Efficient freight transport and logistics systems are essential for our everyday life. But freight transport also contributes significantly to climate change and air pollution. Growing e-commerce, parcel and food delivery volumes cause more freight and delivery trips and thus more emissions. To make freight transport and logistics more sustainable, holistic approaches are needed. Promoting intermodal transport and shifting freight transport from the road to rail and inland waterways is equally important as the electrification of freight transport and the efficient management of freight fleets. In addition, strong efforts, standards and regulations are needed in order to make freight transport more reliable and resilient and to make the transport of dangerous goods more safe.