Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Freight in the City Event Will be of Interest to Road Haulage and Parcel Operators Alike

Clean, Safe and Quiet Urban Deliveries Targeted at Expo and Conference
Shipping News Feature
UK – The fourth annual Freight in the City event will be held in London on Tuesday November 6 at Alexandra Palace and, with the continuing drive to ensure faster and more environmentally responsible urban delivery cycles, the conference and exhibition dedicated to clean, safe and quiet urban deliveries is bound to prove popular with the road haulage and parcel delivery outfits charged with bringing vital supplies to our crowded towns and cities.

Air quality, alternative fuels, consolidation, cycle safety, quiet deliveries will all be the subjects focused on and more than 1,000 members of the logistics industry will gather to shape the future of sustainability in the sector and better understand the impact of air quality initiatives, such as Clean Air Zones (CAZs). Hayley Pink, Urban Editor, Freight in the City comments:

"Now, more than ever, operators need to be up to speed with the latest regulations on air quality and safety when it comes to delivering into urban areas. Our seminar programme will encourage debate around the challenges of city logistics, while recognising the pioneering work already being carried out by industry."

More than 60 exhibitors will be showcasing the latest technologies and vehicles available to help companies to deliver quietly, safely and sustainably in an urban environment and the event gets the full support from such as the Freight Transport Association (FTA), which has a stand in the Compliance Zone, where the FTA's specialist urban and environmental policy team will be available to offer advice and support.

The FTA will also be holding a speaker session at the event to explore the challenges of urban operations and explain how companies can benefit from its Logistics Emissions Reduction Scheme. Natalie Chapman, Head of South of England and Urban Policy, FTA observed:

"Improving air quality and reducing vehicle emissions is a key focus for the government. While FTA and the wider logistics sector supports schemes promoting clean and sustainable deliveries, the urban freight environment is now in a state of flux and confusion. From the introduction of CAZs, Ultra Low Emission Zones, to the London Direct Vision Standard, there are a plethora of new rules and patchwork regulations to consider and FTA advises any company operating commercial vehicles to attend Freight in the City.

"Now in its fourth year of supporting the expo, FTA is totally aligned with the aim of Freight in the City: to usher in a new era of sustainable and responsible urban deliveries. We continue to campaign on behalf of our 17,000 members to ensure any new government initiative is developed with the needs of the logistics sector in mind and offers our members guidance and support wherever possible."