08 – 10 November 2021

Mossend International Railfreight Park,
Reema Road, Bellshill. ML4 1RR

Low Carbon Logistics is the first event of its kind in Scotland. Raising the profile and awareness of the low carbon transition in the rail and road freight sectors, this event is a unique opportunity to celebrate innovation and promote the importance of Pulling Together for Net Zero.

We have a fantastic line-up of exhibitors, speakers and presentations alongside three locomotive naming ceremonies across the three days. Graeme Dey MSP, Minister for Transport, will open the event on Monday 8th November.  

Mossend International Railfreight Park
Scottish Enterprise
Network Rail
Transport Scotland
COP26

About

LOW CARBON LOGISTICS

 

Low Carbon Logistics is the first event of its kind in Scotland. Raising the profile and awareness of the low carbon transition in the rail and road freight sectors, this event is a unique opportunity to celebrate innovation and promote the importance of Pulling Together for Net Zero.

The UK will host the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow from 31 October to 12 November 2021. The COP26 summit will bring parties together to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. As part of the programme for COP26, Low Carbon Logistics has been developed by Mossend International Railfreight Park, Scottish Enterprise, Network Rail, Transport Scotland and PD. Stirling to showcase their support of both the Scottish and UK Government’s vision for a zero-carbon supply chain network and a more competitive and efficient road and rail freight sector.

This three-day event will be held at Mossend on the 8-10 November 2021 to showcase rail freight, low carbon rail and road transport and logistics to a wide audience of attendees, industry followers, members and leaders, COP26 delegates, potential investors, potential future customers and supply chains.

Centred around the naming of electric and sustainable fuel locomotives, the event will raise the profile and awareness around the low carbon transition in the rail and road freight sectors affording numerous trade and innovation opportunities.

Providing a platform to explore how supply chains can become more sustainable within the freight industry, there is an exciting programme of seminars, exhibitions and ceremonies. Held at Mossend International Railfreight Park, Scotland’s largest international multi-modal rail freight park and a champion of low carbon logistics.

COVID GUIDELINES 

COVID safety measures will be in place throughout the event and will be in keeping with all Scottish Government Guidelines. There will be ventilation throughout the marquee and face masks will be available with masks required at all indoor areas. There will also be sanitising stations, social distancing where possible and all chairs and tables will be spread out to minimise risks. 

 

Special exhibition tracks have been laid on the site of MIRP, which is currently under construction.

Have a look at progress below! 

 

Mon 08 Nov 2021

LET’S TALK ABOUT RAIL FREIGHT
09:00 – 16:30

09:00
Registration

Exhibition Opens

10:00
Official Opening

Graeme Dey MSP, Minister for Transport, Scottish Government will be officially opening Low Carbon Logistics

10:30
Decarbonising Scotland’s Railway

Alex Hynes, Managing Director, Scotland’s Railway

10:45
Collective Ambition for Sustainable Logistics Transition

Morwen Mands, Head of Sustainability, Highland Spring Group Kenneth Russell, Commercial and Strategy Director, John G Russell Transport
Chris Reid, Deputy Group Director Rail Stations, WSP

11:30
Our Journey to Net Zero

Chris Swan, Head of Rail, Tarmac

11:50
Panel Q&A Session
12:15
Locomotive Naming Ceremony

GB Railfreight will name a class 92 Electric Locomotive. These are the most powerful locomotives in the UK and can work all over the UK electrified network as well as through the Channel Tunnel in France. This locomotive will be given a name with a strong local flavour to the Central belt of Scotland.

13:00
Networking Lunch + Visit the Exhibits
14:00
Scotland’s Railway, The Journey to Net Zero

Alex Hynes, Managing Director, Scotland’s Railway

14:10
Delivering Low Carbon Logistics

Bill Reeve, Director of Rail, Transport Scotland

14:30
Panel Discussion: Scottish Businesses & Industry Delivering Low Carbon Logistics

Panel: Tim Hartley, Business Development Director, GB Railfreight / Kenneth Russell, Commercial and Strategy Director, John G Russell Transport / David Turner, Rail Director, Malcolm Logistics / Chris Swan, Head of Rail, Tarmac / Catherine Hall, Head of Strategic Planning, Network Rail

