Any supply chain manager, listening out above the day-to-day noise generated by continually evolving markets and requirements, will be rightly concerned about bigger geo-political issues. Like Brexit, US-China tariffs wars, relations with Russia to name just a few…
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According to the report ‘Making urban freight logistics more sustainable’, freight traffic accounts for 10-15% of urban kilometres travelled. Which doesn’t sound excessive until you realise that it represents 300-400 freight vehicle trips, per 100 people per day in, out, through or within a city. Many of these spend much of their time blocking roads to unload perhaps just one or two roll cages.
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The problem is simply stated. The European Commission reports that while road freight represents just 3% of vehicles, they account for 29% of road derived emissions. Consisting of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases, but also pollutants such as oxides of nitrogen and particulates. Exhaust emissions aren’t the only issues either. Fuel spills, tyre ‘crumb’, accidents, noise & vibration, congestion, infrastructure degradation… It all has a real impact on the health and well-being of people and the environment. Whether at local, regional or higher level it still says nothing of future ‘climate change’. Download our latest whitepaper, to learn what you can do today to start improving your sustainability profile.
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Since 2010, EU trucks have been allowed to undertake three ‘cabotages’ in a period of seven days in their country of destination before returning home. Importantly, though, these ‘cabotages’ have to be essentially casual – not part of a regular cont
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Much attention has been paid to the impact of new tariffs and duties on UK-EU freight post Brexit, but these are not the only issues. The European Commission has pointed out that without a deal, a range of UK-issued documents will no longer be recognised in the EU. These include Certificates of Professional Competence for drivers / transport managers, UK driving licenses and UK-issued Community licenses for hauliers.
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Transport impacts at every level of the sustainability hierarchy and drives the need to build sustainable ecosystems far into the future.
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The supply chain industry (particularly the freight transport sector) has, I think it is fair to say, been slow to adopt technology. The tangible cost is a lack of increased efficiency (lower costs, emissions and congestion) and a greater dependency on ever scarcer resources (paper, good people, etc.).
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Unlike a traditional ICO or Initial Coin Offering however, the IVO comes in two distinct parts. Firstly, investors will receive a voucher assigned to services offered by a business within the consortium. Secondly, crypto asset tokens (i.e. a non-FIAT currency) of equivalent value to their investment will be issued against the vouchers which can then be traded within the confines of the proprietary market.
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The way freight transport is bought here in the UK is changing and now is the time to react if you don’t want to be left by the kerbside.Read More
Key to the exploitation of these developments lie in Machine-to-Machine (M2M) systems. Large amounts of data are collected by machines and transmitted to others to be analysed. The results are then sent to yet other machines for execution.Read More