Home News Features Compliance

🕒 Article read time: 2 minutes

Decarbonising air freight – the route to jet zero


In 2021, Logistics UK launched its Route to Net Zero Commitment, with the aim of supporting its members to decarbonise their operations as quickly and effectively as possible.

This pledge comes in response to the need to speed up the UK’s path to net zero by 2050, with many of the business group’s members aiming to achieve net zero ahead of this deadline.  

MEMBERS COMMIT TO THE PLEDGE

Fifteen Logistics UK members have now signed up to the commitment, ranging from large, internationally recognised companies such as UPS, DHL and John Lewis Partnership, to smaller regional logistics businesses. As a result, each company’s strategy varies, and, in some cases, is still being developed as new technologies emerge.  

THE CHALLENGE OF DECARBONISING AIR FREIGHT

It can be difficult for businesses to know where to start, especially for those operating air cargo, where decarbonisation is especially challenging. When asked for its advice for those looking to decarbonise their operations, Scottish Water – the first company to apply and pass the application process to become a Route to Net Zero member – recommended business across the logistics industry identify the “quick wins; the changes that can be made easily”. It also stressed that practicalities must also be considered, such as whether the changes being made/proposed are economically viable.  

CREATING A CLEARER PATH TO DECARBONISATION

Alexandra Herdman, Public Policy Manager, Logistics UK, said: “While there is currently no one-size-fits-all solution for aviation, companies are keen to play their part in reducing emissions. New aircraft are much more fuel efficient, the use of sustainable aviation fuel is increasing and many airlines, such as British Airways and EasyJet, support carbon offsetting projects. It is hoped that the release of the government’s Aviation Strategy – due to be published soon – will give further assurance to the sector and help create a clearer path to decarbonisation.” 

Logistics UK’s Route to Net Zero Commitment provides companies with a platform to make a public statement on their dedication to decarbonisation and provides an opportunity for them to inspire and guide others on their environmental journeys, by sharing experiences and lessons learned. For more information on Logistics UK’s Route to Net Zero Commitment, including details on how to apply as a Logistics UK member, please visit the link below.

*www.logistics.org.uk/environment/netzero

Published On: 12/05/2022 16:00:54

 



Latest articles

Logistics UK puts call out for UK’s best van operators

Logistics UK’s Van Awards are back for 2022! Celebrating the UK’s best van operators, their achievements in the van industry, and recognising and rewarding those businesses that place safety and compliance at the heart of their operations, the winners in eight award categories will be announced at a ceremony to be held in the Hyatt Regency Birmingham on 16 September 2022.

Read time: 2 minutes

View article

Consider mitigations for freight before expanding ULEZ, Logistics UK urges TfL

London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) could be expanded to cover almost the whole of the capital from 29 August 2023, following the launch of a consultation by Transport for London (TfL) last Friday (20 May 2022).

Read time: 2 minutes

View article

Government funding for self-driving services a welcome step forward, says Logistics UK

Logistics UK has welcomed the government’s £40 million competition to kick-start commercial self-driving services, including delivery vehicles, announced earlier this week (23 May 2022).

Read time: 2 minutes

View article

Next page

Government must provide logistics industry with further clarity on route to net zero, says Logistics UK

Interested in Membership?

Get in contact using the Membership Enquiry Form.

Membership Enquiry Form

Logistics Magazine Portal

The hub for finding relevant and informative features, news & compliance guides from Logistics Magazine

Logistics Magazine Portal Home

Sponsorship Opportunities

Learn more about advertising on the new digital Logistics Magazine, with a variety of advert options to reach 30,000 relevant readers.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Magazine Contents

News

Logistics Magazine will cover all the latest news on stories breaking in the industry, including developments on COVID-19,  Brexit, Clean Air Zones, transport law and decarbonisation.

News

Features

Our frequent features will tackle the broader issues affecting logistics such as the COVID-19 vaccination programme, technology and innovation, the political and economic landscape, global trade and the drive to reduce emissions across all transport modes.

Features

Compliance

Each month we explore a different topic in depth in our popular Compliance section, while each week we will publish answers put to our Member Advice Centre team.

Compliance

View Supplements and Previous Printed Editions

View Supplements and previous printed editions of Logistics Magazine here.

Previous