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Industry news of relevance to Fellows and Members

IOC CEO Tracey Worth chaired the DfT STAT board this week in the City of London boardroom of the Carmen transport livery.

Alistair Cochrane Whistl spoke diversity in Express mail and Genevive Amoah, Mango logistics group spoke final mile diversity issues in central London.

Alistair Cochrane, Whistl director, commented

Diversity in Express mail is key to the future of the sector - aligning across the sector, from small through to large employers to ensure we holistically support everyone.

A lively discussion supporting the need of encouraging Diversity and Inclusion policy into the transport and logistics business culture. A loud voice was heard in support for the Year of Diversity – Transport and Logistics.

Greater Manchester Mayor, Andy Burnham to open Manchester Freight Forum April 25th

Transport for Greater Manchester, TfGM are heading for the largest clean air zone outside London.

Focused on the views of operators they have confirmed their 5th Greater Manchester Freight Forum will take place on the afternoon of Thursday 25th April at Etc. Venues, 11 Portland Street, Manchester, M1 3HU.

Richard Banks explains,

There will be an opportunity to hear about Greater Manchester’s Clean Air proposals and we are pleased to announce that Greater Manchester’s Mayor, Andy Burnham, will make the keynote speech.

First traffic lights 151 years ago today

ULEZ, Vision Zero, Diversity.

IOC fellows attended the transport dinner at Mansion House last week, greeted by the Master Carmen, Steve Britt.

ULEZ Black cab exemptions, scrappage and the pending Manchester clean air zone were all in the networking discussion before a grand gala dinner.

Minister Jesse Norman asks IOC to drive positive change for women in the express courier sector.

Ministers across the Department for Transport have written to IOC industry leaders calling on them to take action to increase the availability of opportunities across the sector to women.

This action is the culmination of weeks of activity in which ministers across the Department for Transport have reached out to raise the issue of getting more women into the transport sector.

Drawing this together, the DfT announced that it will shortly be holding a major round-table to look into the barriers preventing women from joining the sector. It will seek to drive positive change similar to that seen within DfT over the last couple of years.

House of Lords terrace packed full in post Feb heatwave

IOC Fellows' Gowning has full house Hon fellows turnout

Youngest fellow ever in the 2019 dozen, family of final mile.

Hottest Feb on record filled the outside terrace of the House of Lords with fellows of the Institute of Couriers for the March 1st sold out full house express delivery event of the year.

Institute of Couriers 2019 fellows' gowning, a life services hood & a new hon fellow to make the twelve ceremonial fellows for 2019 in a year that saw the youngest fellow ever elected to the institute, Scott King, age 24, CitySprint. Welcomed by Viscount, Lord Falkland, president of the Institute of Couriers in a rousing speech of engagement.

IOC Fellows' Gowning. Friday March 1st 2019 - a  full house Hon fellows turnout.

The 2019 dozen join family of final mile.

Sold out full house network event of the year for final mile, last mile House of Lords event. Institute of Couriers 2019 fellows' gowning, a life services hood & a new hon fellow to make the twelve ceremonial fellows 2019. Key note by TfL boss commissioner Mike Brown MVO for the Sixty-seventh year since Queen Elizabeth II ascended to the throne.

Viscount Falkland, ceremonially gowning twelve fellows of the IOC on the terrace of the House of Lords.

Asking the question of delivery time value for Curly Wurlies at Intalogistex, Ricoh Arena Coventry trade show.

Final mile, client chain, fellows talking express numbers and best practice from the IOC pledge of doing the right thing to Taylor and employment law.

Curly Wurly gifts for your answers, it would not be client chain without a pineapple.

IntraLogisteX was a magic start to the 2019 trade shows and the first survey numbers have arrived for the 2019 data on perception of value of final mile delivery.

 

Asking the question of delivery time value for Curly Wurlies.

Final mile, client chain, fellows talking express numbers and best practice - from the IOC pledge of 'doing the right thing' to Taylor and employment law.

Curly Wurly gifts for your answers to our survey.

It would not be client chain without a pineapple. Intralogistex was a magic start to the 2019 trade shows.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan and TfL Alex Williams comment below. GLA, Oliver Lord, spoke to the IOC on detail of the launch of the new diesel van scrappage scheme this week.

It’s targeted at microbusinesses and charities. Microbusiness must have fewer than ten employees, less than 638 thousand pounds of turnover and be registered at Companies House or be VAT registered.’

Gnewt by Menzies with Ford to trial digital delivery service co-ordinating multiple modes of transport from depot to doorstep.

Sam Clarke,

We can not just keep adding more and more small vans into the mix.

 

During the trial, Gnewt’s last mile delivery service will be driven by Ford’s cloud-based, multimodal routing and logistics software MoDe:Link, that manages parcel delivery from depot to doorstep.