Sustainable freight policy

RFG’s five-point plan for UK rail freight (November 2014)

The Rail Freight Group (RFG) wants government to commit to policies that recognize the significance of rail freight on the network.

Sustainability – DHL-commissioned report (November 2014)

Developing an environmentally sustainable supply chain.

Almost there – a new strategic rail freight interchange for the south east (August 2014)

Govt. dept. gives go-ahead for a strategic rail freight interchange in Hertfordshire.

Longer-truck trial update on government-approved project (June 2014)

Promising start for trial of longer lorries

Samskip Multimodal and DSM have developed a new lightweight container

New HighQ™ container aims to be 20% lighter.

Transport 2050 – the EU Commission’s White Paper 2011

Major changes are proposed for transport, transport infrastructure and regulation this decade and beyond.

Consortium’s £1.26 million grant for green trucks

Funding grant awarded for the development of low carbon HGVs.

Strategic Rail Freight Interchanges (SRFI)

Government sets out the policy framework for developing Strategic Rail Freight Interchanges (SRFI).