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In the press

Below are examples of press and internet articles / letters relating to my work on logistics.

June 1 2022

Interview with my KLU colleague, Moritz Petersen, for the German transport and logistics online newsite Trans.INFO on the decarbonisation of trucking operations. It appeared in a Trans.INFO publication on ‘Climate Protection and Sustainability in Transport and Logistics’ English translation.


April 11  2022

Article about the benefits and problems of carbon labelling consumer products. Published in the Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad  English translation 



November 5  2021

Letter in the Guardian on the practicality of carbon footprinting every product and service. 


August 17 2021

Article about the decarbonisation of shipping and globalisation in Austrian newspaper Der Standard - link to English translation


April 27 2021

Interview about decarbonisation of small road carriers - link to English translation



April 21 2021: link to article


February 2021: link to article



19 February 2021:  link to article


12 February 2021: link to interview about logistics impact of Brexit - English version


Financial Times, 25 November 2020


The Guardian, 24 November 2019



The Guardian, 4 January 2019


City A.M.


Financial Times letter (23 August 2017)

FT Letter



Crowdshipping: Jeder kann Kurier Sein (Everyone can be a courier)

Eurotransport de report


BBC News – Business (18 January 2017)

All aboard the China to London Freight Train

  BBC News China train


MAN Diesel and Turbo Magazine (December 2015)

The Road to Decarbonization (p.38-39)



Guardian letter 2 April 2014 

Guardian letter from Alan McKinnon

Amazon continues to provide a link to our 2009 report at its ‘Amazon and our Planet’ page:


Deutsche Welle, 2013

How the global cargo industry is cleaning up its act

DW online article by Alan McKinnon


Private Eye, April 2008

Victim of a rather unfair drubbing

Alan McKinnon in Private Eye



Herald, October 2010

Press coverage of report challenging an EU proposal in 2010 to restrict the height of lorry trailers. This could have resulted in the phasing out of the UK’s large fleet of double-deck trailers which yield substantial economic and environmental benefit.

Alan McKinnon in The Herald


Scotsman, 20 October 2010

Alan McKinnon in The Scotsman


Commercial Motor, 2004

Considered by the trade press to be a ‘boffin’ for the road haulage industry following contributions to the debate on lorry road user charging 

Boffin article

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