David Wells, Freight Transport Association (FTA) chief executive, is confident the UK logistics industry can achieve zero tailpipe emissions by 2050.
Wells addressed delegates at the FTA’s inaugural Future Logistics Conference & Expo on November 14.
He set out his framework for the future of logistics, including the achievable aim of zero emissions for climate change and local air pollutants, as well as near zero deaths and injuries from freight movements by 2050.
Wells said: "From self-driving vehicles to artificial intelligence, the world around us is changing fast and the logistics sector is embracing new technologies and solutions quickly.
"FTA has already established a framework to propel the logistics sector into a bright and innovative future, defined by technological progress, safety, compliance and employee welfare.”
Wells said it would take the wider logisitics industry, as well as support from business and government to make the 2050 target achievable, but hopes the Future Logistics Conference & Expo will help collaboration to reach the FTA's goal.