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Industry news of relevance to Fellows and Members

Whistl, the big orange postal machine, has announced that Fabiola Sharratt is to join the company on 3 April as Operations Director and will sit on the Executive Board.

Fabiola was Group Operations Director at the British e-commerce company, The HUT, which is Europe’s fastest growing health and beauty online retailer.

The IOC was on hand as LoCity opened their Fuels In Action roadshow today at Kempton Park racecourse.

A rich mix of alternative fuel providers and users were there to advise future fuel best practice and recount early-days experience with the current crop of alt-fuel tech.

A full house; five hundred registered guests at the Heathrow logistics hot-spot. An explanation of all things clean air for the pending ULEZ regs, April 2019. Alternative fuels is an answer to clean air, but driver training and consolidating deliveries is also the answer.

There was a big speaker line-up; three parallel seminars, all opened by TRL, the govt's Transport Research Laboratory. Operator speakers then took charge to talk real world experience of the new style vehicles. CitySprint spoke about refuelling hydrogen and new IOC fellow Jacquie O'Donovan talked about getting the most miles out of electric in the cold weather with the heaters on.

Carmen Transport Banquet at Mansion House

 

Rt. Hon. John Hayes CBE MP at the table with IOC fellows as new Vice President of the Institute.

 

Sec of State for Transport Chris Grayling delivers the keynote,

Transport makes a difference to our country.

Transport is about People.

 

The Carmen Livery and Awards night Transport Banquet filled Mansion House with a UK-wide transport showcase - multi-modal; road, rail air and sea.

Sec of State Chris Grayling spoke of ‘Transport makes a difference to our country.

Right Honourable the Lord Mayor of the City of London, Alderman Charles Bowman was in attendance to greet guests with the Master Carmen.

The Lord Mayor focused on walking as the key mode to cross the streets of the City of London. He spoke on the impact of Cross Rail, the culture mile it would generate and the new location for the Museum of London for its focus.

Americans talk of Mother's Day starting in 1914. Anna Jarvis resolved to honour the death of her mother in 1908. Her mother’s wish was that someone would one day pay tribute to all mothers. Anna is reported to have written hundreds of letters to officials before she gained the support of the Philadelphian merchant John Wanamaker. Mother's Day became an official U.S. holiday in 1914.

Here in the UK, Mother's Day marks the second logistics peak of the year. Valentines broke all records and today's numbers will likely do the same as final mile home delivery continues to explode. Based in the heart of flower final mile, like Valentine's, the breadth of deliveries has widened beyond all expectations.

Graham Thomas, Ocado, comments

Champagne, Flowers, Chocolates, we'll deliver the Mother of all Sundays

Snow falling in the streets of a multi modal Manchester freight extravaganza, ample networking to talk freight delivery on every level, clean air to congestion, recruitment to kerb space parking.

It was a bicycle to station, train to Manchester and a tram to the venue for four modal streams to the full house Manchester event.

Virtual courier bays, workforce solutions for logistics, train final mile, travel demand management for smart motorways and the four Rs, re-time, re-route, reduce,  re-mode.

Institute of Couriers House of Lords New Fellows' Gowning 2018.

Sixty-six years since Queen Elizabeth II ascended to the throne, 200 guests, a new Vice President;  former minister John Hayes CBE joined Steve Norris and David Jamieson as a Vice President. Twelve fellows of the IoC were ceremonially gowned by Viscount, Lord Falkland on the terrace of the Lords via Black Rod's gate. Guests from DfT DWP and DfE amongst TfL and TfGM with the Master Carmen.

The 2018 Honorary Fellow was surface transport guru Leon Daniels. Professor Ming Lim was elected IOC chair for Asia group for the IOC.

Services to industry winners, Jeffrey Ritterband, Kevin Grey & Justin Moore joined Lord Falkland as Kate Lester of Diamond Logistics was honoured with her services to industry hood.

SSgt Shaun Stevenson 29 Regiment RLC took honorary Associate Membership from his National Courier Award. Lt Col Dave Miller RLC joined Lord Falkland and Lt Col Jane Hunter to present the award.

Girl Power in the line as IOC CEO Tracey Worth closed the 2018 line calling Carole Walker boss of Hermes for a 2018 fellows hood. CitySprint director, Gerard Keenan & Addison Lee head of courier, Kevin Valentine joined Tony Mannix from Clipper and Graham Thomas from Ocado to take 2018 hoods. Jason Gowan Diamond Logistics, Tiemen van Bruggen, Post NL – Dutch Post, Michael Spence Swift Group & Nick Cusworth for APC formed part of the 2018 dozen ceremonial hoods. Existing fellows took line in tradition to welcome the new twelve. 2018 looks a year to remember as Express numbers continue their explosion and top talk from the top players was at the fingertips in the network event of final mile, courier and express for 2018.

