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CaribbeanSubject to regulatory approvals Caribbean Airlines will launch service to the Eastern Caribbean from Barbados effective July 22, 2020. Flights will initially operate between Barbados to St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Grenada with other destinations to be added once the regulatory approvals are received.

The route expansion into the Eastern Caribbean is part of the airline’s current strategic plan. Earlier this year, Caribbean Airlines acquired additional aircraft and resources including pilots and cabin crew to support this initiative.

CEO of Caribbean Airlines, Garvin Medera stated: “Transport is a main pillar of Caribbean States, where it provides a space for the facilitation of trade, investment, and the movement of people. Regionally and internationally, there is a lot to restart, and subject to regulatory approvals Caribbean Airlines is resuming our 2020 plans to expand routes in the Eastern Caribbean. This will begin from Barbados, as its borders are now open to commercial services. For us, improving connectivity is a strategy that has been in the making and we have carefully planned for this expansion, using data and other research to guide our decisions.”

Peter MacSwineyAgency Sector Management (ASM) is working with customers to ensure they can comply with newly announced post-Brexit Customs procedures using its Sequoia software.

ASM’s online Customs platform is geared up to meet the requirements of the UK Government’s Border Operating Model, published last week and detailing for the first time the actions traders, hauliers, ports, and carriers will need to undertake to keep UK trade moving after Brexit.

The Model will be phased in over six months from 1st January 2021, and is set to be fully operational by 1st July 2021.

ASM Chairman Peter MacSwiney warns that the freight industry should still expect disruption when the new systems come into force on 1st January 2021.

“We welcome the new Border Operating Model as it provides some clarity to traders, and it means that at ASM we now know what we have got to do to ensure continued service," said MacSwiney.

“We are making sure our users can meet the changes for minimal disruption and we are confident they are in a position to be able to comply with the new requirements.

“But as an industry we need to bear in mind that there is still potential for delays when the new systems kick in.”

ASM’s Sequoia Customs clearance software is used by freight forwarders across the UK supply chain and is a complete freight management platform that has been adapted to smooth out the Brexit process.

CSafe RKN forkliftCSafe has appointed Denis Caputo as Director of Life Science Sales – Latin America.

CSafe has been building its worldwide Life Science sales team more than a year and Mr. Caputo is the most recent addition in the Americas region. “Denis is based in Miami and comes with more than 25 years of leadership and sales experience working in Central and South America,” said Boris Eterovic, CSafe Global’s senior director of life sciences – Americas. “His in-depth expertise in supply chain management and customer relations for the pharmaceutical industry across Latin America will provide CSafe customers an accomplished partner in solving their most difficult shipping challenges.”

Caputo has been part of the cold chain industry and life sciences for his entire career and held various business development roles all focused on Latin America. Most recently, he was with va-Q-tec managing Healthcare & Logistics business development in Mexico, Puerto Rico and Florida. As part of the CSafe team, Caputo is responsible for customers in Central and South America and the Caribbean.

“CSafe is committed to protecting life-saving treatments and medicines as they are transported around the world so patients can live better, longer lives,” said CSafe Chief Commercial Officer, Seth Hertel. “We have seen considerable growth in the manufacture of temperature-controlled pharmaceuticals across Latin America in the last several years. It’s critical that we have someone highly experienced in the industry and able to understand the market differences to ensure we give our customers the solutions they need. I am confident Denis is the right person to help us do exactly that.”

PayCargo logo smallUnisys has integrated PayCargo’s online payment solution into its cargo management system, providing Unisys’ partner carriers access to a single platform that includes modern payment services, with automated data flows that saves time and money.

Delta Cargo has become the first Unisys carrier partner to offer its customers direct access to online payment processing through the solution.

The Application Programming Interface (API) integration connects PayCargo directly into Unisys’ Digistics solutions including their Cargo Portal Solution, Digi-Portal.

“The integration between PayCargo and Unisys is now more important than ever, helping to transform the industry with digital solutions that add meaningful value, including benefits such as the expedited release of shipments, lower costs, improved cash management, increased transparency, reduced manual effort and streamlined operations,” said Lionel van der Walt, President and Chief Executive Officer of Americas, PayCargo.

“Users on both sides of a transaction have visibility into billing, which enables them to address any issues immediately and make payments more efficiently.”

