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IOC fellow Allison Kemp has been awarded the honour of Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the October 2020 Queen's Birthday Honours list.

The citation was for services to transport and logistics.


An announcement was made today for Clean Air Day 2020 by DEFRA's joint heads of their Air Quality Unit.

Two English cities have formally announced the start dates for their clean air zone vehicle and emission control measures.

DEFRA have also announced the upcoming availability of a Clean Air Zone communications toolkit for all key stakeholders and partners. This will augment the clean air resources already to be found at their UK AIR web portal.

‘Letting London breathe’

Dr Andy Neather, TfL. ‘I wanted to let IOC fellows and members know about an important phase beginning today of the Mayor’s plans to expand the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ). Today, (Wed Oct 7th) sees the launch of an extensive marketing campaign to raise public awareness of next year’s expansion of the ULEZ.

On 25 October 2021, the existing central London ULEZ will expand out to the North and South Circular roads.

DPD confirms plans to operate zero or low emission-only delivery solutions

· Initiative part of Europe-wide drive by DPDgroup involving 225 cities in 20 countries, impacting 80 million inhabitants,

· Across Europe, 7,000 alternative delivery vehicles will be deployed,

· 89% reduction in carbon emissions and 80% in pollutants in the selected locations.


- 335 sites and service partners are now matrix-certified based on three ISO standards

-There are plans to expand the certification to include occupational health and safety according to ISO 45001 in 2021

-The certification confirms the highest quality, environmental and energy management standards


Thursday 1 Oct 10am Alan Lewis of Constantine Law gave a Zoom masterclass on the IoC channel - the subject was the new Job Support Scheme (JSS), which will replace furlough on 01 Nov 2020.

The rules are public, but the devil is in the detail...

Where does JSS stand for a second-job employee working in a sortation shift outside regular hours?

Watch the full keynote on YouTube here

Next step for urban logistics in London.

Daily riverboat freight service to transport small packages into central London for last mile delivery by bike.

New river freight route through London, operated by Thames Clippers Logistics, is part of DHL’s commitment to reduce congestion.

£15k Heavy vehicle scrappage scheme in London.

Funds for van scrappage in London have run out, but Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan has today (Monday 28th Sept) launched a new scrappage scheme targeting the most polluting heavy vehicles.

This is in advance of the tighter Low Emission Zone (LEZ) standards, which he can now confirm will come into force on 1 March 2021.


Delivery Innovation of the Year

The 'Your DPD' app and Design Space wow the judges

Dwain McDonald, DPD's CEO commented, "I'm delighted with this award. DPD has been honoured with Delivery Innovation of the Year at the Retail Insider Transforming Retail Awards 2020. For the Delivery Innovation of the Year award, the judging panel of independent retail experts were looking for a technology that has helped retailers deal with one of the most troublesome aspects of their businesses: effective and cost-efficient delivery."