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Climate Change and Logistics

In this episode we talk to Alan McKinnon, Professor of Logistics at Kuehne Logistics University, Hamburg, and Professor Emeritus at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh.

Alan has been researching and teaching in freight transport and logistics for over 40 years and has published extensively in journals and books on many different aspects of the subject and much of his recent research has focused on the links between logistics and climate change.

This is very apposite right now given that freight transport in all its guises by land, sea and air and the associated facilities such as terminals and warehouses are among the major contributors to global emissions and the COP 26 UN Conference on Climate Change gets underway in Alan’s native Scotland this very week.

In this episode Alan and I discuss how the freight transport industry will change in the coming years as it transforms itself to the reality of a low carbon future while continuing to support the modern economies and standards of living that we have become accustomed to.

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