Friday 22nd Mar 2019 - Logistics Manager Magazine

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Go-ahead for Birmingham Clean Air Zone

The government has given the go-ahead for Birmingham’s Clean Air Zone, which will cover the centre of the city with the A4540 Middleway.

DHL trials LNG tractor and mega-trailer

DHL Freight is trialling an LNG-powered truck paired with an over-sized trailer – something not previously possible owing to the design of the tank.

Automation: sometimes it feels like the start

Automation is playing a key role in enabling John Lewis to achieve its 2020 goal of becoming a 50/50 e-commerce and bricks and mortar retailer, John Munnelly, head of operations at the retailer’s Magna Park campus, told delegates at the Supply Chain Conference in London on Wednesday.

John Lewis targets zero-carbon fleet by 2045

The John Lewis Partnership has committed to making its transport fleet zero carbon by 2045 – a move that involves switching more than 3,200 trucks, trailers and vans to zero-emission vehicles.

GLS extends flexible delivery service

GLS, Royal Mail’s international parcels business, has added Italy, Portugal, Finland and Bulgaria to its FlexDeliveryService, increasing the number of countries connected across borders via the service to 21.

Kingfisher profits fall despite transformation plan

Kingfisher’s strategy to create a single buying organisation and unify product ranges across its brands produced clear benefits last year, but it was not enough to outweigh weaknesses in it base business, the company said in its annual results.