Centre for Logistics and Sustainability members’ research and opinions regularly feature in the main stream media. Here we showcase the recent articles, alongside Heriot-Watt news features.

Opportunity to unleash investment to decarbonise UK freight sector

An ambitious plan to decarbonise the UK’s road, rail and maritime freight transport is the subject of a new report involving a leading professor from Heriot-Watt University.

Professor Phil Greening's team contribute to African Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Cold Chain, tackling problems of malnutrition, poverty and disease

For the developing world, refrigeration is growth. In Rwanda, it could spark an economic transformation.

A sea change for sustainable vehicle delivery

Short-sea vehicle carriers, including Höegh Autoliners and UECC, are investing in cleaner vessel technology to meet ambitious goals and make shipping more sustainable

Logistics News ME Forum | Panel 3: Supply Chain Woes

While the pandemic was a catalyst that rattled the supply chain sector, experts are of the opinion that this was trouble in the making. Numerous factors contribute to this problem.

Wireless Technology

The first UK trial of wireless charging technology for light commercial vans will launch in Edinburgh next spring. Heriot-Watt University, Flexible Power Systems (FPS) and City of Edinburgh Council have been awarded funding worth £1.6m for the project. Article in the Motortransport October 2020

Wireless Charging

Heriot-Watt Receives £1.6 million funding for small commercial vehicle tests in 2021. The Scotsman October 2020

'E-highways' could slash UK road freight emissions, says study

The UK could eliminate the majority of the carbon dioxide emissions from road freight by installing overhead charging cables for electric lorries on “e-highways” across the country, a report by government-funded academics suggests. Article in the Guardian July 2020.

Professor Phil Greening - Pfizer vaccine

Professor Phil Greening, of Heriot-Watt University, has also said it is "not likely" the country will be prepared for mass immunisation by December. Article in the Herald Scotland.