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First meeting for Welsh freight group

[ October 31, 2013   //   ]

The first meeting of a new Ministerial Task and Finish Group on freight transport in Wales took place on 31 October. It is chaired by former president of the Wales TUC, Brian Curtis, and has been set up to advise the Transport Minister Edwina Hart on what needs to be done to better support freight transport to help meet the Welsh Government’s economic priorities. The new Group will focus on the key demand and capacity areas and interventions needed to support the development of Enterprise Zones and business centres more widely. The group will report back to the Minister in the spring.

Other members of the group include Ian Davies, Stena Line, route manager for the Irish Sea South region, Ian Gallagher, Freight Transport Association, head of policy, Wales and Southwest England, Mathew Kennerley, ABP Ports, director South Wales, Neil McDonald, DB Schenker Rail, managing director industrial, Nick Payne, Road Haulage Association, regional director Wales, Robin Smith, Rail Freight Group, Wales representative, Paddy Walsh, Irish Ferries, UK Ports Manager, Holyhead Port and Peter Willey, Network Rail, senior freight route manager, Wales, Western and Wessex region.

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