The integrated solution automates the payment creation for payers, including freight forwarders, importers and Beneficial Cargo Owners, as well as providing real-time remittance validation for airlines to enable same-day release of cargo.

Airlines do not need to access multiple systems, and the automated data flows save time and avoid costly human errors.

In addition, all payments made via PayCargo can be viewed on the AWB Charges function within the Unisys Digistics system for auditing and payment tracking.

“Unisys strives to bring the best solutions to market, which includes working with trusted partners who can bring innovative, easily-integrated technology that provides added value to our air cargo clients,” said Curtis Schuler, Unisys Vice President, Client Management, Americas.

“As a result of our relationship with PayCargo, we are providing real-time payment visibility for Delta that not only improves cash management but further creates a seamless, transparent and user-friendly environment that will reduce administrative costs and better manage electronic payments for their business.”

Tigers Jana2Tigers has appointed Jana Schebera as its new Managing Director, China, adding a further layer of freight forwarding expertise as the logistics provider continues to find growth in Asia.

Prior to moving to Tigers, Jana spent more than a decade in the industry holding positions that included Managing Director for Hong Kong and South China at Rhenus Logistics, and business development roles at M+R Spedag Group.

“What attracted me to join Tigers was the strong focus on IT solutions and the emphasis on adding value for our customers through technology which is quite different from traditional freight forwarding and logistics,” said Jana.

“Furthermore, Tigers has a strong global footprint in B2C logistics, which I definitely see as the future of the industry.”

Based in Tigers’ Tsing Yi e-commerce fulfilment facility in Hong Kong, Jana holds a Master’s degree from Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany, in Economics and Chinese Studies, and is currently working towards a second Master’s degree in Carbon Management from the University of Edinburgh, UK.

“Jana brings a sound forwarding knowledge to the China team and having spent a few years in Shanghai not only understands the region well, but is fluent in Mandarin too,” said Andrew Jillings, Chief Executive Officer at Tigers.

Delta electric tug launch copyDelta Cargo has joined the Sustainable Air Freight Alliance (SAFA), a business-led collaborative initiative aiming to reduce its members’ environmental footprint. The move aligns with Delta’s pledge earlier this year to become the world’s first carbon neutral airline. The airline has committed $1 billion over the next 10 years to mitigate all emissions from its global business.

SAFA is a collaboration between shippers, freight forwarders and airlines to track and reduce emissions from air freight and promote responsible freight transport. It is facilitated by BSR (Business for Social Responsibility), a global nonprofit business network and consultancy dedicated to sustainability.

“We’re proud to join SAFA as we accelerate our sustainability goals while also being aligned with our customers and their values,” said Shawn Cole, Vice President – Delta Cargo. “We are in the midst of the worst global pandemic in living memory, but we can’t afford to take sustainability off the agenda. Through this commitment, we are supporting Delta’s goal to be a more environmentally-friendly airline for generations to come.”

The aviation industry accounts for roughly two percent of emissions globally, while Delta’s carbon footprint is its largest environmental impact, with 98 percent of emissions coming from its aircraft. Delta Cargo has already started taking steps to reduce its carbon footprint, including replacing light bulbs in its warehouses to energy-efficient LED lighting and switching to electric tugs. It is also working with its counterparts through SAFA to share best practices and create common goals and metrics. These support Delta’s overall goals, including:

Stakeholder engagement: Building coalitions with our employees, suppliers, global partners, customers, industry colleagues, investors and other stakeholders to advance carbon reduction and removal goals and maximize our global impact.

Transparency: Continue to publicly report on our goals and progress, aligned with leading disclosure frameworks and standards, and track efforts and achievements through our robust governance structure.

BSR, which facilitates SAFA, has over 250 member companies and works across a range of industries, including healthcare, agriculture, energy, and financial services, in addition to transport and logistics, to improve companies’ environmental and sustainability performance. SAFA is one of over 20 collaborative initiatives facilitated and managed by BSR, involving over 400 companies in total.

“We are very pleased to welcome Delta Cargo to SAFA,” said Angie Farrag-Thibault, Director, Transport & Logistics at BSR. “When airlines, shippers, and freight forwarders collaborate, they can accelerate the development of new solutions and the implementation of best practices. By joining SAFA, Delta Cargo will contribute to an ambitious collective effort to reduce emissions from air freight, which is necessary to meet global climate goals.”

