Exciting programme for COP26 Rail and Road Freight event announced

Low Carbon Logistics, an event raising awareness about the transition to Net Zero in the Rail and Road Freight industries, has just announced its full programme for the three-day event.

Taking place at Mossend International Railfreight Park on Monday 8th, Tuesday 9th and Wednesday 10th November the event is part of the official COP26 programme and will finish on ‘Transport Day’ of the global conference. ‘Transport Day’ at COP26 will focus on the drive for a global effort to transition to zero emission supply chains with Low Carbon Logistics showcasing this effort already taking place in Scotland and across the UK.

Graeme Dey, Minister for Transport in Scotland, will open the event before three days of exhibitions, presentations and panel discussions. Topics covered will include ‘Decarbonising Scotland’s Railways’, ‘Driving Innovation through Supply Chain Engagement’ and ‘Skills and Opportunity within the Industry’.

GB Railfreight will name a class 92 Electric Locomotive on the first day with DB Cargo naming a class 90 Electric Locomotive ‘The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport’ on the second day. Tuesday will be led by the theme of ‘Driving Rail Innovations’ while Wednesday 10th November will act as a skills and recruitment drive showcasing new technologies and innovation in the industry in a bid to encourage interest and promote career possibilities within the sector.

The event is expected to welcome high-profile individuals from the transport sector with exhibitors in attendance including National Rail Freight Companies and Road Hauliers, amongst others. Confirmed speakers include Alex Hynes, Managing Director of Scotland’s Railway, Morwen Mands, Head of Sustainability at Highland Spring Group and Paul Sheerin, Chief Executive of Scottish Engineering.

David Stirling, Director of Peter D Stirling Ltd, Mossend International Railfreight Park operator, said:

“We are delighted to be hosting Low Carbon Logistics, the first event of its kind and part of the critically important COP26 event taking place in Scotland.

Our event programme will not only show the real progress in rail logistics, but also highlight what’s needed on the journey to carbon reduction and ultimately carbon free supply chains throughout Scotland, the UK and beyond.”

Low Carbon Logistics supports both the Scottish and UK Government’s vision for a zero-carbon supply chain network and a more competitive and efficient rail and road freight sector. The event provides an opportunity to share ideas and innovation and create a platform to explore how supply chains can become more sustainable within the freight industry as businesses continue ‘Pulling Together for Net Zero.’

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