15:30
Q&A
16:00
Peel Ports Group Presentation

Stephen Carr, Group Commercial Director, Peel Ports

16:15
Q&A
16:30
Exhibition Closes

Tues 09 Nov 2021

DRIVING RAIL INNOVATIONS
09:00 – 16:30

09:00
Registration – Exhibition Opens

 

10:00
Welcome to Day 2

Paul Sheerin, Chief Executive, Scottish Engineering

10:05
Rail Decarbonisation Action Plan

Frazer Henderson, Head of Rail Policy and Chair of Rail Cluster Strategic Leadership Group, Transport Scotland

 

10:15
The Rail Cluster Project: Driving innovation through supply chain engagement

Shona Clive, Project Lead for the Rail Cluster Project, Scottish Engineering

 

10:25
Rail Cluster Project SME’s Pitching Sessions
10:35
Rail Freight Decarbonisation

Phil Smart, Assistant Policy Manager, Rail Freight Group

10:50
Break
11:05
The Primary Engineer Rail Project – inspiring the next generation of Rail Professionals

Dr Susan Scurlock MBE, Chief Executive and Founder, Primary Engineer

11:20
Presentation

Neil Archibald, Head of Strategic Workforce Planning, Scotrail

11:35
Diversity and Inclusion – Where are the Women?

Heather Waugh, Train Driver, Freightliner

11:50
The Market Opportunity and Company Growth

Neil Francis, Interim Managing Director, Scottish Development International

12:15
Locomotive Naming Ceremony

DB Cargo will name a class 90 Electric Locomotive “The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport”. This locomotive, 90039, already carries a very special livery applied recently which highlights the importance of rail freight to the UK economy. 

13:00
Networking Lunch + Visit the Exhibits
14:00 
Greener Shunting Solutions

Andrew Goodman, Managing Director of Rail Support Services

14:20 
Presentation

Mike Smith, Head of Business Development, McCulloch Rail

14:40 
Land Slides and Climate Change and Reducing Network Rail’s Carbon Footprint

Mike Mustard, Business Development Manager, Findlay Irvine

15:00
Presentation

Hamish Geddes, Lenz Ltd

15:20
Rail Cluster Project SME’s Pitching Sessions
15:45
Sustainability in Scotland’s Railway

Kiera McLuskey and Wendi Wheeler, Network Rail

16:30
Exhibition Closes

Wed 10 Nov 2021

SKILLS AND OPPORTUNITY
09:00 – 16:30

09:00
Registration – Exhibition Opens

 

10:00
Welcome to Day Three – Transport Day, COP26

Paul Sheerin, Chief Executive, Scottish Engineering 

10:05
Presentation

Neil Robertson, Chief Executive, The National Skills Academy for Rail (NSAR)

10:25
Presentation

Fiona Knight-Stewart, Assistant Vice Principal Business Partnerships, Glasgow, Caledonian University

10:45
Presentation

Raj Sinha, Managing Director, SWGR

11:05
Presentation

Councillor Paul Kelly, Depute Leader of North Lanarkshire Council

11:20
Presentation

Scott Wardrop, Head of Engineering Capital Delivery, Network Rail

12:00
Panel Q&A Session

 

12:15
Locomotive Naming Ceremony

Direct Rail Services to rename repurposed class 68 Diesel Locomotive. In recent weeks, this locomotive has been upgraded to run ‘cleaner’ in terms of emissions and will now run on HVO Fuel. In the future, it will be 90 per cent lower in terms of CO2 emitted. 

 

13:00
Networking Lunch 
13.30
Visit the Exhibits
14:30
Official Closing

Speakers

Meet Our Speakers

Graeme Dey
Graeme Dey

Minister for Transport, Scottish Government

Graeme Dey was appointed Minister for Transport in May 2021.

He was elected to the Scottish Parliament for Angus South in 2011 and has been Convener of the Parliament’s Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee, and Deputy Convenor of the Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee.

Graeme will be officially opening Low Carbon Logistics on Monday 8th November. 

Alex Hynes
Alex Hynes

Managing Director, Scotland's Railway

Alex Hynes was appointed Managing Director of the ScotRail Alliance in June 2017. Two years later, he was promoted to the broader role of Managing Director, Scotland’s Railway, following further operational devolution from Network Rail to Scotland. He currently leads the delivery of Scotland’s Railway through the ScotRail Alliance, a unique and industry-leading partnership between Abellio ScotRail and Network Rail Scotland.

