FTA Logistics Report finds the UK’s global competitiveness has dropped

The FTA has published its 2019 Logistics Report, reporting that the industry is facing immense pressure to change and evolve, and with the introduction of London’s Ultra Low Emissions Zone and other Clean Air Zones on the horizon it needs to respond positively to innovative green, sustainable, zero emissions technology.

The 2019 Logistics Report published by the FTA in association with Santander Corporate and Commercial Banking concluded that the UK’s global transport and logistics competitiveness has dropped significantly, and lack of innovative transport solutions is a contributing factor.

The Logistics Report provides industry insight into the latest political and economic developments, and with the FTA’s launch of the Logistics Emissions Reduction Scheme it shows a clear willingness to develop alternative thinking and innovation in the transportation and logistics industry.

The FTA’s Logistics Report Sustainability section highlights the increasing demand for innovative sustainable transport infrastructure solutions – like the zero-emissions Dearman-Hubbard Transport Refrigeration System – and meeting the needs of tougher legislation and the public’s growing awareness of urban air quality with the introduction of Clean Air Zones.

In the UK there is around 40,000 premature death per year due to respiratory, cardiovascular and other illness associated with pollutants, with an annual public health cost of more than £20 billion.

The recently published Net Zero report highlights an opportunity for UK businesses to innovate the UK’s global competitiveness and to lead the way forward in driving a clean, environmentally conscious transport and logistics infrastructure that encourages sustainable growth and new job opportunities.

The industrial revolution began in Great Britain, there is no reason why it cannot now be leaders of a carbon-neutral industrial revolution by investing in a sustainable, zero-emissions Transport & Logistics infrastructure today.

One financial inhibitor in the UK too early adoption of innovative technology like the zero-emissions Dearman-Hubbard Transport Refrigeration Unit has been the Governments subsidy of red-diesel investing this subsidy into alternative clean technology instead could go towards helping the Committee on Climate Change reach their target of zero carbon by 2050.

The Dearman-Hubbard Transport Refrigeration System offers the most environmentally conscious fleet, owner and operator, a sustainable, zero-emissions alternative to diesel refrigerated trailers and enables companies to enhance their sustainability and improve operational flexibility.

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