TAPA EMEA Advisory Board Members copyThe Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA) has established a new Advisory Board in its Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) region to spearhead its transformation into an end-to-end supply chain resilience organisation under the leadership of President & CEO, Thorsten Neumann.

The four Advisory Board members are:
• Gilad Solnik, Director Security & Loss Prevention, EMEA, Amazon
• Michael Schmidt, Chief Security Officer, Volkswagen
• Frank Ewald, Head of Corporate Security & Crisis Management, Deutsche Post DHL Group
• Paul Linders, Global Head of Security, CEVA Logistics

Under its new organisational structure, TAPA EMEA will also retain elected Officers in the roles of Chair, Vice Chair and Treasurer, namely Marcel Saarloos of HP, Jason Breakwell of Wallenborn Transports, and Ap Boom of Amazon respectively.

Thorsten Neumann said: “COVID-19 has placed more emphasis on supply chain resilience than ever before, and that’s why we are achieving record growth – but we plan to deliver much more. Our new structure retains the outstanding stewardship we have enjoyed from our Officers in recent years and now also injects the knowledge and expertise of highly experienced and respected Chief Security Officers representing some of the world’s biggest brands to inspire, sense-check and spearhead our growth strategy and digital transformation. The willingness of Gilad, Michael, Frank and Paul to join our new Advisory Board in EMEA reflects their personal commitments to achieving the very highest levels of supply chain security and resilience, and promises significant benefits for our members as we move forward. We are proud of have executives of their calibre helping to shape our future.”

TAPA was founded in 1997 to help Manufacturer and Logistics Service Providers minimise losses from their supply chains. In June 2019, the appointment of Thorsten Neumann as TAPA EMEA’s first full-time President & CEO, after his previous 13 years as Chairman, heralded the Association’s plans to shift from being managed solely by volunteers to a new professionally-led structure. It also signalled its intention to focus on all aspects of supply chain resilience to maximise the value of membership.
In the EMEA region, TAPA is now reporting all-time highs for the number of member companies, incident data and intelligence reports, and certifications for its Security Standards for facilities, trucking and secure parking.

Schiphol AMSAmsterdam Airport Schiphol’s total cargo volume for the first half of 2020 declined by 14.5 per cent to 655,942 tonnes compared to 2019, as an increase in full freighter cargo did not make up for the decline in belly traffic.

Full freighter flights were up 48.1 per cent to 10,274 Air Transport Movements (ATM) from January to June, but the number of belly flights dropped by 51.6 per cent to 105,665 ATMs compared to the first half of the year in 2019.

In the first half of 2020, full freighter volume increased by 12.4 per cent to 463,679 tonnes, while belly cargo volumes dropped 45.9 per cent to 192,264 tonnes.

Inbound cargo volumes were down 11.5 per cent to 341,130 tonnes and outbound cargo volumes were down 17.6 per cent to 314,812 tonnes.

Although total volume declined over the first six months of the year, Schiphol rose from fourth to third in the list of the busiest European cargo hubs during the period.

“Schiphol’s figures and operations were heavily impacted by the Covid-19 outbreak, and from early this year, the decline in passenger aircraft led to a decrease in belly volumes,” said Bart Pouwels, Head of Cargo, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.

“ATMs are now showing signs of recovery which is positive.

"The extra belly capacity on intercontinental routes helps the air cargo market in Amsterdam to better serve its customers.”

CHALLENGING MARKETS

Every cargo market saw declines in the first half of the year as all regions were heavily impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Inbound cargo to North America was down 17.1 per cent to 46,680 tonnes and outbound by 17.7 per cent to 67,729 tonnes.

In Europe, inbound cargo was down slightly by 3.0 per cent to 46,067 tonnes, but outbound fell by 23.5 per cent to 41,866 tonnes.

Schiphol’s biggest market, Asia, saw declines, as inbound was down 8.1 per cent to 121,008 tonnes and outbound declined 17.5 per cent to 107,735 tonnes.

Shanghai remained the biggest single market destination from January to June.

The Middle East region showed the only growth sector as inbound was up 9.2 per cent to 48,682 tonnes, but outbound decreased 11.7 per cent to 45,914 tonnes.

