DfT have published details of its new freight council, a formal partnership between government and industry to provide a forum for engagement across all modes for the freight sector and government to consider cross-cutting issues relevant to the sector.

Kate Gibbs

Kate Gibbs | 16th September 2021 2:23 PM

DfT have published details of its new freight council, a formal partnership between government and industry to provide a forum for engagement across all modes for the freight sector and government to consider cross-cutting issues relevant to the sector.

The Council’s primary role is to provide direction and input into the development and delivery of a coherent long-term plan for the freight sector by identifying evidence-based priorities for the sector and developing and agreeing solutions on an industry-government partnership-based approach.

The Council will help coordinate sector-wide response to immediate freight resilience issues such as pandemic responses.

It will avoid duplicating other government work programmes and may consider matters that will feed into major initiatives from a cross-modal freight perspective.

The Council is additional to established relationships between the sector and government, including those structured on a modal or policy issue basis.

Membership

  • Rachel Maclean MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport (Chair)
  • David Wells, Chief Executive Officer, Logistics UK
  • Richard Ballantyne, Chief Executive Officer, British Ports Association
  • Tim Morris, Chief Executive Officer, UK Major Ports Group
  • Amanda Francis, Chief Executive Officer, Association of International Courier and Express Services
  • Maggie Simpson, Chief Executive Officer, Rail Freight Group
  • Richard Burnett, Chief Executive Officer, Road Haulage Association
  • Peter Ward, Chief Executive Officer, UK Warehouse Association
  • Robert Windsor, Chief Executive Officer, British International Freight Association
  • Shane Brennan, Chief Executive Officer, Cold Chain Federation
  • Jacqueline Starr, Chief Executive Officer, Rail Delivery Group
  • Kevin Richardson, Chief Executive Officer, Chartered Institute of Logistics Transport
  • Karen Dee, Chief Executive Officer, Airport Operators Association
  • Tim Alderslade, Chief Executive Officer, Airlines UK
  • Bob Sanguinetti, Chief Executive Officer, UK Chambers of Shipping
  • Senior officials from DfT and other government departments