Zoe McLernon, Multi Modal Policy Manager, Logistics UK comments on the recent UK government freeports announcement
“Logistics UK is pleased to see the government progress its plans to establish Freeports across the UK; these sites have the potential to unlock significant opportunities for international trade post-Brexit. We called for an ambitious customs model, measures to speed up planning processes, and a commitment to geographic flexibility and opportunities for all transport modes – all of which have been included in the plans. We will continue working with government to ensure their establishment delivers the best outcome for logistics and the wider economy.”
Logistics UK (formerly FTA) is one of the UK’s leading business groups, representing logistics businesses which are vital to keeping the UK trading, and more than seven million people directly employed in the making, selling and moving of goods. With COVID-19, Brexit, new technology and other disruptive forces driving change in the way goods move across borders and through the supply chain, logistics has never been more important to UK plc. Logistics UK supports, shapes and stands up for safe and efficient logistics, and is the only business group which represents the whole industry, with members from the road, rail, sea and air industries, as well as the buyers of freight services such as retailers and manufacturers whose businesses depend on the efficient movement of goods. For more information about the organisation and its work, including its ground-breaking research into the impacts of COVID-19 on the whole supply chain, please visit logistics.org.uk
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