Alan McKinnon is Professor of Logistics in the Kühne Logistics University, Hamburg. A graduate of the universities of Aberdeen, British Columbia and London, he has been researching and teaching in freight transport / logistics for 40 years and published extensively on many different aspects of the subject. Much of his research in recent years has been on the decarbonisation of logistics. Professor McKinnon has been an adviser to several governments, parliamentary committees and international organisations, including the ITF/OECD, the World Bank, European Commission, the United Nations and the IPCC. He was chairman of the World Economic Forum’s Logistics Council and the Transport Advisory Group of the EU Horizon 2020 research programme.