Face the logistics carbon reduction challenge, says FTA

Friday 18 May 2012

Due to increased pressure from both government and customers, commercial vehicle operators must face the challenge of reducing carbon emissions from transport.

The Freight Transport Association’s Logistics Carbon Reduction Conference, taking place on Tuesday 29 May, will examine the contribution that the freight industry can make to national greenhouse gas reduction targets, whilst giving operators an increased competitive edge, an enhanced image with customers and greater staff engagement.

Sponsored by Logistics Carbon Reduction Scheme partner Bridgestone Tyres, and by map&guide, the conference will be chaired by FTA President Stewart Oades and will include a keynote address by Professor Alan McKinnon of Kühne Logistics University in Hamburg. Delegates will hear about the latest carbon reduction practices undertaken by operators linked to burning less fuels, using low carbon fuels, reducing empty running and using rail and short sea services in supply chain.

Subjects covered include:

  • The role of freight in the decarbonisation of the transport sector
  • Opportunities to reduce carbon emissions by freight modal split
  • The impact of climate change on the EU’s carbon agenda
  • ‘White vehicles’ – sharing resources between customers and operators
  • Managing drivers and reducing mileage
  • Evaluating and utilising alternative fuels and low carbon technologies

Attendance is open to FTA members at £325 plus VAT for the first delegate and £275 plus VAT for subsequent delegates, and to non-members at £385 plus VAT for the first delegate and £345 plus VAT for subsequent delegates. For further information or to book a place, call the FTA Member Service Centre on 08717 11 22 22 or go to www.fta.co.uk/events


Notes for editors

The Logistics Carbon Reduction Conference takes place on Tuesday 29 May at One Great George Street, London. Limited free press places are available - for further details or any other press information call the FTA press office on 01892 552255/01892 552253, or email press.office@fta.co.uk

The Logistics Carbon Reduction Scheme was launched in July 2010 and currently has 64 participants, operating around 15 per cent of the hgvs in the UK as well as a large number of vans. Businesses which have joined the scheme include retailers such as John Lewis Partnership, Tesco, Asda, third party logistics providers including Wincanton, DHL and Eddie Stobart as well as hauliers and local authorities. The scheme was endorsed by Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Mike Penning in April 2011. Bridgestone Tyres is an LCRS partner. The partnership agreement is raising awareness of both the carbon and business benefits for operators who join the scheme. For further information, visit www.fta.co.uk/carbonreduction

Bridgestone is the largest manufacturer of tyres and rubber products worldwide. It leads the way in quality, technologically innovative goods and services and is a trusted brand that goes from strength to strength. Established in 1931 in the small town of Kurume, Japan on the island of Kyushu by its founder Shojiro Ishibashi, today it is a multi billion pound business with 183 manufacturing plants in 26 countries and a presence in over 150 markets worldwide. 
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