Last minute plans cut Olympic disruption

By Mike Stones

- Last updated on GMT

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As hundreds of thousands of visitors make final preparations to attend the Olympics next month, food and drink manufacturers should review their transport plans in order to avoid disruption in London and at other Olympic venues, advises logistics firm Norbert Dentressangle.

There's still time for food and drink manufacturers to review their logistics planning ahead of the Olympic Games, Dan Myers, unit business manager with the firm, told FoodManufacture.co.uk.

 A last minute check of transport arrangements with suppliers, customers and transport providers could help to minimise disruption during what will become the UK's largest logistical operation since the Second World War.

Too much responsibility

While acknowledging the work of Transport for London and the games organisers, Myers said that too much responsibility for transport planning had been handed to indiviudal businesses. Neither the transport authority nor the government had given industry the help it deserved to minimise disruption, he added.

Although the capital and other Olympic venues may not be on the brink of gridlock, as some suggest, transport during the games was likely to prove "very challenging"​ at key times, he warned.

To read why some believe London and other Olympic venues may be on the brink of a logistics nightmare, click here​.

 

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