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FTA Carbon Conference to celebrate emission reduction

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The Freight Transport Association’s (FTA’s) annual Cutting Carbon, Cutting Costs Conference will celebrate the individual efforts of companies to reduce carbon with the presentation of the 2014 LCRS Awards.

The event is FTA’s sixth consecutive Carbon Conference, and the challenge of reducing freight has never been more important. The Conference event will be interactive and will aim provide specialised carbon reduction advice for freight operators with a range of workshops to suit their own fleet and business. Focusing on the latest operational and technological measures, the conference will provide delegates with tactics to improve efficiency, reduce carbon emissions and ultimately lower fuel costs.

Rachael Dillon, Climate Change Policy Manager said: “FTA is delighted to be holding its sixth Carbon Conference.  The 2014 conference programme will provide delegates with the opportunity to discover the latest carbon reduction practices, and learn of the innovative ways to improve their operational efficiency.”

Included in the conference programme is a session on ‘Low carbon vision for logistics’; asking what the key developments are that will enable the logistics sector to achieve enduring carbon reductions? This will focus on the long term opportunities to improve the carbon efficiency of HGVs with perspectives from vehicle manufacturers, fuel suppliers and operators.

 Also during the day, the presentation of the 2014 LCRS Awards will take place. The LCRS Awards were developed to celebrate the efforts of green leaders in the freight industry, recognising the efforts of individual LCRS members to reduce their carbon emissions from freight activity.

The 2014 LCRS Award categories are:

• Best fuel efficient operation (sponsored by Bridgestone)
• Best use of alternative low carbon fuels and technologies (sponsored by Iveco)
• Most innovative fleet management
• Breakthrough in modal shift
• Leadership in logistics carbon reduction

Entry to the LCRS 2014 Awards is free, and the closing date is 5pm on Friday 14 February 2014.


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  • HOSEA KATO MANDE - 21/01/2014 11:00

    I am a PhD student, University Putra Malaysia researching on CO2 efflux & Impact on the Atmospheric Carbon pool in the tropical forest of lowland Malaysia. I wish to participate in the Freight Transport Association’s (FTA’s) annual Cutting Carbon, Cutting Costs Conference. This will be a good opportunity for me to learn more while development my career and contribute back to the society in the developing country. Is there a full sponsorship for students covering air ticket, accommodation and feeding throughout the few days of the conference. I will appreciate to get a response at your earliest convenience.

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