Chris Swan
Chris Swan

Head of Rail, Tarmac

Chris has spent more than 17 years working in the railfreight and construction industries. Prior to joining Tarmac he held a variety of senior operational railfreight roles, covering most areas of the UK & all major product types. 

Chris is on the Board of the Railfreight Group and Rail Forum Midlands & Vice Chair of the CILT Railfreight Committee.

Neil Robertson
Neil Robertson

Chief Executive, National Skills Academy for Rail

Neil joined the National Skills Academy for Rail (NSAR) in 2015, from the utility sector where he was CEO of the Energy & Utility Skills Group. Before that he was CEO of the British Institute of Innkeeping, a professional body and awarding organisation.

Prior to these sectoral CEO roles, he held senior positions in government departments for education and business where had responsibilities in skills, employability, English and migration, regional economic development and European Structural Funds.

Frazer Henderson
Frazer Henderson

Head of Rail Policy, Transport Scotland

Frazer joined Transport Scotland in 2008 to frame and deliver the parliamentary bill to authorise the Queensferry Crossing. Once passed, he subsequently joined the rail directorate and as well as being Head of Rail Policy he now chairs the Strategic Leadership Group of the Cluster Builder.

Neil Francis
Neil Francis

Interim Managing Director, Scottish Development International

Neil leads Scottish Enterprise’s international economic development activities with a focus on trade and investment to support Scotland’s global ambitions.  In a career spanning more than 20 years with Scottish Enterprise, he was most recently Director of Global Trade, supporting Scotland’s international competitiveness by stimulating and supporting the international trade ambition of companies across Scotland.

Bill Reeve
Bill Reeve

Director of Rail, Transport Scotland

Bill Reeve joined Transport Scotland to establish its new rail team, following the devolution of rail powers to the Scottish Parliament in 2005 and is now Director of Rail. Bill has more than thirty years’ experience of the passenger and freight transport industry, working in British Rail and the privatised rail industry.

Chris Reid
Chris Reid

Deputy Group Director Rail Stations, WSP

Chris is a Chartered Civil Engineer, Chartered Project Professional and is a Deputy Group Director for the Stations Planning and Development team.  Chris has worked with Highland Spring since 2016 as Project Director on the integrated designs to realise the aims of the freight facility at Blackford.

Morwen Mands
Morwen Mands

Head of Sustainability, Highland Spring Group

Morwen is responsible for helping the Highland Spring Group achieve its ambition to reach net zero emissions by 2040. Morwen oversees environmental projects that support this transition such as the construction of a dedicated Rail Freight Facility which will enable the business to transport goods in an environmentally friendly way.

Kenneth Russell
Kenneth Russell

Commercial and Strategy Director, Russell Group

Kenneth Russell has 40 years’ experience within the Russell Group. Commercial and Strategy Director since 1995, Kenneth holds comprehensive knowledge in logistics, including distribution, rail freight operations and warehousing. From his wealth of experience in the industry, Kenneth has been instrumental in the design and structure of key logistics contracts managed by the Scottish based group.

Wendi Wheeler and Keira McLuskey
Wendi Wheeler and Keira McLuskey

Sustainability Strategy Managers (Scotland’s Railway)

Wendi and Keira work for Network Rail within Scotland’s Railway as Sustainability strategy managers. They manage a new team of 12 talented, sustainability professionals and lead the delivery of the sustainability strategy. The strategy contains ten priority areas, which are grouped into themes. Wendi leads on the “Low Emissions” section of the strategy and Keira leads on “A Green and Resilient Railway” and “A Responsible Railway”

Richard Sears
Richard Sears

Head of Communications DB Cargo UK

Currently Head of Communications at DB Cargo UK, the UK’s largest rail freight company, Richard is an experienced and accomplished communications practitioner with more than 20 years’ experience in newspapers, PR, consumer relations, internal communications and public affairs.

Paul Kelly
Paul Kelly

Depute Leader of North Lanarkshire Council

Councillor Kelly graduated from Glasgow University with a MA Honours in History. He is currently Depute Leader of the Council, having been elected to this position in 2016.  

