Sustainability Today: Reducing the Carbon Footprint of the Logistics Sector

In the face of the climate emergency and with HGV’s accounting for c.20% of the UK’s transport carbon emissions, the logistics sector must recognise its critical role in achieving net zero by 2050.

Hosted in partnership with Maritime Transport, this event focuses on what logistics, manufacturers and retailers can do immediately to accelerate plans towards decarbonisation.

Attendance is Free to FMCG suppliers (max. two representatives from each company).

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Date: 27th September 2023

Time: 9am-4pm

Location: Unit 2, Nestle Warehouse, XPO Logistics, SEGRO Logistics Park, East Midlands Gateway, DE74 2DL

Key Speakers

John Bailey Headshot


Nick Winder Headshot


Jonathan Kittow Headshot, colour.


John Bailey

Managing Director, Intermodal at Maritime Transport Ltd

Nick Winder FCILT

 Managing Director, WIN Logistics Group

Jonathan Kittow

Director, Simply Supply Chain


  • 9:00 – Arrive, Coffee & Introductions
  • 9:30 – Introduction to the Decarbonising Logistics Workgroup - Jonathan Kittow, Director Simply Supply Chain
    • How suppliers, logistics providers and retailers can work together now to accelerate their efforts to reduce CO2 and increase efficiency.
  • 10:00 – Presentation: What is Preventing Companies Pursuing a Logistics Decarbonisation Agenda. A Top Down Perspective – Nick Winder, Group Managing Director at WIN Logistics Group
  • 10:45 – Coffee Break                                                                                                  
  • 11:00 – Presentation: Demystifying Rail – John Bailey, MD of Maritime Intermodal
  • 11:25 – Modal Shift Through the Eyes of Tesco: Moving Product by Rail Made Our Supply Chain Both Resilient and Low-Carbon
  • 11:45 Q&A Roundtable
  • 12:10 – Live Survey: Establish How Ready you are for Change
  • 12:30 – Lunch & Networking

    Rail Terminal Tour
  • 13:30 –  Depart to East Midlands Gateway Rail Terminal – the largest rail terminal in the UK 

    13:40– Viewing of terminal, train arrival and unloading operation

  • 14:45 – Return to meeting room
  • 15:00 – Breakout groups to explore next steps:

Group 1: Road-improve –­ haulage optimisation

Group 2: Rail-ready, but novice – moving a container onto an existing train

Group 3: Rail Pioneer – building a main route train

  • 16:00 – Wrap-up & Close


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