We work with distribution companies and other organisations to keep freight moving safely in the region with minimum impact on the environment.

For updates on freight and logistics, email freight@tfgm.com

Moving freight by road


Lorry parking

Heavy and abnormal loads

Moving freight by other transport

We encourage moving freight by rail or water to reduce road congestion and cut pollution.

Regional facilities include:
- Rail freight terminal, Old Trafford
- Water freight, Manchester ship canal
- Air freight, Manchester airport

Government grants for switching to non-road transport.

Greater Manchester Freight Forum

Transport for Greater Manchester will continue to explore the issues, opportunities and innovative solutions in the freight and logistics sector in the next Greater Manchester Freight forum. This will take place on Thursday 25th April 2019. Please apply through Eventbrite. Further dates will be posted here when details are known.

Strategies and policies

Best practice schemes

We support schemes that improve the safety, sustainability and efficiency of road freight: