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BESTUFS II national seminar in United Kingdom


Urban freight transport: implementing good practice


21st April 2008


University of Westminster
Marylebone Road Campus


The BESTUFS UK Seminar was held on 21 April 2008 at the University of Westminster in London. It was attended by 45 participants. The day included presentations on The Transport Green Paper - the Challenges for Freight (Duncan Buchanan, Department for Transport), the London Construction Consolidation Centre, Servicing (Gary Sullivan, Wilson James Ltd), Out-of-Hours Deliveries (Chris Douglas, TTR), the UK Freight Best Practice Programme and its relationship to urban freight (Jonathan James, Faber Maunsell), the Freight Operator Recognition Scheme in London (Glen Davies, Transport for London Freight Unit), Solving Urban Freight Issues in West London (Kevin Ratnasingam, MVA) and The Role of Rail in Urban Freight Transport (Phil Mortimer, University of Newcastle). Michael Browne (University of Westminster) also presented the work and outputs of the BESTUFS project. There was much discussion and networking between participants during the seminar.

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Monday, 21 April 2008
09:30 - 10:00Registration and coffee
10:00 - 10:30Welcome and introduction to the BESTUFS project
Mike Browne, University of Westminster
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10:30 - 11:00The Transport Green Paper - the Challenges for Freight
Duncan Buchanan, Head - Sustainable Distribution Branch, Dept. for Transport
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11:00 - 11:30Coffee break
11:30 - 12:00The London Construction Consolidation Centre
Gary Sullivan, Wilson James Ltd
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12:00 - 12:30Servicing London's 24 hour Economy - the Role of Out-of-Hours Deliveries
Chris Douglas, TTR
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12:30Lunch break
13:45 - 14:15Freight Best Practice - Government Helping the Freight Industry to Help Itself
Jonathan James, Faber Maunsell
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14:15 - 14:45The Freight Operator Recognition Scheme
Glen Davies, Transport for London Freight Unit
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14:45 - 15:15Coffee break
15:15 - 15:45Solving Urban Freight Issues in West London
Kevin Ratnasingam, MVA
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15:45 - 16:15The Role of Rail in Urban Freight Transport
Phil Mortimer, University of Newcastle
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16:15 - 16:30Final discussion and closing remarks