The Latin America market’s inbound volume fell 21.8 per cent to 45,872 tonnes and outbound was down 14.6 per cent to 31,762 tonnes.

Inbound to Africa was down 29.5 per cent to 32,821 tonnes and outbound by 22.3 per cent to 19,806 tonnes, driven by a decrease in the import and exports of flowers.

IMPACT OF COVID-19

Schiphol was affected by Covid-19 from early this year and it led to a steep decline in overall ATMs in the first six months of 2020.

At the lowest point in April, Schiphol was averaging about 144 ATMs per day every week, a 90 per cent decline in ATMs on 2019.

“The Covid-19 pandemic has also led to a shift in cargo flows and some usually high-volume verticals have decreased, such as the import and export of flowers,” said Pouwels.

Despite the challenges, Schiphol has played a crucial role in transporting critical cargo in the fight against the virus, such as personal protective equipment (PPE).

“The Schiphol air cargo community has worked closely together to ensure that essential cargo was moved through the supply chain,” said Pouwels.

FUTURE OUTLOOK

The future is uncertain at Schiphol as markets around the globe are at different stages of the Covid-19 pandemic.

"We are seeing passenger flights increasing which means an increase in belly capacity, but it is important we move along with customer needs and make sure all demands are accommodated as well as possible,” said Maaike van der Windt, Director Aviation Marketing, Cargo and Customer Experience, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.

“Sustainability remains an important focus for Schiphol, and as air traffic is picking up, it is important restarting regular flight traffic will be executed in a controlled manner, taking Schiphol’s surroundings into consideration.”

The health and safety of staff involved in cargo handling is also a focal point and Schiphol is cooperating closely with the cargo community to comply with government guidelines and ensure the correct implementation of protocols.

“We hope to continue to welcome increasing demand of our airlines and to see more routes and frequencies added to our network again,” said van der Windt.

qatar a350Qatar Airways is one of the few global airlines to have never stopped flying throughout this crisis.

The airline’s mix of modern fuel-efficient aircraft helped it to develop a sustainable and adapted solution, allowing it to continue flying routes with less overall demand as it has a variety of aircraft it can select from to offer the right capacity in each market. Due to COVID-19’s impact on travel demand, the airline has taken the decision to ground its fleet of Airbus A380s as it is not commercially or environmentally justifiable to operate such a large aircraft in the current market.

Environmentally conscious passengers can travel with the reassurance that Qatar Airways continuously monitors the market to assess both passenger and cargo demand to ensure it operates the most efficient aircraft on each route. Finding the right balance between passenger and cargo demand has enabled the airline to continue operating its full fleet of Airbus A350 and Boeing 787 aircraft, helping take people home safely and providing reliable airfreight capacity to support global trade and the transport of essential medical and aid supplies.

Qatar Airways is the largest operator of A350 series aircraft, and was the launch customer for both the A350-900 and A350-1000. With a total of 49 A350 variants in the current fleet at an average age of 2.5 years, and a seating capacity optimized for the current market, the A350 is perfectly positioned to lead the airline’s rebuilding of its network. The 30 Boeing 787 aircraft in the Qatar Airways fleet also provide appropriate capacity to offer the right capacity on routes in Europe while markets recover. As the world prepares itself to emerge from the COVID-19 crisis, Qatar Airways’ A350 fleet is the aircraft of choice for the most strategically important long-haul routes to the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific regions.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker said: “Qatar Airways Group has a strong record of industry leadership on sustainable operations. We take our responsibilities to care for the environment seriously and sustainability is at the forefront of our business planning across the group, this is why we have an average fleet age of less than five years, one of the youngest in the world. Thanks to our strategic and diversified investment in our fleet, the viability of our operations has not been dependent on any specific aircraft type. This has enabled us to be one of the few global airlines to never stop operating during this crisis, carrying over two million passengers and in the process becoming the largest international airline in the world. Our fleet mix has enabled us to continue operating routes throughout this crisis ensuring we do not leave passengers stranded.

"As we rebuild our network, passengers can rely on us to operate an honest schedule of flights to take them where they want to go, using the right size aircraft to offer sensible capacity on each route. As a result, we will not resume flying our fleet of A380 until demand returns to appropriate levels. Having closely studied the environmental impact numbers, flying such a large aircraft with a low load factor does not meet our environmental responsibilities or make commercial sense. Our young fleet of Airbus A350 and Boeing 787 aircraft are a much better fit for current global demand.”

