Business leaders, operators, trade associations and local authorities are stepping up their work to ensure that the freight and logistics industry continues to support London as it changes and grows.
At a major conference last week, a range of stakeholders discussed how the industry can provide safer, cleaner and more efficient deliveries, as London experiences a huge boom in construction and the biggest investment in road modernisation in a generation.
Transport for London (TfL) is working in partnership with the freight industry and local authorities to change how deliveries are made, focusing particularly on re-timing deliveries to outside the peak hours of 07:00-13:00. This means that vital deliveries can be made with fewer wasted driver hours and fuel, reducing costs, lowering emissions and improving customer service. Not all businesses are able to retime so other options, such as rerouting or consolidating deliveries, can provide similar benefits.