Leading professional body the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) has released a new infographic revealing its vision of transport in 20 years’ time, including soaring water-borne freight use and rising population pressures.
The diagram details the results of its Vision 2035 policy series, with key findings including forecasts of a 33% increase in road travel, 84% in rail freight and 180% in sea freight.
The population is predicted to have risen by 14% to 72 million between 2008 and 2033 with almost a quarter of the country’s inhabitants expected to be over 65 in 25 years’ time.
While numbers of miles travelled by each UK resident continue to climb, the average number of trips per person has fallen.
Carbon emissions from freight are also expected to have reduced by 80% by 2050, with the UK predicted to be in the top 10% of countries internationally for its freight and logistics capabilities.
CILT hopes the infographic will ‘stimulate debate, lead to a fuller understanding of future issues and generate ideas on how the transport and logistics sectors more widely can help to improve our response to them’.