Cutting Carbon, Cutting Costs Conference

The annual Carbon Conference, hosted by the Freight Transport Association, is back for another year to provide in-depth and specialised carbon reduction advice for all freight operators, whatever the scale of business.

Throughout the conference, which will be held on the 21st May 2014 at the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham, delegates will have the opportunity to learn more about the latest operational and technological measures to reduce carbon in the freight industry. Chair Mark Sutcliffe, Group Transport Manager for Warburtons, has overseen that all available workshops will provide tactics to ensure improvements in efficiency to reduce carbon emissions and ultimately lower fuel costs.

The available workshops include ‘Meeting the requirements of energy audits and carbon reporting obligations’, ‘Making long haul operations more carbon efficient’, ‘Options for freight modal switch’ and ‘Making urban logistics more carbon efficient’. Alongside this, there will be a ‘solution surgery’ throughout the day to provide tailored advice on all queries of cutting carbon emissions, as well as the latest review from the Logistics Carbon Reduction Scheme (LCRS) and the LCRS Awards presentations.

The LCRS Awards 2014 have had a record number of entrants this year, for five distinct categories:

  1. Best fuel efficient operation
  2. Best use of alternative low carbon fuels and technologies
  3. Most innovative fleet management
  4. Breakthrough in modal shift
  5. Leadership in logistics carbon reduction

Judging panel chair, FTA chief executive Theo de Pencier remarked that “All the entrants should be congratulated on the initiatives they have taken in order to improve fuel efficiency, by utilizing alternative fuel and reducing their carbon emissions.” Free of charge and open to any size company, signing up for the LCRS awards is a worthwhile opportunity for all freight companies, particularly s LCRS members will receive £100 discounts on conference ticket prices.

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