Co-ordinated transport requirements needed across UK cities, says DHL

DHL Supply Chain has called for a co-ordinated approach to dealing with transport issues in urban areas to avoid differing standards across the UK.

Speaking at a Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum seminar last week, Phil Roe, MD of Transport, UK & Ireland, told delegates that while the focus on safety and reducing emissions was welcomed, policy makers should be aware of the impact it could have on the logistics sector if differing requirements emerge.

He said: “What we’re seeing is a much more intelligent and co-ordinated approach in dealing with those problems in cities, which is fantastic and is very much to be welcomed. What worries us is that they all might be different.

“No one is going to manufacture vehicles for London alone.”

However, he said increased regional devolution of transport issues has encouraged increased engagement with the freight sector, which was to be welcomed.