Veolia Launches New COVID-19 Disinfection Services To Ensure Safe And Compliant Treatment

The UK’s leading resource management company, Veolia, has launched a new COVID-19 disinfection service designed to ensure compliant treatment for businesses that need disinfection after lockdown and prior to reopening. Delivered by the company’s emergency response teams, the service eradicates the health and safety risks associated with confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19 in buildings […]

Nottingham Air Quality Plan Should Set A Nationwide Precedent.

Clean Air Zones (CAZs) are not a one-size-fits-all solution to improving air quality, as illustrated by Nottingham City Council and DEFRA, which this week agreed the city does not require a charging low emission zone to meet its air quality targets. This landmark move has been welcomed by the Freight Transport Association (FTA), the business […]

Food Packaging Industry Can Inspire Retailers With Home Grown Recycling Solutions.

A new scheme launched by plastic waste expert Vanden will help food packaging producers provide retailers with the evidence that plastic waste is being managed with integrity. With plastic waste high on the public’s agenda, brands and retailers are under pressure to ensure they manage their full supply chain sustainably. And that doesn’t just include […]

Freight Association Fumes Over Sulphur Surcharge.

The British International Freight Association (BIFA), the trade association for UK freight forwarding and logistics companies, has described the container shipping industry’s recent imposition of a ‘sulphur surcharge’ as unjustified and blatant profiteering. It follows an announcement by Danish giant AP Moller Maersk that it is introducing a new bunker adjustment factor (BAF) surcharge on […]

Carrier Transicold’s Syberia TWINCOOL Engineless Refrigeration System Put To The Test In Waitrose Low Emission Trial.

Supermarket chain Waitrose & Partners is conducting a low emissions trial of a Carrier Transicold engineless Syberia TWINCOOL multi-temperature refrigeration unit specified on a natural gas-powered truck. Funded through Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, Waitrose & Partners is working alongside researchers from the Centre for Sustainable Road Freight at the University of […]

Wind Energy Powers Kaleido In Argentina.

Argentina’s growing interest in wind energy is giving the Spanish-based forwarding and logistics company, Kaleido, significant optimism for its recently opened branch in Buenos Aires. Whilst Argentina has a long tradition of using wind energy on its farms, the government is keen to make sure that its exploitation of wind energy is commensurate with the […]

2018 Is The Year Natural Gas Moves Mainstream, Says Gasrec.

Gasrec, operator of the UK’s largest network of natural gas refuelling stations, has confirmed it is in discussions to build multiple new refuelling sites which could see its footprint more than double by the end of 2019. Speaking today at Gasrec’s biggest ever industry briefing, Rob Wood, Gasrec Chief Executive Officer, said: “We’re in advanced […]

Pricing Trucks Out Of Towns Is Not The Way Forward.

A coalition of road transport trade bodies says that Clean Air Zones (CAZ) are unfairly targeting hauliers and that pricing trucks off the road is not the way to reduce emissions. The Road Haulage Association (RHA), British Vehicle Rental & Leasing Association (BVRLA), Freight Transport Association (FTA) and National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA), are concerned […]

Logistics Emissions Reduction Scheme Ideal Route For Road To Zero Initiative.

The Logistics Emissions Reduction Scheme (LERS) – spearheaded by the Freight Transport Association (FTA) and sponsored by Bridgestone – has announced its support of the Government’s ambition to achieve a 15 per cent reduction in carbon emissions from HGVs by 2025. Announced today (9 July 2018), the voluntary target for logistics operators is included in […]

15% Less: Logistics Industry Commits To Ambitious Carbon Reduction Target By 2025.

The Freight Transport Association (FTA), the largest membership body in the UK logistics sector, has agreed to support a short-term government target of reducing carbon emissions from HGVs by 15%, announced today (9 July 2018) in the government’s Road to Zero report. The target will judge tailpipe emissions in 2025 against a 2015 baseline. Commenting […]