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Logistics UK—the industry body formerly known as the Freight Transport Association (FTA)—has launched a new campaign, Route to Net Zero, to help its 18,000 members reach industry targets of net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

At this stage, the campaign seems to be mostly a heads-up: the association will launch its comprehensive policy manifesto in November 2021, and will also create a resource hub with tools, advice and case studies.

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However, the association has released a briefing paper outlining industry priorities, including a clear routemap from government; commercially viable tailpipe emission technologies for HGVs; recharging and refuelling infrastructure for vehicles; a policy framework for supporting alternative fuels; a multimodal approach that encompasses sea freight, air freight and rail freight; and ways of dealing with higher upfront costs.

Michelle Gardner, head of public policy at Logistics UK, said: “A key component of this campaign’s success will be getting the right support from government; Logistics UK will be working in partnership with its members and government to help ensure the right policies, infrastructure, power supply, funding and vehicle markets are in place to realise the logistics industry’s Net Zero ambition.”

Source: Logistics UK, Apex Insight

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