The Haven Gateway area, which includes the ports of Felixstowe, Harwich and Ipswich is developing a Low Carbon Freight project which will pay SME’s a dividend of up to 30% for moving their freight from truck to train. It is hoped that the project will cause about 30 000 freight containers to switch from road to rail, removing 11.7 million kg of carbon from the logistics supply chain.
The European Regional Development Fund will contribute 40% of the total project
which is expected to deliver economic benefits to the area by taking freight off the roads. The project will offer six workshops around the region giving advice and examples of how to reduce carbon emissions in the movement of freight, including better loading and driving techniques and fuel efficiency.