The ITT and Cold Chain Hubs joined forces for the first time to great effect this week. With our new MD Alan's recent background from the transport sector, the show was a fantastic opportunity for Alan and the wider team to put faces to names. Equally, there was plenty of buzz throughout the event with respect to the electrification of the industry.
The Future Is Now
It became even more apparent that the industry has long since passed the dawn of the electrification revolution. Trudy Harrison, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Transport (DfT) exclusively announced a fresh £200m zero emission HGV Funding, whilst there was plenty of debate about the pros and cons of Electric Vehicles (EVs) in general. For anyone interested, our own Marketing Manager Pete wrote this blog post about this subject matter last year.
Outside-despite the first day's washout, there was plenty of evidence of many British manufacturers embracing this revolution, including from industry stalwarts such as DAF, and exciting start-ups like Volta Trucks.
A future embraced by Blue Cube.
As Blue Cube operates our own fleet, these changes will affect us as well. Small, positive steps are already in place, including the installation of recharging points at both our Tuxford and Stafford sites. Keep your eyes peeled across our socials in the coming weeks for an official announcement on that front.
Cold Chain Hub
A bold, strategic move was made to bring Cold Chain Hub into the ITT Hub. The synergies between the industry we directly support and the wider Logistics/Transport are natural. This synergy was clear as the many visitors attended both. Blue Cube are looking forward to working closely with the organisers for next year and beyond. We will announce our plans in the coming weeks, again across our socials.
Cold Chain Celebration
Blue Cube has been purposely strengthening its relationship and reputation within the Cold Chain sector, including fostering a blossoming partnership with the Cold Chain Federation. It was therefore a great occasion last Tuesday (10th May 2022) to accept the invitation to attend the CCF's Celebration of the Cold Chain. Held at the Houses of Parliament, the event combined both members, MPs and the wider industry to celebrate its superb efforts during the Pandemic. Simply put, the industry kept us all fed. Why not read this engaging post from the CCF Policy Director Tom Southall?
For Alan, it was an ideal opportunity to meet the industry for the first time in his new role.
Let us know what you think!
What do you think about the electrification revolution? Where do you see the ultimate, final goal? Hydrogen/Fuel cell? We'd love to hear your thoughts. In the meantime, do follow us across our socials as we share, engage and opine about this topic. Remember, we have solutions tailored to benefit the logistics sector, so please contact us for advice, for any portable temperature control challenges you may be facing.