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Quiet Cities focuses on urban deliveries

Quiet Cities focuses on urban deliveries

Quiet Cities - the first global summit focused on enabling quieter deliveries of freight in urban environments - takes place on 25th and 26th November at Twickenham Stadium. The event has attracted a range of high-profile speakers, including Richard Fleming, logistics director at Sainsbury’s.

The two-day summit - a joint imitative between Motor Transport, TfL, DHL and Route Monkey - will bring together key stakeholders interested in seeing out-of-hours deliveries become a normal part of the supply chain. The summit includes a conference programme, a networking dinner, exhibition, and live demonstration of the latest quiet logistics equipment.

TfL will share London’s best practice on retiming deliveries and showcase its work on facilitating out-of-hours deliveries, while other cities from Europe and the US will discuss the work they have done to conquer the freight challenge and allow off-peak deliveries.

Out-of-hours deliveries is the logistics revolution that’s happening right now. Cleaner air, safer roads, less congestion: out-of-hours deliveries will deliver all of these benefits.

Learn from the leading exponents in the UK: DHL will showcase its safe urban truck and discuss how cities need to become fit for the future; while from abroad, the head of freight at New York’s Department of Transportation will be sharing the city’s work on off-peak deliveries. Outside, a range of quiet equipment manufacturers will be demonstrating the latest advancements in low noise technology while problem-solving breakout groups will tackle the key issues to enable out-of-hours deliveries.

The two-day global summit will not only give you case studies, but also details on TfL’s out-of-hours guidance.

Key note speaker: Richard Fleming, logistics director at Sainsbury’s

Richard Fleming brings a wealth of experience to the event, heading up a logistics business of 16,000 staff that runs 1,042 tractor units, 342 rigids and 2,371 trailers out of 22 RDCs.

The company has been at the forefront of the quiet deliveries revolution, working with the Noise Abatement Society, Freight Transport Association and Wandsworth Borough Council during a pioneering three month out-of-hours trial in 2007.

Other confirmed speakers include:

  • Ian Wainwright, head of freight and fleet programmes, TFL
  • Stacey Hodge, director, Office of Freight Mobility, New York City Department of Transportation
  • Tim Slater, MD transport, energy and chemicals engineering and manufacturing, DHL Supply Chain, UK and Ireland
  • Gloria Elliot, chief executive, Noise Abatement Society
  • Per-Uno Sturk, research and development, Volvo Trucks

Exhibitor focus

Enabling the logistics sector to schedule flexibly acceptable delivery times within urban areas is key to successful out-of-hours deliveries, and Route Monkey is well-placed to help. Route Monkey will demonstrate how technology can work well to achieve quieter deliveries. It will showcase a web-based scheduling platform that is UK government-backed and can be accessed by fleets across both public and private sectors. This platform solves a problem as it is a pay-as-you-go model that instantly delivers a return on investment.

It is accessible and easy to use and will host all the fleet’s data in one place, saving on administration and time. It is just one of a range of suppliers, including Brigade, Paneltex, Cargotech, Carrier Transicold and Michelin, which will be demonstrating the latest in low-noise technology.

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