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Freight and logistics

We work with distribution companies and other organisations to keep freight moving safely in the region with minimum impact on the environment.

For updates on freight and logistics, email

Moving freight by road


Lorry parking

Heavy and abnormal loads

Moving freight by other transport

We encourage moving freight by rail or water to reduce road congestion and cut pollution.

Regional facilities include:
- Rail freight terminal, Old Trafford
- Water freight, Manchester ship canal
- Air freight, Manchester airport

Government grants for switching to non-road transport.

Greater Manchester Freight Forum

The twice-yearly forum shares good practice and information between freight companies and other organisations. The next forum is:

  • Thursday 28 September 2017

Please contact for more details.

Strategies and policies

Best practice schemes

We support schemes that improve the safety, sustainability and efficiency of road freight: