Tag: Freight Transport Association (FTA)

Logistics Urges Negotiators to Find Ways to Progress in Brexit Talks

As the latest round of Brexit negotiations gets under way between the UK and EU next week (1 June 2020), the leading business group representing logistics is urging officials to prioritise the needs of the industry on both sides of the Channel in the talks, in order to make prog...

Logistics needs support from all Scottish local authorities in COVID-19 recovery

The failure of several local authorities in Scotland to include the needs of logistics in their active travel plans will be detrimental to the country’s ability to recover economically from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to FTA. The business group, which represents the logistics sector, is urgi...

FTA Calls On Scottish Government To Recognise Logistics Workers

Following a parliamentary speech from Deputy First Minister of Scotland, John Swinney, FTA - the business group representing the logistics sector - is calling for the Scottish government to understand the vital role of the logistics industry, and its workers, during this challenging time. Mr Swi...

FTA Future Logistics Conference rescheduled

FTA has announced that its Future Logistics Conference, due to take place at ITT Hub, has now been rescheduled for the 12 and 13 May 2021. This comes following the announcement that Binswood Media, the organiser of ITT Hub, has taken the difficult decision to postpone its event as a result of the l...

FTA recognises 20 industry stars leading the way for logistics

The UK’s logistics sector is set for new heights in the next year in the hands of 20 industry stars, according to FTA, as it launches its 20 for 20 supplement today (27 November 2019). The supplement identifies the rising stars and industry veterans, nominated by FTA’s senior policy team, who a...

Push ahead on Heathrow expansion for the sake of post-Brexit trade, says FTA

An expanded Heathrow Airport is vital to support the UK’s global trading ambitions post-Brexit, according to FTA. Heathrow Limited’s Airport Expansion Consultation closes today (13 September 2019), and the FTA is urging the Department for Transport (DfT) to support Heathrow Limit...

FTA welcomes European Commission proposal to modify contingency measures

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) said yesterday's proposal from the European Commission to modify the end date of its contingency measures on road haulage and aviation would give UK logistics operators "welcome breathing space" as they continue their Brexit preparations. But with both pro...

FTA advises incoming PM against no deal Brexit ‘to keep Britain trading’

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has warned the incoming UK Prime Minister to consider the impacts a ‘No deal Brexit’ would have on UK-EU supply chains as said it be the "worst possible outcome" for the UK economy. The Conservative Party will announce today whether either Boris Johnso...

Government must provide clear Brexit guidelines for logistics industry

The UK Government must provide the logistics industry with clear and stable information so it can invest in the right technological solutions to prepare for Brexit, delegates at Multimodal 2019 heard last week. Delegates attending the event heard from key logistics decision makers that technolog...

FTA: Air freight must be prioritised in government’s aviation strategy

Air freight will play a pivotal role in achieving Britain’s future trading ambitions post-Brexit, according to the Freight Transport Association (FTA) so it must be placed at the front and centre of the government’s aviation strategy. Responding to the consultation, Aviation 2050 - the futur...

High Court rejects challenge against Heathrow Airport expansion

The High Court has today ruled against a challenge made by campaigners to controversial plans to build a third runway at Heathrow Airport. Judges gave their ruling on Wednesday following separate judicial reviews of the UK Government’s decision to approve the plans, brought by a group of counc...

Brexit: Article 50 extension welcomed by logistics and business

The decision announced yesterday to extend Article 50 and delay the UK's exit from the European Union (EU) has been welcomed by the Freight Transport Association (FTA) and CBI. The UK was set to leave today (12 April) with no deal if an extension had not been agreed, and the new deadline given by t...

Brexit: UK businesses with EU supply chains need to activate no deal plans

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) is warming logistics businesses to activate no deal Brexit plans as Friday (12 April) is still the legal date for the UK to leave the European Union (EU). The FTA is advising all businesses with EU supply chains to have their plans ready for possible imple...

Logistics Scotland conference to debate delivery of Scotland’s economic growth

Logistics Scotland conference to debate delivery of Scotland’s economic growth

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) says the latest forecasts by PricewaterhouseCoopers show Scotland’s economic growth is outpacing the rest of the UK – it is predicted to reach 1.2 per cent in 2019 - compared with the 1.1 per cent forecast for the UK as a whole. But the FTA said in orde...

Brexit: UK MPs vote against PM May’s deal with EU

UK MPs have again voted against PM Theresa May’s withdrawal agreement with the European Union (EU) after the deal was defeated in the House of Commons last night (Tuesday) by 149 votes. MPs will now vote tonight today (13 March) on whether they support a no deal or not. If a no deal Brexit is v...

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