Our 13 ports are of international significance
and collectively carry half of the UK’s freight

Better connections to the East’s 13 ports and three international airports can help UK businesses thrive

Freight to and from ports is currently vulnerable to major delays and incidents which result in temporary road or rail closures. We will work with the freight industry and local authorities on a Future of Freight Plan for the East.

Along with identifying improvements to the transport network for freight, this will tackle the availability of high-quality facilities for trucks and drivers along port access routes.

It will also provide recommendations on improving journey time, resilience, diversionary routes for road and increasing capacity on rail networks that serve ports on a corridor basis.

Our Keeping Trade on Track report highlights how the region has an important role in the movement of freight movement across the UK, and looks at the benefit of moving freight movements to rail.