Greening the fleet

London, UK: The UK government has set out a range of measures to encourage the uptake of low-emission vehicles including a short-term target to reduce carbon emissions from HGVs by 15%  in 2025 against a 2015 baseline.

The Freight Transport Association’s head of UK policy, Christopher Snelling said, “we think this target is challenging, given that, in reality, there are only seven years left to achieve it, but if the right things are done it can be delivered.|”

But the Road to Zero strategy published today by the Department for Transport recognises that diesel will be remain the prime fuel heavy goods vehicles.

Sue Robinson, director of the National Franchised Dealers Association said that any transition away from diesel “will need to be carefully managed and industry led”.

“In the short to medium term it will need to focus on alternative fuels such as liquefied natural gas and cmpressed natural gas rather than electric HGVs.”

The association’s commercial vehicle division hopes that the government’s desire for at least half of new vans to be ultra-low emission by 2030, does not place an excessive burden on small and large businesses that require vans to keep the country functioning.

“We will continue to engage with government on the move from LCVs and HGVs to alternative cleaner fuel options to ensure it is steady and manageable transition,” Robinson said.


Pelican BioThermal has new bulk shipper

Minneapolis, US: Pelican BioThermal has CoolPall Flex for pharmaceutical and life sciences applications. The system is an extension of Pelican BioThermal’s Crēdo, Chronos and CoolPall …


Rapid Recovery plays a key role in Asda retrofit

Bristol, UK: A-Gas Rapid Recovery played a key role in a large-scale refrigerant retrofit involving 110 convenience stores nationwide owned by Asda. Operating at night …


Carrier’s CNG Supra unit Piek certified

Rueil-Malmaison, France: Carrier Transicold’s new compressed natural gas (CNG)-powered Supra multi-temperature truck fridge has Piek certification, with a noise level below 60 dB(A). Noise reduction …


Kuehne+Nagel opens pharma hub in Chile

Santiago, Chile: Kuehne Nagel PharmaChain has a new logistics hub in Santiago de Chile providing multi-modal logistics for temperature-controlled door-to-door transport. The 17,600sq metre hub …



Latest Tweets

Tican Chilled refleets with Ryder:

© 2018 Global Cold Chain News | Terms of use | Privacy Policy
Commercial Transport Publishing Limited, registered in England and Wales, Company No: 6453302. Registered Office: 6 Corunna Court, Corunna Road, Warwick CV34 5HQ