workshops - ‘Highway space is as important as stopping space’

IOC chair Carl Lomas reported a full house for the TfL freight event that was born from the Olympic games work to deal with the road network solutions and recognise freight need. Lomas asked, ‘Looking at the challenge of re-timing, Are we recognising the whole delivery and not just the vehicle?’



TfL Van group focus is what it says on the can - vans. Targeting clean air with alternative fuels, most of those attending, including Addison Lee, Ocado, GLH and Gnewt went all electric to commute DLR to the Excel E14 venue. Tech folk from all electric Nissan to gas from LPG to Hydrogen filled the house for a full room attendance.

Carl Lomas, Institute of Couriers chaired with Venn Chesterton as sec, supported by Sarah Wixey who captured the formal feedback for govt and Fergus Walsh delivered key notes for TfL