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Posted on 17/10/2019 by DHL Express

DHL Express brings electric vans to UK roads

As the world’s leading international express delivery service provider, we have launched ten new electric courier vans to help work towards DPDHL’s target of zero logistics-related emissions by 2050. This is an important step towards reducing the impact of commercial vehicles on the environment.

Richard Crook, Director of Fleet at DHL Express, said: “In our ambition to become the most environmentally-friendly provider on the market, we have to balance the needs of customers with protecting and respecting the planet.”

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UK and Commonwealth champion free trade

The UK and Commonwealth members will join together to champion free trade and promote a fair and open rules-based multilateral trading system, despite growing global challenges. The trading relationship with the Commonwealth is one of the UK’s largest, worth over £100 billion in the twelve months to March 2019.

Speaking to Commonwealth Ministers and High Commissioners at a reception, International Trade Secretary Liz Truss said: “[…] we can and must seize the opportunity Brexit presents to take advantage of new partnerships with some of our oldest allies across the Commonwealth.”

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UK high street footfall drops 10%

Latest research has shown a fall of ten per cent over the last seven years in shoppers heading to UK high streets, retail parks and shopping centres. The increase in consumers shifting towards online shopping has meant that high street retailers have continued to struggle.

Springboard’s Marketing and Insights Director, Diane Wehrle, said: “With 80 per cent of spend remaining in-store, there is still much for bricks and mortar stores to play for in the fourth quarter of 2019, which of course includes the all-important festive trading period.”

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