FTA slams London Olympic parking charge extension

London: Proposals to impose additional parking charges beyond the Olympic Route Network during the Games period in London have been attacked by the Freight Transport Association.

It believes that London councils’ plans to extend the £200 parking fine penalty, currently set for the Olympic Route Network, to surrounding areas is an unjustified, cynical move to cash in on the games at a time when businesses will be under intense pressure to keep London moving.

“Companies delivering goods kerbside on the high street typically attract penalty charge notices (PCNs) quite innocently. Although these are often successfully contested, which in itself costs time and money, many are not and the industry still pays many millions in PCNs each year,” says Natalie Chapman, the associations head of policy for London.

“We all know that next summer is going to pose an enormous challenge for the logistics sector already – the last thing it needs are further financial burdens. If we want the Games to be a success we need to get behind the logistics companies that are so crucial for allowing businesses to keep up with heightened demand and to making everything run smoothly.

“These proposals are unjustifiable and heap on added pressure at a time when many companies are still trying to work out how the ORN is going to affect customer delivery. By extending out these PCN costs beyond the ORN, the goalposts have been moved once more and companies are going to be left with a bigger logistical headache if they want to avoid incurring fines for doing their jobs.”

The FTA is encouraging its members to respond to the consultation.


Daimler Trucks goes electric

Stuttgart, Germany: Daimler Trucks plans a range of electric trucks for urban distribution and long-haul transport and has launched a concept vehicle to demonstrate the …


Krone boosts telematics services

Werlte, Germany: Trailer maker Krone and Shippeo, which makes automated tracking systems, have partnered to provide real-time estimated time of arrival (ETA) for Krone’s trailer …


European Cold Chain Conference set for Rotterdam in November

Rotterdam, Netherlands: The 23rd GCCA European Cold Chain Conference is scheduled for 23 – 25 November 2020 at the Hilton Rotterdam. The conference for temperature controlled professionals will see …


Polish pharma firm opens new warehouse

Głogów. Poland: Polish pharmaceutical company Arra Group has opened a new temperature-controlled warehouse in Poland near Poznań. The company says the warehouse is in a …



  • Cold Chain Insight
    Cold Chain Insight into Energy, 16-20 November – the first of the new virtual insight series

Latest Tweets

Cold Chain News September digest with 2020 Cold Chain Leaders tables plus @ColdChainShane on meeting the Brexit challenge: bit.ly/2ZMDikC pic.twitter.com/6lGBUeotLL

© 2020 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