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Industry news of relevance to Fellows and Members

TfL full house opens with Alex Williams

TfL is committed to working with you to achieve Vision Zero.’

TfL full house at Palestra for peak period freight meeting.

Opened with paramedic road traffic video by Vicky Lebrec from Roadpeace, ‘I was hit by a tipper truck

Focus on Vision Zero. ‘It's not just those run over, it’s the driver too.

IOC Vice President, the Rt. Hon. John Hayes MP bagged a Black Friday moment of his very own to receive a knighthood.

The IOC Vice President became Sir John Hayes on Black Friday 2018. National Courier Awards, rattle your clappers, John Hayes is set to be at fellows gowning on March 1st 2019 to welcome the twelve ceremonial fellows of the IOC for 2019.

IMRG forecast is £1.5bn on the day - £8.5 billion sales values on the week.

November 23rd was official Black Friday – IMRG quote ‘The most on-line retail day ever’ – As petrol price bumps below one twenty a litre.

A sprinkling of snow on Wed set logisticians into a frenzy on final mile vision against snow and ice but clouds and sunshine have kept the roads clear for last mile and petrol fuelling below one twenty a litre has set the tone for logistics success.

By three in the afternoon Barclaycard transaction numbers were up 10% on last year but spending was down 12% - Further views were strong shift from high street bricks and mortar to online bargain hunting.

IOC focus on two wheels in Birmingham for NEC bike show – MCIA AGM & FORS talking v5 licenses for powered two-wheelers.

This week’s Road Safety Week was focused on two wheels, let’s get the terminology right, it’s 'powered two-wheelers', and that was at the heart of the MCIA's AGM held at the NEC Bike Show. Tracey Worth is in the IOC bike show snap - all-electric on the Peugeot V2 ready for clean air final mile.

Jesse Norman moves up from Parliamentary Under Secretary of State to Minister of State for department of Transport.

Jesse Norman, MP for Hereford and South Herefordshire, a former Barclays director, graduate of Oxford University and post-graduate of UCL was promoted Monday of this week (Nov 12) to transport minister after last week's resignation of Jo Johnson in regard to Brexit.

Following the green signs for Freight in The City with a rooftop view of smog across London.

Top of the N22 hill, Scania trucks at the front door of the Ally Pally venue, a monster-sized John Lewis double-deck trailer inside; a forum to debate the challenges and explore the opportunities that continue to emerge in the urban logistics sector.

Alex Williams TfL key comment noted the freight plans for the future, Ian Clough DHL and Rob Fowler DPD spoke express delivery and Ben Farrell John Lewis of retail delivery overtaking high street sales.

Latest trucks and vans in the exhibition hall, Renault EV below the Palm Court window, Gnewt volume van electric at the organ end of the Grand Hall. Seminar room had all topics, avoiding PCNs, counter terrorism, all the way to direct vision, it was an exceptional opportunity to bump into chums, network and talk clean air above the London smog of the City and West End. If you did not make it, take a look at the snaps gallery below.

‘Diversity driving Transport’

Tracey Worth, chair of diversity for STAT DfT formed a November power house focus table to review the issues. ‘Diversity in Transport logistics, where can we go?.’

‘My question to the table is dealing with cross-sector logistics; freight, air, rail and water.’

The table responded with key views and a vision for a forum for the sector.


Hermes UK boss, chief executive Martijn De Lange ,

We are extremely proud to officially open our state-of-the-art depot in Hemel Hempstead, which will significantly increase the network capacity in the South East. This project demonstrates our total commitment to environmentally friendly, world-class delivery solutions, not just for today, but for the foreseeable future.

The new green Hermes depot opens pre-peak with 80,000 sq ft at Prologis Park in Hemel Hempstead covering the south east geographic with easy access to M1 and M25.


Clean air final mile - operator input, academics and retailers

Asking the sustainability question about lithium mining

TfL light vehicle LoCITY event hosted in the heart of the City of London at London Met University to talk all things express, final mile, last mile.

Carl Lomas chairing with Donata MacCrossan for TfL - DfT in the room. Operators, retailers and academics in a hot house of all things clear air for final mile.

Guests and group members from vehicle manufacturers, including LDV, to retailers, including Sainsbury’s and a host of operators: Fedex, ZE Cargo, Mango, Addison Lee and more using all forms of energy; hydrogen, LPG, electric-only and hybrids.

Ten Nissan eNV2000s spearhead Westminster operation.

News this week DPD opened its all-electric parcel depot in the heart of Westminster and announced plans for a further seven all-electric sites in the capital.

Dwain McDonald, CEO of DPD commented, ‘This is a hugely significant announcement for us with Westminster set to be the first of a series of all-electric DPD depots.’