The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) in the UK has published a comprehensive manifesto request outlining policy priorities and recommendations for the future of the UK’s transportation, logistics and supply chain sector ahead of the 2024 general election.
The manifesto request stresses the need for long-term funding commitments, local decision making and policies to achieve net-zero emissions across all transportation modes. Achieving net-zero carbon emissions across aviation, shipping, rail and road is highlighted as an urgent priority. CILT(UK) recommends government support for industry-led initiatives to develop electric and alternative fuel vehicles, renewable energy charging infrastructure and incentives to shift freight from road to more carbon-efficient rail and maritime routes.
CILT(UK) also emphasizes the need to develop skills and training to support the transition to electric transportation and new supply chain roles.
Daniel Parker-Klein, director of policy and communications at CILT(UK), said, “Transport, logistics and the supply chain is pivotal to so many issues voters care about – jobs, communities, climate change, air quality. That’s why transport policy deserves serious debate in the run-up to the election. We hope this document can help raise the level of discussion and help guide the next government in developing prudent, far-sighted policies that deliver a world-class 21st century transport system for the UK.”
The full CILT(UK) pre-election manifesto request is available here.