Infrastructure body calls for zero-tolerance to freight emissions

Emissions from freight traffic on road and rail should be reduced to zero by 2050 and there should be a complete ban on the sale of diesel-powered heavy trucks by 2040, said the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) in a report published on 17 April. Sir John Armitt, the Commission chairman said development of hydrogen and battery HGVs is already well advanced and vehicles are expected to be commercially available in the ... [+]

Planners suffer freight ‘freight blindness’ says infrastructure report

Government and local authorities are suffering from ‘freight blindness’ with little understanding of why and how to plan for the sector and leaving its needs of far down the priority list, says the National Infrastructure Commission’s interim report into the Future of Freight, published on 21 December. Planners are unable ... [+]

Transport Committee comes out in favour of Heathrow Runway Three

The Transport Select Committee’s report on the Airports National Policy Statement published on 23 March, which endorsed building a third runway at Heathrow Airport, met with general approval from business and the airfreight industry. Chris Richards, Head of Business Environment at manufacturers’ organisation EEF, said the report was “a good sign ... [+]

Infrastructure body launches freight study

The National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) is calling for evidence for a new study into improving the UK’s freight networks. It follows the Chancellor’s call in the last for better freight connectivity and a reduction in the sector’s carbon footprint. NIC chair Sir John Armitt said: “The sector is a global success story ... [+]

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