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Leeds conference to explore waterways

[ October 1, 2018   //   ]

The Canal & River Trust will be holding the Freight by Water 2018 conference in Leeds on Wednesday 10 October, with the support of the Freight Transport Association.

It brings together operators, freight carriers, logistics specialists and public bodies to look closely at the potential of the mode in the UK and beyond.

Stephen Anderson, chair of FTA’s Freight by Water – the UK’s official body for promoting the benefits of water freight said:  “There’s never been a better time for businesses to explore waterways as a means of freight transport. With continued rises in fuel prices and the government’s push to reduce carbon emissions, waterways provide businesses with the perfect opportunity to reduce costs and environmental impact, while avoiding increasingly congested roads.  Waterways should be an integral part of any effective multi-modal logistics strategy, but further investment in infrastructure is desperately needed for it to reach its full potential – this will be tackled during Freight by Water 2018.”

The free event will also include an optional visit to view a site earmarked for development as an inland port in Stourton, Leeds.

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