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IoC news

Industry news of relevance to Fellows and Members

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

Association of education and training providers (AELP) hosted their logistics transport forum in the City of London March sunshine. Speakers included DWP Alex Farkas and IOC Carl Lomas at the event chaired by James Billingham for AELP. 20% of the job training solutions highlighted discussions as training providers juggled govt detail to look at delivery of the coming standards including the Express Trailblazer. DWP have big push to engage logistics employers in their national logistics weeks starting May 15 and 22nd; it's time to get involved and promote your transport jobs with the job centre.


IOC at the Intralogistex trade Show, Coventry Arena.

What is Logistics?

IOC asked two hundred logisticians at the Intralogistex trade show Coventry Ricoh Arena, ‘What is logistics?’ answer in five words not using the word logistics, it was a student undergrad from Birmingham that took a coffee, sat down and came back with a storming answer.

What is logistics? –

Orchestration of process operations

Huw Saunders undergrad in business at Birrmingham University.


Express final mile focus at Coventry Ricoh Arena as IOC deliver the keynote lectures on final mile.

Time to get your free Curly Wurly ! IntraLogisteX is the event in logistics and supply chain that must be in your diary this week.

IntraLogisteX is taking place on Wednesday 15th and Thursday 16th March 2017 in the Ricoh Arena Coventry. The exhibition promises to be bigger than ever, offering visitors the opportunity to see how all the latest cutting-edge technology could transform their operations.


500 years of transport in the City of London for Carmen celebration.

Secretary of State for Transport joined top brass in express logistics in the City of London on March 14th for the Carmen Transport banquet - a celebration of 500 years of the Carmen and transport at the heart of London.

Senior fellows of the IOC, including Justin Moore - 2017 services to industry hood and British Forces Post Office boss Lt Col Brett Duxbury join Whistl, Hermes, Diamond, TNT, DX and more to listen to the keynote address by Secretary of State for Transport Chris Grayling.


2017 Hoods of the Institute of Couriers take top coverage in Warehouse & Logistics News - March 15th edition