Freight Quality Partnerships (FQP) aim to develop an understanding of freight, delivery and servicing issues and to promote constructive local solutions that reconcile the need for access to goods and services with local economic, environmental and social concerns.
Thurrock is unusual in having a high quantity of freight movements associated with its port and logistics activities. The proportion of heavy commercial vehicle movements relative to other traffic is very high. In addition, there are high numbers of deliveries being made to retailers in the Lakeside Basin and to other locations in the borough. Thurrock has a number of Air Quality Management Areas associated with major roads and reducing emissions will help improve air quality.
Thurrock freight quality partners include Thurrock Council and local businesses, such as those associated with the port, distribution and logistics centres. By working closer together, the partnership aims to reduce the impact of freight movements on local people and businesses, and to minimise the problems of freight delivery and servicing vehicle movements and vehicle emissions.
Businesses and freight transport companies based in or serving Thurrock can benefit from joining the FQP in the following ways:
Thurrock FQP is part of the Travel Thurrock Smarter Choices programme which has been set up as part of the council's successful bid for funding under the Department for Transport's Local Sustainable Transport Fund.
To join, or to find out further information on the Freight Quality Partnership, please contact: