Transport for the North (TfN) is seeking the views of operators to help shape the UK’s first pan-regional freight and logistics strategy.

The new strategy is expected to enable TfN to determine the steps that are required, in terms of network and policy development, to realise the freight and logistics industry’s potential.

Mott MacDonald and MDS Transmodal have been appointed to lead the project.

Data is required from operators in three key areas:

  • Strengths and opportunities;
  • Constraints and issues;
  • What interventions, developments and investments are needed for the sector to realise its full potential?

TfN is also giving logistics firms the opportunity to share any relevant data or written material with the study team and highlight any project proposals or planned investments they feel should be considered as part of strategy development.

A stakeholder conference was held in Liverpool earlier this month, where baseline research was presented to attendees and key challenges for the logistics sector discussed.

An online survey is now being conducted for those that could not attend, which closes at midnight on Sunday 18 October. This can be completed at, where presentation slides from the stakeholder meeting can also be viewed.

If you have any questions about the study, please email:

TfN recently appointed its new chief executive David Brown.