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Industry news of relevance to Fellows and Members

Zero emission final mile for City of London DX trike in Carmens cartmarking ceremony Guildhall.

DX logo on the final mile electric trike, zero emission, road reg, operated by Gnewt, driven in Cartmarking by apprentice Caitland for Carmen past master Lt Col Paul Holder

Branding with year letter Y to ply trade in a 500 year old ceremonial tax of livery ceremony at Guildhall

TfL, Fergus Worthy reports to IOC.

Today, Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, launched a series of consultations to ask Londoners about their views on proposals to improve air quality in the Capital, some of which may be of interest to fellows and members of the IOC.

Air quality is the biggest environmental challenge to face London. We are currently breaching our legal limits of nitrogen dioxide, which alongside other pollutant causes the equivalent of 9,400 deaths of Londoners every year. London’s air quality has improved significantly in recent years but much more needs to be done to protect the health of Londoners.

The great blue flame shot into the sky, it was 7:30, zero hour.

A poem read at Westminster Abbey...

Remember the day of the soldiers on the Somme as the biggest explosion changed their lives forever. Westminster Abbey and the whole of the country fell into a two minute silence as we remembered those brave soldiers of the Somme.

A whistle was blown and the soldiers became part of the bloodiest battle and loss of life that our country had seen - 19,240 soldiers died that day. A million more died over the next five months.

Evening Feb 10th has been announced as the fellows gowning date for 2107 at the House of Lords. IOC President, Lord Falkland gowns 12 fellows in a ceremony of line each year. Existing fellows are encouraged to join the line and welcome the new. One of the new for 2017 will be Cambridge-based Richard England.


Logistics at head of agenda for Liverpool North West awards.

Logistics in Liverpool - road, rail, air and sea - logistics at the head of the agenda for Liverpool LEP from the Mersey tunnel to John Lennon airport, Liverpool Two container port and rail to London. Titanic Hotel venue for the June North West Transport awards, expertly handed out by traffic commissioner Beverley Bell.

Culina took the win for warehouse, TfGM received award for transport planning, student of the year went to James Norton. Gala event, lights camera action for a showcase of best practice in logistics.

Standing room only as thunder storm cells closed in on Heathrow. Hydrogen power in the car park for an IOC heads of Industry briefing that followed a proven track record of fifteen minute slots across a varied agenda. Glen Davies TFL,  LoCity was first key note address, ‘ 59% of white vans are in private registration!’ watching the thunderstorm cell, Heathrow Emma Gilthorpe talked air, focused on freight, 1.5 million tonnes a year through Heathrow projected to 3 million tonnes by 2030. FORS BIS & Hydrogen followed, Inpost talked collect, Nicholas Dunhill Parcel Space had collaboration at heart, Alex Farkas DWP was on hand as national logistics, Andrew Hartley, System training de-mystified levy for employers. Sarah Bell University of Derby had level 6 degrees in preparation. It was logistics employers parked wall to wall, City sprint, TNT, UK Mail FedEx and more in a briefing focused express speed. Even the tea break was delivered at the pace of an Isle of Man pit stop for Michael Dunlop on his Hawk BMW.

Hot off the press full fellows report follows.


‘An electric centric audience’ -  Full house, standing room only, Southwark  Bridge Road, tech folk alongside operators and the TfL team to talk clean air solutions for Van in London.

Carl Lomas opened with clarity on the exploding numbers of home deliveries that were driving white vans into London. TfL Glen Davies had detailed 59% of white vans were in private registration. It is a challenge to communicate to these drivers. Sarah Wixey explained the present research for LoCity on various tech issues between fuels from hydrogen to gas, light and heavy, mixed fuel vehicles and electric. Lomas outlined the most eco-friendly cargo machine, cargo bikes, electric, assist and pedal. Venn Chesterton TTR set working tables to talk around the issues of what is a van, size, weight, purpose and job. How should it be defined to the wider commercial user. Operators asked for strong network time, Lomas extended the timescales to see tech folk talk to operators and exchanged best practice. turnover growth was 4.4%. Pre-tax profit rose from £24.9m to £65.8m, partially boosted, it said, as a consequence of reducing its net debt from £57.6m to £39.5m...

Chief executive Adrian Colman said that the performance of the business was a signal of its confidence in the UK economic back-drop. “Growth in revenue is important, particularly with new wins but so is growth in operating profit. We have grown on a like-for-like basis by 4.4%”.

John Munnelly

Drivers are closer to the customer experience than ever before.

Thunderstorm and downpour on the M1 approaching the massive Magna Park campus of John Lewis to get in line with the giant green aero waggons of the high street retailer stamped with quality in a tradition dating from 1864 to a turnover today nearing four and half billion pounds. The camouflage blue multi-tone stripes of Magna Park sheds were in their element as the giant buildings merged into the clouds to hide the excellence of logistics that lay inside. Green boxes on Knapp systems for a delight of sortation.

IoC chairman Carl Lomas was in Guildhall yard, City of London to see it turned green by TfL for a fully-booked LoCity conference focused on clean air to save lives.

Electric vehicles, large and small were parked across the yard, even a hydrogen motor van alongside an electric cargo trike for final-mile.

Excellent and informative low emission speeches, breadth and width of logistics with a speed dating session.

Two minute technology talks in a roller coaster run of alternative fuel to consolidation solutions to bring down emissions.