FTA gets in quick

[ May 8, 2015   //   ]

Within hours of David Cameron being confirmed as the next prime minister, the Freight Transport Association urged him and his new Government to recognise the importance of logistics in keeping the people of Britain supplied with essential goods they need.
FTA director of policy, Karen Dee, said that policies “must ensure the industry can be as efficient and effective as possible in support of businesses and consumers in the UK. Our objective is to ensure that the UK has a safe, efficient and sustainable supply chain, and we sincerely hope that the new Government will support us in these goals.”
In its Logistics Manifesto 2015, FTA said that the freight industry requires better support from Government, and set out key issues which need addressing– including a cut in fuel duty; addressing skills shortages and recruiting professional drivers; and ensuring UK’s infrastructure networks (including airport capacity) are capable of meeting freight needs.
Logistics was not exactly centre-stage in the election campaign. However, on a visit to the hotly contested South Thanet constituency, David Cameron said that he was “very keen” to save Manston Airport – closed by current owner Ann Gloag.