The Thames Gateway area has long been a major international trade hub, home to a number of principal ports and wharves along the River Thames, as well as manufacturing sites, industrial estates and distribution parks. We seek to encourage innovation and partnerships in sustainable distribution.
The mission of the Thames Gateway FQP is to promote the safe, reliable and efficient movement of freight and servicing trips, to, from and within and, where appropriate, through the local area, to support London's economy, in balance with the needs of other transport users, London's environment and Londoners' quality of life.
To the east of London, the Thames Gateway is set to become one of the largest growth areas in the UK, with 150,000 jobs and 200,000 homes to be provided over the next 10 years. The area will also be hosting the main venues for the 2012 Olympic Games in Stratford and Greenwich. The Thames Gateway area has long been a major international trade hub, home to a number of principal ports and wharves along the River Thames, as well as manufacturing sites, industrial estates and distribution parks. The M25 motorway carries over 30,000 goods vehicles per day through the area, much of this being transit traffic between the Channel ports and the rest of the UK.
In preparing the ground for this unprecedented level of development, better transport and distribution links will be required to service the expanding residential and business communities. In advance of this, more sustainable solutions will need to be implemented, to reduce the impact of existing distribution movements. Yet neither Government on the one hand, nor the private sector on the other, can provide all the answers. A partnership approach is required to make best use of all available expertise and resources.
The Thames Gateway FQP has therefore been created to provide the focus for promoting sustainable distribution across the Thames Gateway London and Dartford Borough areas, from action at local level, towards an overall strategy for the area as a whole. The FQP acts as a delivery vehicle for Transport for London's Sustainable Distribution Plan, providing a link on freight issues between Transport for London, the Boroughs, local business and other interested parties in transport, the environment and communities. The FQP aims to encourage best practice in environmentally-sensitive, economic, safe and efficient freight transport, providing a forum for industry, local and regional government to work together to realise this aim.
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Current Freight Issues Group
Date: April 2024 TBC
14:00 - 16:00
via Zoom - to attend, please contact John Crosk
Steering & Admin Group