Alan McKinnon is Professor of Logistics in Kühne Logistics University, Hamburg and Professor Emeritus at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh. He has been researching and teaching in freight transport / logistics for over 40 years and has published widely in journals and books on many different aspects of the subject. Much of his research has focused on ways of reducing the environmental impact of logistics. He has been an adviser to several governments, parliamentary committees and international organisations, including the International Transport Forum/OECD, the World Bank, European Commission, World Economic Forum and Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. In 2018 he published a book on Decarbonizing Logistics.