The transport industry is one of the leading sources of carbon emissions, and it was interesting for our team to attend the Transporeon logistics summit in Barcelona last week, meeting with EU shippers and carriers discussing transforming road logistics and tackling scope 3 emissions whilst reviewing the requirements needed across the sector on their road to net zero.
It is clear from all the sector leaders that the HGV element of the sector is one of the most difficult to decarbonise, there is commitment and fantastic green shoots of progress with alternate fuel development, rail transportation, EV vehicles, and even autonomous trucks, however more investment and infrastructure improvements are needed to make these developments accessible for shippers.
From a UK perspective it was concerning to see the government back pedalling on key green policies last week, particularly with the five-year push back of for the phase out of petrol and diesel cars, while the HGV phase out dates have not been featured, expectations are the phase out dates are also likely to be at risk.
For now, and when increased further carbon efficient options are readily available the commitment must be on optimising and digitalising the overall process, through implementing stronger more intuitive technology and data insight into supply chains.
With both the UK and EU confirming that 30% of commercial vehicles on the road are being driven empty, there is an immediate impact in reducing carbon emissions through reducing this empty mileage.
FLS can provide a reduced carbon freight solution through empty mileage mitigation, combined with carbon tracking and reporting and a full commitment to continue the increased available options for alternate fuels, rail, and EV vehicles.
To find out how FLS can support your business in reducing carbon emissions then please get in touch.
Ieuan Rosser CEO
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FLS are a fantastic team of people, from the top management down. Every member of the team I have had the pleasure to work with has been extremely helpful and has provided a fast effective solution to the requirement I have given them