Mobilising Investment for Decarbonising UK Freight Transport

Thursday 9th February 2023, 10:00 – 17:00
Southampton Harbour Hotel (pictured above)



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Join us on 9th February for discussions and to co-create the solutions to enable greater investment in freight transport decarbonisation.


This event will consist of panel-led and group work sessions. The agenda and speakers/panellists can be found below:


09.30 Registration – Teas and coffees available on arrival

10.00 Opening remarks:

Dr Tristan Smith (UCL) – Introduction and aims of the day
Fran Collins (Red Funnel Group) – Keynote address

10.20 Session 1: State of the art on transition pathways for road and maritime

Panel members: Prof. Phil Greening (Heriot Watt University), Dr Tristan
Smith (UCL), Marina Grayfolou (TRL), Prof. Dominic Hudson (Southampton

11.15 Session 2: A whole systems approach – coupling vehicle and infrastructure
technology with UK logistics

Panel members: Prof. Tom Cherrett (Southampton University), Julian Worth
(CILT), Chris Parker (DFDS), Prof. Phil Greening (Heriot Watt University)

12.45 Lunch

13.30 Session 3: Ports as decarbonisation hubs and other areas ripe for

Panel members: Dr Domagoj Baresic (UCL), Deniz Aymer (MCL), Keith
Johnstone (UK MCA), Dr Stavros Karamperidis (Plymouth University)

15.00 Break – Teas and coffees available

15.30 Session 4: Co-creating the solutions – roadmap for unlocking investment
in freight transport decarbonisation

Panel members: Dr Jonathan Köhler (Fraunhofer Institute), Brian Robinson
(Zemo Partnership previously Low carbon vehicle partnership), Ian
Wainwright (Solent & CILT), Dr Nishatabbas Rehmatulla (UCL), Prof. Graham
Parkhurst (UWE Bristol), Dr Daniella Paddeu (UWE Bristol)

17.00 Closing remarks:
Dr Isabella Panovic (UKRI)
Chris Thorne (DUKFT chair)


This event will also be a celebration of the hard work of everyone who has contributed to the Decarbonising UK Freight Transport Network over the last 3+ years.

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