Opinion: COVID-19 and global freight strategy

Matt East, senior advisor for Logistics and Infrastructure Policy for the UK, Europe and Middle East, GHD discussed whether COVID-19 will catalyse the advent of a new global freight strategy by encouraging a shift in modes of transport and improving network efficiency.

Matt East

A clearly defined strategy will provide confidence around resilience for current and future disruptions by addressing existing and potential policy and regulation amendments. This in turn will inform decisions to optimise the supply chain to achieve cost efficiencies (supply to demand ratio) and reduce the environmental footprint.