Decarbonising logistics is as critical to our net-zero ambitions as it is difficult to achieve, but there are signs of innovation emerging to address the problem areas of HGVs, air freight and shipping.
Air freight is the logistics of choice for higher-worth goods such as perishables needing to be delivered fast. Although it accounts for less than 1% of world trade shipments by volume, the global cargo airline industry was valued at well in excess of $100bn in 2020.
According to the UK government’s Jet Zero consultation, however, the sector’s climate trajectory is a concern. While aviation might contribute only between 2% and 3% of global greenhouse gas emissions today, it is forecast to become the second-highest residual emitter in 2050. Innovation is a must.
By deploying smaller more energy-efficient systems, Flylogix is pioneering the way forward. In partnership with the Isles of Scilly Steamship Group they are developing an unmanned freight service that will set a global blueprint as aviation strives urgently to tackle the emissions challenge. Read the recent article from Raconteur here.