SBC Freight Workstreams

Transport is New Zealand’s second-largest source of greenhouse gas emissions, of which the movement of freight equates to approximately one quarter. The Government, via the Emissions Reductions Plan (May 2022), has a target to reduce emissions from freight transport by 35% by 2035.

Following the launch of the SBC Low Carbon Freight Pathway, which demonstrates a roadmap on how we can decarbonise the freight sector, SBC has developed three implementation workstreams which we believe will:

  • build a mechanism to support the delivery and uptake of low emission freight
  • enable businesses to understand and build business cases to invest in freight decarbonisation
  • remove barriers to mode shift and increase the ability to move more freight by coastal shipping and rail.

SBC is excited to bring these three collaborative workstreams to our membership. To express interest in joining one or more of the workstreams please contact Charlotte Kootstra.

Details of each workstream can be found within the following proposal links:


Why get involved?

  • “If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.” — Henry Ford
  • “Great things in business are never done by one person; they’re done by a team of people.” — Steve Jobs
  • “Collaboration allows us to know more than we are capable of knowing by ourselves.” — Paul Solarz
  • “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” — Helen Keller