Qatar Airways was the first airline in the Middle East to secure accreditation to the highest level in the IATA Environmental Assessment Programme. While its home and hub, Hamad International Airport, will be the first airport in the region to achieve a 4-star Global Sustainability Assessment System (GSAS) rating as part of plans to expand its capacity to more than 53 million passengers annually by 2022.

While Qatar Airways has remained focused on its fundamental mission of taking people home and transporting essential aid to impacted regions, the airline has not forgotten its environmental responsibilities. The airline’s internal benchmark compared the A380 to the A350 on routes from Doha to London, Guangzhou, Frankfurt, Paris, Melbourne, Sydney, Toronto and New York. On a typical one-way flight, the airline found the A350 aircraft saved a minimum of 16 tonnes of carbon dioxide per block hour compared to the A380. The analysis found that the A380 emitted over 80% more CO2 per block hour than the A350 on each of these routes. In the cases of Melbourne, New York and Toronto the A380 emitted 95% more CO2 per block hour with the A350 saving around 20 tonnes of CO2 per block hour. Until passenger demand recovers to appropriate levels, Qatar Airways will continue to keep its A380 aircraft grounded, ensuring it only operates commercially and environmentally responsible aircraft.

Qatar Airways’ focus on sustainability also extends to its home and hub, Hamad International Airport (HIA), which was recently voted ‘Third Best Airport in the World’ and ‘Best Airport in the Middle East’ for the sixth year in a row. It recently announced plans to expand capacity to more than 53 million passengers annually by 2022, further positioning itself as the airport of choice in the region for savvy international travellers. The terminal building will be the first airport in the MENA region to achieve a 4-star Global Sustainability Assessment System (GSAS) rating, which was developed for rating green buildings and infrastructures. The terminal will also be a LEED Silver certified building, featuring a number of innovative energy efficiency measures.

Globally, Qatar Airways relaunched 11 destinations on 1 July including Bali Denpasar, Beirut, Belgrade, Berlin, Boston, Edinburgh, Larnaca, Los Angeles, Prague, Washington DC, and Zagreb. This marks the largest number of route resumptions in a single day since Qatar Airways started to rebuild its network in what the airline has dubbed ‘Takeoff Wednesday’. By the end of July, its network will expand to more than 450 weekly flights to over 70 destinations worldwide.

Qatar Airways has further enhanced its onboard safety measures for passengers and cabin crew. The airline has introduced Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for cabin crew, which includes gloves, facemasks, safety glasses and a new protective gown that is fitted over their uniforms. A modified service that reduces interactions between passengers and the crew inflight has also been introduced.

POP&O FERRYMASTERS has announced a major expansion of its pan-European logistics solutions business with the launch of a specialist consultancy service which will help customers to manage complex supply chain challenges.

The new consultancy service will make the company’s unrivalled in-house expertise available to existing and future customers, offering fact-based, big data-driven insights and tailormade advisory solutions.

The independent service starts with data cleansing, analysis, modelling and mapping to visualise the customer’s current supply chain and create a clear baseline. The consultants then work on multiple scenarios, fully assessed for timing, availability, costs and environmental footprint, and ultimately can manage the tendering process to hand-pick the best solutions and assist with warehouse engineering.

P&O Ferrymasters’ General Manager Sales and Business Development for Contract Logistics, Colin Howard, said: “We will work with our clients to determine their needs and help them achieve their desired goals by finding the most practical and effective solutions driven by robust data, with supply chain mapping and design, transport network design, warehouse engineering, and on health, safety and the environment.

“Managing complexity is the thread which runs through our entire organisation and our sector-leading team is excited at the prospect of introducing a new type of service to help our customers further improve their supply chains and efficiency. However seemingly complex their need may be, our customers can rely on us to ‘just sort it’.”

P&O Ferries is a leading pan-European ferry and logistics company, last year sailing 27,000 times on eight major routes between Britain, France, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, Holland and Belgium. Together with its logistics business, P&O Ferrymasters, the company also operates integrated road and rail links to countries across the continent including Italy, Poland, Germany, Spain and Romania, and facilitates the onward movement of goods to Britain from Asian countries via the Silk Road. P&O Ferries is part of DP World, the leading provider of smart logistics solutions, enabling the flow of trade across the globe.

