Browsing: Policy and legislation

DFT admits freight matters

Transport secretary Geoff Hoon has said freight is key to the competitiveness of the UK economy in a new Department for Transport policy document published today (16th December 2008).

Look north, says Pellew

Government plans to inject an extra £1bn into transport infrastructure are too focused on the south of the country, according to PD Ports which runs Teesport in the North East.

£1m investment at Teesport

PD Ports has invested more than a million pounds in three reachstackers along with the refurbishment of its ferry terminal amenity facilities at Teesport.

It’s time the construction sector adopted good SC practice

As British MPs contemplate the unwelcome prospect of decamping from the splendour of the Palace of Westminster to a near by building while building work is undertaken on the mid-nineteenth century structure, construction logistics comes very much to mind.

DfT commitment to rail freight is good news

A strategy document from the Department for Transport has given long-term support to continued growth of rail freight. Derrick Potter, board member of the Rail Freight Group and executive director of The Potter Group, welcomes it.

Greening the supply chain

Building a greener supply chain is not easy with conflicting views on carbon offsetting, food miles and biofuels. Technology can help – but so can a radical review of accepted practices.

Green legislation is confusing

Legislation on how to implement green measures, is not clear enough and the result is confusion and misunderstanding, according to a sustainability survey by office and refurbishment fit out specialists Overbury.

FTA launches green website

The FTA has launched a web site to promote its efforts towards environmental issues including carbon footprint and sustainability.

7,500 Drivers in DfT study

More than 7,500 distribution vehicles from 130 operators took part in a survey into the transport of food and drink last month.

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