Sunday 25th Sep 2016 - Logistics Manager

FTA praises EU low-emission strategy

The FTA has praised the European Commission’s low-emission mobility strategy, describing it as ‘a step in the right direction to reducing freight carbon emissions’.

The association welcomed the varied measures within the strategy, and said it recognised there is ‘not just one solution to help decarbonise transport’.

“There is no one size fits all approach to reducing freight carbon emissions – a whole package of operational and technical measures are required for the sector to make a contribution to climate change reduction targets,” said Pauline Bastidon FTA head of European policy. “An effective framework for low emission alternative energy and an adequate roll-out of infrastructure for alternative fuels are key for us and can go a long way in helping the logistics sector reduce its carbon footprint.”

However the association did said the strategy did not emphasise grants to support new technologies and changes to vehicle weights and dimensions.