London TrafficThe UK's Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps has said that the Covid-19 pandemic has given us a unique opportunity to rethink the way we travel and to accelerate the development of clean technologies.

The minister’s ambition is backed up by a survey of expert stakeholders – carried out by LowCVP for the event – which shows that the vast majority (92%) of respondents agree that now is the moment for a ‘reset’ in terms of decarbonising road transport with nearly 85% saying that the disruption caused by the pandemic has opened the door to the public accepting more radical and effective policy prescriptions for ‘greening’ road transport.

Speaking after the minister’s statement, LowCVP’s Managing Director welcomed the heightened ambition towards road transport decarbonisation. Andy Eastlake said: “Our target must no longer be to achieve ‘low carbon’ road transport but to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions from every stage of the whole transport system.

“That’s why, I’m announcing today that our partnership of over 200 organisations will be changing focus from ‘low’ to zero carbon and will be introducing a new brand identity to better reflect our revised objective of net zero by 2050.

“We’ll be working with leading partners in the next few weeks to introduce a new name that will communicate our heightened ambition but still reflect the vital role every member has in contributing to rapid decarbonisation.”

Over 1000 senior stakeholders registered to attend the LowCVP’s online conference, which featured over 20 leading speakers as well as the Secretary of State from the motor and fuels sectors, government, transport operations, academia and environmental NGOs. Speakers included Sir John Armitt CBE, Chair of the National Infrastructure Commission; Caroline Russell, Local Transport Spokesperson for the Green Party and Dimitri Zenghelis, Senior Associate, Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership. (Download the full agenda here.)

Delegates were able to respond to policy proposals from speakers and to ‘policy pitches’ from leading representatives of organisations as diverse as Greenpeace, Transport & Environment, BVRLA, Horiba Mira and Jacobs engineering.

Using the latest in online conference technology, delegates voted on policy prescriptions, questioned speakers, visited the online exhibition and interacted with other delegates including through some ‘speed networking’ while minimising their travel carbon footprints by taking part in the event from their own homes and workplaces.

Speaking at the event, Secretary of State Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP said: “Part of the opportunity is to shift opinions. To impress on the country that the green transport revolution which we’ve been talking about for many years is actually happening now.

“Some of the transformational improvements are literally within touching distance.”

Commenting on the role of the Partnership he later added: “Through unprecedented collaboration with the extraordinary array of businesses, academic and environmental institutions that make up the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership, this Government is putting its full weight firmly behind the Net Zero campaign.

“By working closely together, we are rebuilding our infrastructure, investing in cutting edge technology, and enabling a green transport recovery as we work towards our full Transport Decarbonisation Plan later in the year.”

The LowCVP’s conference survey found that a large majority (91%) of over 200 expert stakeholders who answered the survey think that the time is ripe to ramp-up ambition in terms of road transport decarbonisation and that there is an expectation that people are now open to more radical and rapid change.

While most respondents said that the right balance must be found between economic and environmental objectives, a significant minority (nearly 30%) also said that environmental concerns should be prioritised even if there is an economic cost. A majority of respondents (nearly 63%) think that we can achieve a 'win/win' for the environment and economic recovery if the right policies are implemented.

Over three-quarters of respondents think that in the wake of the pandemic, the £27bn earmarked for new roads in the March Budget should be reallocated to other uses.

Public and shared transport will need to play a significant part in the transition to net zero but respondents believe that it will take some time for the sector to recover. Around 25% said that it will take less than a year for public and shared transport to recover to former usage levels. A small majority (55%) think that the recovery will take up to five years, while around 13% think it will take longer or might never reach former usage levels.

In terms of how emissions reductions from road transport will be achieved, respondents were quite evenly split. Travel demand reduction was seen as the likely largest contributor followed by the mass adoption of zero emission vehicle, a shift to shared/public transport and the wide adoption of low carbon fuels.

Amongst policies favoured by expert respondents are ending subsidies on fossil fuel production, distribution and use; investment in ‘green’ technologies; regulation of the sale of petrol/diesel vehicles and the introduction of road user charging and carbon pricing.

Emerging from the lockdown, a significant majority of respondents (nearly 70%) expect to reduce their own travel across most or all of their activities. Only around a quarter of respondents expect to travel as much as they did before.

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