With two major international Ports and an international airport, the Solent is an important location for freight distribution. The 2009 Freight Strategy for Urban South Hampshire offers solutions to problems that can be caused by freight services, such as encouraging the use of low-emission vehicles to improve air quality. It also promotes understanding and communication between local authorities and freight/logistics operators, and raises the profile of freight in local transport planning.

Freight Strategy document

Annex 1: Trends & Policy Background Note