As well as being a member of various Council Committees and Working Groups, Councillor Kelly represents the Council on a number of outside bodies, including: Non-executive director of NHS Lanarkshire; the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities; COSLA Health & Social Care Executive Group; Glasgow and Clyde Valley City Deal Cabinet; Vice Chair of North Lanarkshire Health and Social Care Partnership Joint Integration Board.

Heather Waugh
Heather Waugh

Train Driver, Freightliner Group

In January 2019 Heather became Freightliner’s first ever female train driver in Scotland and, indeed, the only female freight train driver at all in Scotland.

She won ‘Highly Commended’ at the Women in Rail Awards 2020 in the category of ‘Inspirational Woman of the Year’. In 2021 Heather took part in a BBC initiative to raise awareness of mental health, and campaigns to improve support within the industry.

This year she was honoured with the ‘Outstanding Individual Contribution’ at the RFG Awards and has been listed in the UK Women of the Year 2021.

Tim Hartley
Tim Hartley

Business Development Director, GB Railfreight

Tim Hartley is the Business Development Director at GB Railfreight, one of the fastest growing rail freight operators in the UK. Since joining in August 2020, Tim has been responsible for driving growth, by playing a key role in the development of GB Railfreight’s intermodal portfolio. The company now operates 22 daily intermodal services, providing a sustainable way of moving goods to meet Government’s net zero targets.

David Turner
David Turner

Rail Director, Malcolm Logistics

David was appointed Rail Director at Malcolm Logistics in 2014. This role encompasses both commercial and operational responsibilities for their rail business including Anglo – Scottish intermodal services and terminal services at Daventry International Rail Terminal. David is a board member of the Rail Freight Group and recently completed an MBA at Cranfield University.   

Phil Smart
Phil Smart

Assistant Policy Manager, The Railfreight Group

Phil joined the Rail Freight Group in April 2021. His passion for transport policy developed through his 38 years as an elected member of Ipswich Borough Council where he drew up the proposal for the Ipswich Freight Chord and helped to initiate the East West Rail Consortium of local councils in the 1990s. He is a member of the Railfuture campaign group.

Andrew Goodman
Andrew Goodman

Managing Director, Rail Support Services

Having had a keen interest in all things rail from a tender age, Andrew has dedicated his whole working career to the rail and heavy haulage industries. He is currently the Managing Director of Railway Support Services, founded in 2008. 

Scott Wardrop
Scott Wardrop

Head of Engineering Capital Delivery Network Rail

Scott Wardrop is Head of Engineering for Network Rail Capital Delivery in Scotland. He has played a prominent role in facilitating traction decarbonisation and was the engineering manager for a number of recent electrification schemes in Scotland including the Edinburgh – Glasgow mainline in 2017. Scott has worked within the rail industry for 30 years covering maintenance, asset management and project delivery roles across the UK.

Shona Clive
Shona Clive

Scottish Engineering Project Lead

Scott Wardrop is Head of Engineering for Network Rail Capital Delivery in Scotland. He has played a prominent role in facilitating traction decarbonisation and was the engineering manager for a number of recent electrification schemes in Scotland including the Edinburgh – Glasgow mainline in 2017. Scott has worked within the rail industry for 30 years covering maintenance, asset management and project delivery roles across the UK.

Mike Mustard
Mike Mustard

Business Development Manager - Findlay Irvine Ltd

Mike Mustard is an electronic and software engineer by training and has worked in the Rail Industry for 30 years developing and promoting technology solutions aiding the Rail Industry improve network reliability through condition based maintenance tools.

In recent years, this has increased to help the Rail Networks be better prepared for Climate Change.

Neil Archibald
Neil Archibald

Head of Strategic Workforce Planning, ScotRail

Currently the Head of Strategic Workforce Planning for ScotRail, Neil is responsible for strategic workforce and resource planning, all recruitment and resourcing activity, workforce and vocational development and the development and delivery of early careers activities including the provision of apprenticeship opportunities.

