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Heathrow expansion critical, says CBI

CBI director-general Carolyn Fairbairn has asserted that a new runway at Heathrow is critical to the UK economy as the “UK must be open for business, and to the world,” or risk being left behind.

FTA warns that more clean air zones threaten SMEs

Plans for clean air zones in Leeds and Birmingham demonstrate steps being taken to manage the impacts on business in the cities, but schemes will still produce substantial costs for small businesses, says the FTA.

Deadline looms for Awards entries

Rapid change in the global retail and manufacturing environment is driving developments in supply chain. And in parallel with that the Awards have an increased focus on innovation, in terms of both strategy and technology. New innovation categories this year include City Logistics, Robotics, Technology, Transport, Automation, and Delivery.

UPS invests $130m in natural gas trucks

UPS is to build an additional five compressed natural gas (CNG) fuelling stations and add more than 700 new CNG vehicles including 400 semi-tractors and 330 terminal trucks to its fleet.

Lyft revamps app

Ride sharing provider Lyft has updated its app to integrate directly with cities and transit agencies and provide users with improved shared rides and simplified user experience

London ULEZ extension threatens SMEs

Plans to extend London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone to the whole of Greater London for lorries in 2020 and inner London for vans in 2021 have been greeted with dismay by the Freight Transport Association, which warned that small businesses would be particularly hard hit.