Honorary Fellows of the IOC present included Sir Peter Hendy, chairman Network Rail, Vice Chancellor of the University of Staffordshire, Prof. Liz Barnes and Traffic Commissioner Sarah Bell.  The Master Carmen was present, LMU Dean Prof. Simon Jones Dean of Guildhall School of Business alongside DfT, DfE & DWP officials making a transport and trailblazer and compliance showcase for express and courier.

 

Institute of Couriers House of Lords New Fellows' Gowning 2018.

Sixty-six years since Queen Elizabeth II ascended to the throne, 200 guests, a new Vice President;  former minister John Hayes CBE joined Steve Norris and David Jamieson as a Vice President. Twelve fellows of the IoC were ceremonially gowned by Viscount, Lord Falkland on the terrace of the Lords via Black Rod's gate. Guests from DfT DWP and DfE amongst TfL and TfGM with the Master Carmen.

The 2018 Honorary Fellow was surface transport guru Leon Daniels. Professor Ming Lim was elected IOC chair for Asia group for the IOC.

Services to industry winners, Jeffrey Ritterband, Kevin Grey & Justin Moore joined Lord Falkland as Kate Lester of Diamond Logistics was honoured with her services to industry hood.

SSgt Shaun Stevenson 29 Regiment RLC took honorary Associate Membership from his National Courier Award. Lt Col Dave Miller RLC joined Lord Falkland and Lt Col Jane Hunter to present the award.

Girl Power in the line as IOC CEO Tracey Worth closed the 2018 line calling Carole Walker boss of Hermes for a 2018 fellows hood. CitySprint director, Gerard Keenan & Addison Lee head of courier, Kevin Valentine joined Tony Mannix from Clipper and Graham Thomas from Ocado to take 2018 hoods. Jason Gowan Diamond Logistics, Tiemen Van Bruggen, Post NL – Dutch Post, Michael Spence Swift Group & Nick Cusworth for APC formed part of the 2018 dozen ceremonial hoods. Existing fellows took line in tradition to welcome the new twelve. 2018 looks a year to remember as Express numbers continue their explosion and top talk from the top players was at the fingertips in the network event of final mile, courier and express for 2018.

Honorary Fellows of the IOC present included Sir Peter Hendy, chairman Network Rail, Vice Chancellor of the University of Staffordshire, Prof. Liz Barnes and Traffic Commissioner Sarah Bell.  The Master Carmen was present, LMU Dean Prof. Simon Jones Dean of Guildhall School of Business alongside DfT, DfE & DWP officials making a transport and trailblazer and compliance showcase for express and courier.

The Institute of Couriers spent life on the yellow carpet at the Coventry Arena IntraLogisteX trade show, a packed full house of all things logistics in the very last days of February. Snow hit the roads of delivery to challenge final mile express delivery beyond a peak.

Meanwhile in the warm halls of Intralogistex, guests at the show who covered all streams of logistics from road, rail, air and sea were challenged wit the task of defining the term ‘Express’ . Supply chain is the well respected term of material from source to client, purchase, manufacture, storage and logistics. The term logistics defining the transport and storage of the goods. Client chain is a new term driven by e-retail as the client begins to drive the timescales, not the raw materials.

 

Carl Lomas, chair of the Institute of Couriers and fellow in logistics at the University of Derby  delivered the  keynote speech on Express final mile logistics to a full seminar, standing room only on the yellow carpets of Coventry arena Intralogistex show.

Can we educate the client chain with a carbon solution ?

LoCity electrics, there are two groups, one charging at depot, the other home charging at roadside, the challenges are big at the roadside!

How are we educating our next generation logisticians, the Trailblazer solutions

Lomas covered the diversity of final mile from parcel and packet mail to clothing and food retail, using his classic Pineapple, multi-modal delivery of groceries free of charge to your door. Exploding express numbers, where did it begin and where will it end ?

 

IOC asked the question, what is this thing called express ?

Collecting a data sample with the aid of three Universities to look at the belief in the term, final mile - final metre, home delivery, who and what are we as a sector ?

Carl Lomas delivered a keynote speech on Express final mile logistics, innovation and the challenges. Workforce solutions through levy at mid-day on the first day of the show.