Rail and road freight industries join for COP26 trade event


Low Carbon Logistics is a new event announced to take part during COP26, and will raise awareness about the transition to Net Zero in the Rail and Road Freight industries.

Taking place during COP26 and finishing on Transport Day at the global conference, ‘Low Carbon Logistics' is a three-day industry event to showcase the drive to net zero emission supply chains taking place in Scotland and the UK.

Low Carbon Logistics will take place at Mossend International Railfreight Park on Monday 8th, Tuesday 9th and Wednesday 10th November and is part of the official COP26 programme.

Low Carbon Logistics will showcase the effort of businesses and organisations across the UK as they aim to achieve zero emission transport. Supported by Network Rail, Transport Scotland, Mossend International Railfreight Park and Scottish Enterprise, the event will centre around the naming of new electric and sustainable fuel locomotives. The event is expected to welcome high-profile individuals from the transport sector with exhibitors in attendance including National Rail Freight Companies and Road Hauliers, amongst others.

Wednesday 10th November will act as a skills and recruitment drive supported by Skills Development Scotland. The event will showcase new technologies and innovation in the industry in a bid to encourage interest and promote career possibilities within the sector.

David Stirling, Director of Peter D Stirling Ltd, Mossend International Railfrieght Park operator, said: "We are delighted to be hosting Low Carbon Logistics, the first event of its kind and part of the critically important COP26 event taking place in Scotland.

"Our event programme will not only show the real progress in rail logistics, but also highlight what's needed on the journey to carbon reduction and ultimately carbon free supply chains throughout Scotland, the UK and beyond. This is a once in a generation opportunity to pull together to drive a more sustainable future and mitigate the impact of climate change. We urge everyone who visits to embrace the opportunity to deliver low carbon logistics."

Over the next few years, Mossend International Railfreight Park (MIRP) will expand the already established rail logistics operation to provide a further 2.2 million sq ft of low carbon, 24/7 distribution, logistics and manufacturing space.