New Olympia vehicle share service could save exhibitors 20%

Olympia London is launching a second service to complement its new online vehicle booking system.

Olympia says its new online vehicle share platform could lead to freight transport savings of 20 per cent for exhibitors by taking data from exhibitors already using the vehicle booking system – including their start and end journeys and how much space they have to offer or need – and then calculating vehicle share options for the user.

Carbon Voyage, together with Olympia London’s sustainability advisors, found that data showed two out of every six journeys to or from the venue had the same point of origin/destination.

Transport for London Head of Freight and Fleet Programmes, Ian Wainwright said: “It is great to see innovative ideas like this consolidation system. Streamlining deliveries and collections at Olympia London will help reduce unnecessary freight journeys into central London, cutting congestion for all road users and saving businesses money.

“By working together, Olympia London’s clients will also improve air quality for all Londoners and help meet the Mayor’s Cleaner Air for London targets,” he added.

Olympia London Sustainability Advisor Sian Richards said: “The system works well for Olympia London – our large number of shows means it is feasible for a freight company to deliver items for the build-up of one show and then pick up from a show that is breaking down. The data we have for each vehicle’s start and end journey allows us to offer carbon impact statements as an added service.”  
 
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