FTA signs up Man U star for Northern Ireland lunch

Former Man United star Andy Cole will be speaking at FTA’s annual Northern Ireland Logistics Lunch, at the Merchant Hotel in Belfast on Friday 5 June. Famed for his role in the treble victory in 1999 – the Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League titles – the ex-England striker will inspire the audience with his tales of success, failure and resilience as post-lunch entertainment. FTA policy manager for Northern Ireland, Seamus ... [+]

A14 bypass is Christmas come early for FTA

The Freight Transport Association has welcomed opening of the Huntingdon Southern Bypass on the A14 between the Midlands and Felixstowe a year ahead of schedule. Head of east and south of England, Natalie Chapman, said the early launch “showcases the best in British ingenuity, hard work and efficiency; FTA and ... [+]

PD Ports scoops up water prize

PD Ports won the Water Business of the Year at the Freight Transport Association (FTA) Logistics Annual awards in London. The judges commended PD Ports for offering the ‘highest standards of service’ for its customers across its road, sea and rail networks when moving freight inland. Antonov Airlines took the Air ... [+]

UK logistics lags behind says FTA report

The UK's global competitiveness has dropped significantly and investment transport and logistics is urgently required to boost its attractiveness to international investors, according to a new Freight Transport Association (FTA) report released on 9 May. The 2019 Logistics Report, launched by FTA in association with Santander Corporate and Commercial Banking, ... [+]

We need the Customs tariff now, say shippers

The Freight Transport Association called on the Government to clarify its plans for the amount of customs duty that will be payable on imported goods in the event of a No Deal Brexit. It says it has sent mixed signals, only saying that it will announce the UK Customs tariff "shortly". ... [+]

FTA questions Kent road readiness

With less than two months until the UK’s scheduled departure from the EU, FTA is is questioning whether the government’s planned £29 million spending on the Operation Brock traffic management scheme for the Kent coast has been made available in time. Policy manager for the South East, Heidi Skinner, said: ... [+]

Haulage permit deadline is this Friday

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) is urging commercial vehicle operators to urgently submit applications for international road haulage permits urgently, applications for which close on Friday 18 January. It says that with No Deal exit from the European Union a very real possibility operators will need ECMT (European ... [+]

No clean air charge for Southampton

The Freight Transport Association has welcomed Southampton City Council’s rejection if a Clean Air Zone (CAZ) charge in Southampton, saying the decision would boost the port and local businesses. FTA says that the zone would have damaged the port and local economy but fail to deliver swift improvements in air ... [+]

Immigration White Paper disappoints

The Freight Transport Association said that the Government’s White Paper on immigration after Brexit, published on 19 December “ignores the very real needs and concerns of the logistics industry, which supports every facet of the UK economy.” Head of skills campaigns, Sally Gilson, said: “With skills shortages already being experienced among ... [+]

Common Transit Convention will help speed UK exports, say FTA and FTAI

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) and FTA Ireland have welcome the EU’s invitation to the UK to join its Common Transit Convention (CTC) in its own right, something the associations have been pressing for some time. In the event of no deal, traders would use CTC to temporarily suspend payment ... [+]

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