Logistics – zero emissions achievable by 2050

With ‘a key role to play in delivering a cleaner, safer environment for all’, David Wells, chief executive of the Freight Transport Association (FTA), set out his framework for the future of logistics which includes ‘the achievable aim of zero atmospheric emissions and near zero deaths and injuries from freight movements by 2050’.  
David was speaking earlier this month at the inaugural Future Logistics Conference & Expo, which ‘brought together the brightest minds in the logistics sector to debate the factors that will shape the industry in the coming years’.  On show at the event were the very latest emerging technologies in the freight industry with more than 20 leading speakers – including experts from the Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles and the Transport Research Laboratory.
“From self-driving vehicles to artificial intelligence, the world around us is changing fast and the logistics sector is embracing new technologies and solutions quickly,” added David.
“As the only event of its kind, the Future Logistics Conference & Expo armed companies with the toolkit required to embrace our brave new world; empowering them to reap the opportunities on offer but also protect against the challenges ahead, including Brexit and worsening skills shortages.
“FTA has already established a framework to propel the logistics sector into a bright and innovative future, defined by technological progress, safety, compliance and employee welfare.  With the support of government, businesses and the wider logistics community, we aim to create an industry that has the systems in place to constantly adapt to meet the ever-evolving needs of consumers; future tools are utilised to unlock every possible inch of efficiency; talented and skilled workers are attracted to join the sector; and we achieve zero atmospheric emissions and near zero deaths and injuries from freight movements.  And we aim to do this all by 5050.”
The event was also supported by Multimodal 2019 and The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.