Business

Talent in Logistics launches jobs board

Talent in Logistics has launched a jobs board in partnership with Smart recruit online to help promote current recruitment opportunities during the COVID-19 crisis. The board is aimed at employers, recruitment agencies and those in the search for current employment opportunities.www.talentinlogistics.co.uk/jobs/. [+]

Tudor Freight boss calls for post-Brexit extension

Adam Johnson, director of Leeds-based Tudor International Freight, said that the Covid-19 pandemic should prompt the government to request an extension of the UK’s post-Brexit transition period. The crisis had already led to the second round of negotiations on a future free trade agreement between Britain ... [+]

Trade urges government to hit the Brexit pause button

The Freight Transport Association is petitioning government to seek an extension to the current transition period for leaving the European Union, as well as suspend other planned domestic legislation which will impact the logistics sector. It says the challenges posed by the COVID-19 virus will make ... [+]

Logistics people to be key workers in COVID-19 response

The government has categorised logistics workers as “key workers” in the COVID-19 response plans after urgent appeals by the Freight Transport Association to the Secretary of State for Transport, Grant Shapps, and his ministerial team. It means that logistics workers’ children can apply for access to ... [+]

Multimodal postponed to 4-6 November

The Multimodal exhibition and conference at the Birmingham NEC is to be rescheduled from mid-June to 4-6 November, due to the corona virus outbreak. Rob Jervis, portfolio director at organisers, Clarion Eventsn said: “I suspect that this announcement won’t be a great surprise to you. Despite ... [+]

FTA sets up emergency web portal

The Freight Transport Association has set up a free COVID-19 web portal at www.fta.co.uk/coronavirus. It gives an overview of essential information and advice for the industry, the support provided by FTA, and the business group’s demands of government at a critical time. In addition to links ... [+]

Amid the turmoil, Brexit talks get underway

Despite the corona virus chaos reigning in Europe, Brexit negotiations got under way in earnest in Brussels on 17 March, reports the Freight Transport Association. The logistics industry organisation reminded UK and EU negotiators to prioritise agreements on connectivity for transport.  While these decisions may seem ... [+]

ITT Hub and Microlise conferences fall victim to corona virus

The ITT Hub and the co-located Freight Transport Association Future Logistics Conference, due to take place in Farnborough on 13-14 May has postponed until 12-13 May 2021. Organisers Binswood Media said the decision had been taken as early as possible in response to requests from ... [+]

Please don’t stockpile, says FTA Ireland

FTA Ireland (FTAI) is asking the public not to stockpile, saying that the nation’s supply chain is resilient, after the government stepped up its corona virus response including closing schools and public institutions. Aidan Flynn, general manager of FTAI comments: “As the business organisation representing Ireland’s ... [+]

IRU sees road freight falling by a fifth

Global road transport activity could fall by up to 20% in 2020 as a result of the corona virus, says the International Road Transport Union (IRU). This could lead to a global loss in operator revenues of $2 trillion, it adds. Nearly 6% of all people ... [+]