Freight industry calls for Brexit breathing-space – updated

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) is calling for the government to request an implementation period for whatever Brexit agreement is reached, to enable the industry to adopt and adapt to new trading practices with the EU – including implementation of the Northern Ireland Protocol. Following his participation at the House of Lords Select Committee on 3 June, FTA policy manager for Northern Ireland, Seamus Leheny, said that with less than seven ... [+]

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 the effective implementation of any ... [+]

Scots to debate logistics challenges at FTA event

The Freight Transport Association’s second annual Logistics Scotland Conference, to be held at the Macdonald Inchyra Hotel in Falkirk on 7 May, will debate the industry’s key role in helping the economy to grow, along with how it can optimise services while remaining flexible and responsive to changing demands. Content for ... [+]

FTA welcomes Ulster breakthrough

The Freight Transport Association’s Northern Ireland policy manager Seamus Leheny, has welcomed the news that the province’s administration in Stormont is to sit again. He said it would bring logistics businesses “long-overdue reassurance that the sector’s concerns, and the future of NI trade, can once again be prioritised by government”. Vital ... [+]

Multimodal expert for FTA

FTA has appointed Zoe McLernon to the new role of multimodal policy manager. She will join FTA’s 17-strong policy team to speak on behalf of its multimodal members to stakeholders and government and to ensure their interests are represented and their views heard and acted upon. [+]

Sulphur surcharges not needed or wanted, says FTA

The Freight Transport Association in Northern Ireland says it is concerned over additional shipping surcharges imposed by lines to meet the cost of new sulphur limits in marine fuel, describing them as an old-fashioned hang-over from a previous era. Managing input cost changes is a normal part of business and ... [+]

FTA to put Scots logistics under the microscope

The Freight transport Association is holding a multimodal one-day event, Logistics Scotland 2019, on 30 May in Falkirk.  Expert speakers will provide industry and government viewpoints affecting all modes of transport and there will also be opportunities for discussion and feedback, as well as networking with other professionals from across ... [+]

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