Future of UK Freight is split between opportunity and challenge
AECOM, the global multinational infrastructure consulting firm, active in across the UK logistics and freight, has published its annual Freight Matters review of the sector. The report, compiled by the freight and fleet team at the UK and Ireland offices, recognises the future value of rail freight in the recovery of the UK economy, and as a key driver towards the government-mandated net-zero by 2050 ambition. Such a directive, and a legally binding one at that, may be something of a pipe dream for the Dallas headquartered company, set as it is in the heart of the American oil industry, having not so long ago been located in Los Angeles, where car culture and road transport still has a commanding position in the logistics sector, notwithstanding the queues of intermodal trains that serve the vast Long Beach Los Angeles port complex.
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