The ‘Future of Goods Movement’ report shows net zero set to shift the future of freight
Arup today launches its ‘Future of Goods Movement’ report, outlining the key drivers of change in global goods movement and exploring how the sector needs to anticipate and plan for the likely changes and shifts in the future of freight to ensure resilience of the global economy and a more sustainable planet.
The report emphasises how the transition of energy and industrial materials in the context of nations working to achieve net zero targets will have a significant impact on the future of freight.
Energy products made up 36% of global seaborne trade in 2021, and with seaborne trade making up 80% of global freight, this represents a significant portion of the global movement of goods.
Around 80% of the world’s economy, and 77% of global greenhouse gases, are now covered by a national net zero target. The world’s most traded commodities are agricultural, energy, and metal products – products which are all directly subject to major transformation as a result of committed efforts to tackle climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.