Newcastle University


For the application site of Newcastle, SMARTSET has been integrated into the Tyne and Wear Freight Partnership (TWFP), formed seven years ago with the purpose and objective to deliver safe, sustainable and efficient freight for Tyne and Wear (Metropolitan County, also comprising the City of Newcastle). The body has recently been renamed the “North East Freight Partnership”, due to the extended coverage that has now brought the Northumberland and County Durham local authorities into its purview. It seeks to understand the problems and issues relating to freight movement in the new, expanded region and to provide a mechanism through which they can be addressed. It also has the role of facilitating improved efficiency, safety and sustainability of freight movement.

Network partners there comprise:

  • Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT)
  • Northumbria University
  • The Highways Agency
  • Newcastle City Council
  • Northumberland County Council
  • Sunderland City Council
  • Gateshead Council
  • Tyne & Wear Local Transport Planning Team (LTP)
  • North Tyneside Council
  • South Tyneside Council
  • Tyne and Wear Integrated Transport Authority
  • Elddis transport
  • Freight Transport Association
  • Road Haulage Association
  • A.G.Barr
  • Port of Tyne
  • Durham City Council
  • Professional Drivers Association