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The future of freight in the North – free seminar

[ January 4, 2022   //   ]

Transport for the North (TfN) is hosting a free webinar on a Freight & Logistics Strategy for the region on 12 January.

Industry experts will talk about the importance of the efficient movement of goods, and the urgent need for decarbonisation and at how ensuring the right multimodal networks are in place in the decades ahead to support economic growth following the pandemic.

Panellists confirmed so far are: Sir Peter Hendy, chair of Network Rail; Peter Kennan, South Yorkshire LEP and TfN board member; and Lucy Hudson, TfN’s principal policy officer Freight and Logistics.

A Freight & Logistics Strategy for the North of England went out to public consultation on 4 January.

The sector faces a number of challenges and constraints, such as a shortage of warehouse capacity (especially rail connected warehousing), lack of reliable and efficient east-west connectivity across the Pennines, and a disproportionate reliance on ports in the South of England.

The draft strategy showcases the importance of the efficient movement of goods, particularly for economic recovery and growth, and sets out the urgent need to take action to decarbonise the freight and logistics sector. It also looks at the demand for a multimodal freight network covering road, rail and water; the potential for ports and freeports; and sets out a delivery plan and recommendations.

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