Celebrating five years of urban logistics best practice
This year’s Freight in the City Expo positively burst at the seams with innovative technology focused on urban delivery fleets.
More than 65 exhibitors were on hand in Alexandra Palace’s majestic Great Hall, with 30 brand-new to this year’s event, to showcase a wide range of new products. From the smallest cargo bikes to the largest HGVs and everything in between, Freight in the City had it covered!
Policy-makers, vehicle experts and leading freight operators shared their insight with delegates and generated lively debate; helping to solve the challenges and share best practice around city logistics. Topics ranged from zero-emission zones through to autonomous last-mile deliveries and smarter ways to transport goods, from the smallest parcels to the largest aggregates.
For those wanting free guidance from experts on the latest clean vehicle technology or operating safely in towns and cities, our Knowledge & Compliance Zone was the place to head. Whilst visitors interested in discovering how solar panels might help save fuel or how electric delivery may work on fleets, then the Tech Talks feature area was a popular place to visit during break times.
See the full list of exhibitors here, or check out the seminar programme that took place inside the exhibition hall. Presentations from the seminar will be shared shortly.
This year's seminar was chaired by long-standing and popular business journalist and broadcaster Declan Curry.
Noted for his ability to put complex business and economic news into simpler language, he has written and presented about business and the economy for more than two decades.
He reported for BBC One's 'Breakfast' for eight years, and has presented BBC Two's 'Working Lunch' and 'Your Money' on the BBC News channel. He has also hosted 'On the Money', a weekly review of business & enterprise for BBC Radio 5 Live.
Freight in the City was delighted to welcome ClientEarth’s Dominc Phinn as keynote speaker to launch the morning session focusing on urban freight policy.
ClientEarth has taken the UK government to court three times over the last eight years for failing to tackle illegal levels of air pollution and plays a central role in holding central and local government to account over proposed measures to improve air quality.
Dominic works with businesses from a range of sectors to understand the technology solutions that will be part of a low and zero emission transport system and provides progressive businesses with a voice in the debate.
He also toke part in a Q&A with the audience at the end of session one, for those that had questions to raise with him.
With a great turning circle and a small footprint, our Goupil Range are bang on the money for city use. Freight in the City was the obvious place to take them. It’s a great place to meet with the industry and our customers.