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Sustainable transformation

More than simply reducing emissions

Global transport contributes 25% of global greenhouse gas emissions, forecast 33% by 2050. This implies the sector – and its current commercial leaders – have a responsibility to tackle decarbonisation with a greater sense of urgency. But how?  Practical sessions, solutions-focused & confidential to those participating – we tackle core questions:

6 Sept 2023

Rail & intermodal – satisfying demand for modal shift

6 Sept 2023 – 14:00 – 14:45 CET, online

CFL Multimodal, Luxembourg

Can the rail / intermodal sector match increased shipper interest and, if not, why not?  Are there positive case studies to mention?  Pace of change is building as the 2025/30 window looms larger in the headlights.  Rail & intermodal play an important part in the transition and there is pent-up shipper demand.  

With Tarmac, Russell Transport, CFL Multimodal, UIRR & shippers, we looked at:

  1. What role rail can play in the sustainability shift?
  2. How to access rail?
  3. Can the sector match increased shipper interest and, if not, why not?
  4. Are there positive case studies to mention?
  5. Prepare for the F&L energy transition event in Amsterdam (19 Sept, PM)

12-13 May 2022

As the freight logistics horizon shifts in front of our eyes, how is the race to success changing?  F&L’s international network of senior business leaders met in Luxembourg: centre of Europe, intercontinental logistics hub in the heart of the blue banana & formerly one of the world’s largest steel producers.


7 April 2022

Scope 3 – know your footprint & the footprint of your supply chain partners?

Trafigura, IKEA, Heineken & others discuss knowing your footprint as well as  learning, status and shortcomings to date by trying to collect scope 3 data.  Questions were absolutely welcome and the session was not recorded.

10 March 2022

Sustainable transformation: financing transformation for logistics leaders

Financing transformation: what info will logistics leaders have to provide for external stakeholders? and what impact will your company sustainability strategy have on the cost of capital for financing new assets?

This is a session for logistics leaders who are not financial experts; how can we finance our transformation, market KPIs and (re)covering the costs ahead? Experts and market leaders shared practical examples and insight.

10 Feb 2022

Sustainable transformation: the 2022 agenda

We summarised the urgent European policy agenda & discussed whether industry should decarbonise ahead of regulation or whether it would be better to wait?

Next topics will include:

18 Nov 2021

F&L Conference hosted by United Nations

Holcim, Tata Steel, Unilever, Brambles, SAP, Suez Recycling & Recovery and an international transformation expert discussed, moderated by Alan McKinnon KLU & Philip Evans F&L with commentary from Thammasat Business School (Thailand)

16 Sept 2021

Frontrunners share learning

Companies leading the net positive and regenerative supply chain revolution & discussion on what we have learned this year, and where we intend to go next. How can we trigger development of the right initiatives and end-to-end thinking?

15 July 2021

Transport & logistics nodes: mitigating the effects of supply chain imbalances on the port maritime ecosystem

Congestion management, planning, asset visualisation & communication, all against the backdrop of decarbonisation and pollution management.  A diverse panel looks at where we are and discusses next steps.  Where are we, and what are next steps?  Panel members are from: Hapag-Lloyd, Hafen Hamburg, Ri.Se Research Institute Sweden, Samskip, Finnlines, Orbital EOS (oil spills innovator) and an expert in smart containers from the United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business.

17 June 2021

CO2 optimisation in transport & logistics nodes

Multi-dimensional hubs and nodes are optimising their positions as critical nodes in the intermodal supply chain. Looking this time at operational optimisation of these hubs, leaders get to the heart of key issues and illustrate how things are moving. How can we reduce emissions across the modes? What do energy demands look like going forward? How can we improve connectivity? Data is rarely from a single data source: can we as a sector utilise data effectively? Would working together differently change the game and enable infrastructure & investment? 

20 May 2021

Creating value by optimising port & hinterland ecosystems

Multimodal stakeholders and ports are creating value for port users & other stakeholders by working together to minimise environmental impact & synchronise end-to-end supply chains. With customer service levels to meet and port infrastructure currently bursting at the seams, ports, innovators and shippers explain how they are creating value with environmental impact and hinterland connectivity strategies.

15 April 2021

Lifting the fog: experts & practitioners put hydrogen into perspective for the freight & logistics sector

All modes, Europe 1-2 years focus – how might hydrogen be part of the fuel mix for freight & logistics?  Concrete examples. Who is doing what, and next steps? Infrastructure and distribution of hydrogen, hydrogen myths, and challenges for today and tomorrow including retrofitting vs new fleet costs.

23 March 2021

Refuelling our fleets.  Reducing CO2 in European road transport (4 of 4)

A concrete action list & summary of all discussions:

  • 16 Dec 2020: Measurement & allocation CO₂, benchmarking & energy efficient behaviours
  • 23 Jan 2021: Smart planning & smart operations
  • 23 Feb 2021: Fleet, energy saving, pollution reduction, alternative fuel, aerodynamics, carbon capture, LNG, electric & hydrogen


3 March 2021

Decarbonising with no logistics assets 

How can a global shipper decarbonise its supply chain while creating value for itself and its customers?  P&G Global Transport Sustainability explains a new multi-strand framework for achieving results together.  What do we need to do, who should be involved, and what are the next steps?  


23 Feb 2021

Refuelling our fleets.  Reducing CO2 in European road transport (3 of 4)

26 Jan 2021

Smart planning & smart operations.  Reducing CO2 in European road transport (2 of 4).

Practical solutions to bring you results in the short term, with a focus on short term profitability and service benefits from reduced carbon emissions.  Topics included smart operations, less air, multimodal, bundling, loading and routing. Impact on emissions can be 20%.

Contacts & slides in members’ area

16 Dec 2020

The baseline: measuring, allocating & calculating CO2 in European road transport (1 of 4).

Challenging questions included can innovative solutions for CO2 reduction be reflected in our existing CO2 frameworks?  How detailed and specific should insight in our CO2 footprints be, to work on stepwise improvements?  Are we likely to end up with a single CO₂ accounting standard we should follow, or multiple options?  What tools / principles should a shipper aim to use to get set up for understanding, measuring & communicating CO₂?  Can progress be incremental or does it have to be a “big bang” solution?  What CO₂ statistic will get my executive Board’s attention? How do I find & measure that statistic?