Freeports sign green freight corridor initiative

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Projects already underway that will support the corridor include development of green logistics infrastructure in Felixstowe, Stowmarket and East Midlands Gateway. Freeport East is also developing a Green Hydrogen Hub that will support clean fuels for transport decarbonisation while East Midlands Freeport is supporting the transition of the UK’s last coal fired power station at Ratcliffe on Soar to a clean energy production hub.

The Government has set an ambitious target of growing rail freight by at least 75% by 2050 alongside delivering a net zero rail network. It is investing in zero emission HGV demonstrators ahead of a planned phase out of non-zero emissions HGV sales by 2040. Benefits of a green corridor would not only support the UK’s aspirations on net zero, but also help minimise the impact of freight transport in places like Cambridge, Ipswich and Leicester.

The parties have also identified the opportunity to strengthen collaboration on skills developments – East Midlands Freeport is progressing plans for a Future Energy Skills Hub and £17m has been invested in a Zero Carbon Innovation Centre, while Freeport East is looking to develop new innovation and skills centres in Stowmarket and Harwich. The Green Corridor initiative will drive a

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