Dr Susan Scurlock MBE
Dr Susan Scurlock MBE

CEO and Founder, Primary Engineering

Dr Susan Scurlock MBE founded Primary Engineer in 2005 with the aim of developing skills in young people through an inclusive approach, to provide meaningful engagement between pupils and educators with engineering professionals and to tackle the diversity issues within the engineering career landscape.  She is the recipient of the Royal Academy of Engineering 2020 Rooke Award, three Honorary Doctorates and was awarded an MBE in the Queens New Year’s Honours list in recognition of her work in engineering education. 

Paul Sheerin
Paul Sheerin

CEO and Founder, Primary Engineering

Paul Sheerin has been Chief Executive of Scottish Engineering since 2018 having previously been involved through member companies Polaroid and B&W Diamond Power Specialty Ltd.  

Paul has been a volunteer and supporter of Young Enterprise Scotland, acting as Dunbartonshire Area Team Chair, and enjoys opportunities to promote Enterprise, Engineering and Manufacturing opportunities for all.

Catherine Hall
Catherine Hall

Head of Strategic Planning, Network Rail Scotland

Catherine is Head of Strategic Planning for Network Rail in Scotland, which owns, operates and develops Scotland’s railway infrastructure. In this role, she leads the whole system strategic thinking with the aim of safely delivering “Net zero, Net cost”. For the past 17 years, Catherine has worked for Network Rail within Maintenance, Track Renewals (Scotland, North West & Central and network-wide) and Strategic Planning. She led Network Rail’s “Scotland Route Study”, published in July 2016, which provided a long-term vision for the railway in Scotland with investment choices for funders.

Stephen Carr
Stephen Carr

Group Commercial Director, Peel Ports

Stephen joined Peel Ports in 2009 as Head of Business Development for the Mersey Division before moving to his current group role, Commercial Director in 2017. During his time with Peel Ports, Stephen has played a leading role in strategic projects including the development of Liverpool2, and the development of port-centric warehousing throughout North-west England. Prior to joining Peel Ports, Stephen had a career in the energy and logistics sectors with BP and TDG.

Fiona Stewart Knight
Fiona Stewart Knight

Assistant Vice Principal Business Partnerships, Glasgow Caledonian University

Fiona Stewart-Knight is Assistant Vice Principal Business Partnerships & Director of the Institute for University to Business (U2B) Education at Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU), the University for the Common Good.  Responsible for GCU’s University to Business (U2B) Education strategy she leads a multi-functional team of 25 experts dedicated to the identification and resolution of human capital challenges in corporate, public and third sector organisations through the design and delivery of work-based, higher education programmes.

Event Address

Mossend International Railfreight Park,
Reema Road, Bellshill. ML4 1RR

Mossend Aerial

Register for Tickets

If you would like to register to attend this event, please do so by clicking on the button below. When you register, you will need to register for each day you plan on attending. We look forward to welcoming you to this exciting event celebrating innovation and the move towards net zero within the road and rail freight industries.

All attendees will be required to register to the event and there is an option to select which day you would like to attend. Tea, Coffee and Lunch will be provided and there is plenty to do and see throughout each of the three days.

This is a no single-use plastic event. Please do not bring in any single-use plastic bottles, there will be water to refill all reusable bottles and water stations throughout. Face masks will be required in all indoor areas and there will be sanitising stations throughout with Scottish Government Guidelines on COVID in place.

Photographic identification will be required at registration. A confirmation email will be sent on registering which will act as your ‘ticket’ to the event. We encourage all attendees to show tickets from their phones although paper copies will be accepted. We will also be using QR codes around the venue to scan and view our downloadable programme.

Contact Us

if you have any questions regarding the event or would like to know more about Low Carbon Logistics, please get in touch by filling in the form or emailing us at info@lowcarbonlogistics.co.uk

Exhibitors

We have a fantastic line-up of exhibitors joining us at this event!
There will be plenty to see and hear, from some of the leading logistics organisations across Scotland and the UK.
Find out more below!
Chartered Institute of Logistics
Scottish Engineering
Chartered Institute of Logistics
Skills Development Scotland
J&D Pierce
Transport Scotland
Peel Ports
Scottish Engineering
Ibstock
PDS
EMR
GB Railfreight
DB Cargo
DRS Logo
Scotlands Railway
Scotlands Railway
Ultra MTS
Malcolm Logistics
North Lanarkshire Council
White Motorcycle Concepts
Vital