Transport and logistics

For a trading region with a complex economic geography like the North East, the importance of transport and logistics is crucial to economic success.

Quality transport infrastructure helps people move for jobs and leisure and distribute goods and services across the economy.  The role of key transport hubs and increasingly digitalised signalling will achieve even greater efficiencies and offer opportunities for wider growth.

The Strategic Economic Plan supports this sector with:

  • The drive to decarbonise transport with new fuels, connected and autonomous vehicles and the digitalisation of warehousing all offer both challenges and opportunities.
  • Strengthened co-ordination between economic and sector growth priorities and transport planning to ensure that growth is enabled and the transition to new modes and business models is actively facilitated.
  • Wider opportunities for stimulating growth through freight, through transport supply chains and innovation in transport.
  • Strengthening of collaborative leadership and co-ordination within the region’s transport sector in order to take forward work on skills, transport and sector planning and deliver new opportunities for growth in transport and logistics.
  • Collaborative work on transport related innovation should be identified and addressed to enhance mobility, reduce carbon and use the transport system as an enabler for wider innovation activity through digitalisation and connectivity.

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