The main objectives of this study and action plan are; to promote efficient and effective distribution of freight movement in the SEStran area; support the development of the transport network for the region, for distribution purposes; produce tangible outcomes to localised freight transport problems; promote sustainable distribution in the SEStran area, including greater use of environmentally friendly modes and development of inter-modal freight facilities ;promote industry best practice initiatives; share information and increase knowledge of freight issues among SEStran local authorities and the freight sector; enhance understanding among different stakeholders and help to reach compromise where there are conflicting objectives. The plan aims to provide; the maximum benefit to the region, be straight forward to implement with manageable costs, provide SEStran with high visibility outputs, promote Local Authority collusion and provide common standards across the SEStran region.