FTA Transport Manager

FTA response to leaked No-Deal Brexit report

“FTA, which speaks for the logistics sector, is concerned that none of the planned scenarios leaked in this weekend’s report (Sunday Times) have been shared with the logistics industry in meetings over the past three years. We are ready and waiting to adopt and adapt to new trading practices but without knowing the scenarios the government believes industry should prepare for, logistics operators cannot be expected to take adequate steps

FTA exclusive: Decarbonising transport across Europe

Alex Veitch, Head of Multimodal Policy, FTA, explores the future and necessity of decarbonisation in multimodal transport throughout Europe Earlier this year, the UK became the first major economy to legislate for a net-zero greenhouse gas emission target by 2050; this commitment has been set in law through an amendment to the Climate Change Act 2008. While other European countries are yet to implement such legislation, the European Commission is committed to decarbonising

Undervalued professional LGV drivers jeopardise future logistics sector success

According to RTITB, failure to acknowledge the importance of those currently, or considering, working as LGV drivers is putting the future of the profession, and the UK logistics sector, at risk. “In our work with the transport and logistics industry, we all too often hear from LGV drivers that they do not see their job as a professional vocation and that others do not see them as professionals either,” says

Hyster optimises container repair yard handling

To make the inspection process of an empty shipping container faster, Hyster Europe has introduced a spreader support device option for its Empty Container Handlers. The company is also offering a Lift Truck with an attachment that can easily move a 40ft container into a workshop with narrow doors, and then rotate it. “To help them remain competitive, in container inspection, maintenance and repair operations, the visual inspection of empty

Packaging-led Innovation: The future of supply chain sustainability

In today’s society, there is ever-growing recognition of the impact we are having on our planet and the importance of sustainability. The ‘Blue Planet effect’, newly published scientific warnings and protests from hundreds of thousands of climate change activists around the world has propelled the situation into the spotlight and is being dubbed a “climate emergency”. The demands of eco-conscious consumers can no longer be ignored, and businesses must react


Countdown to compliance: Preparing for the Canadian ELD Mandate

Vince Arone, PinPoint GPS Solutions, a division of Descartes, discusses the necessities in preparing for the Canadian ELD Mandate for road safety The Government of Canada recently announced final regulations for a new mandate that will make road safety its top priority—and have an immediate impact on the trucking and logistics industry. This regulation will require the implementation of electronic logging devices (ELD) into all federally regulated commercial truck and


Business leaders too slow to embrace new energy export markets despite no-deal Brexit prospect

In the looming wake of a no deal Brexit energy supply chain companies are still finding exporting to new markets to be their hardest growth strategy, with many not prepared to gamble on new export investments at a time when the UK’s route out of Europe is still unclear, found a report released today by the Energy Industries Council (EIC). For the third year running EIC member companies surveyed still

FTA Transport Manager

Logistics sector needs to take 'No-deal' risk seriously

Britain’s logistics businesses and international supply chain managers are being urged to recognise the change of Government policy and accelerate their preparations for a No Deal Brexit by FTA, the business group which represents the sector.  The advice comes after the appointment of Boris Johnson as Prime Minister, who has made clear his intention to leave the EU without a deal on 31 October 2019 if a new withdrawal agreement

It’s time to register for the IMHX 2019 Forklift Operator Challenge

Talent in Logistics working in partnership with UniCarriers UK are calling for Britain’s most skilled operators to take part in this year’s Forklift Operator Challenge at IMHX 2019 from 24-27 September. Visitors to stand 6B190 will have the opportunity to demonstrate a high level of skill and accuracy by operating the UniCarriers award winning TX3 Electric Counterbalance Truck . Before the challenge, the UniCarriers team will familiarise each entrant with

Go-Now air charter specialist CharterSync shortlisted for FTA Award

With just over one month since its launch, London based start-up CharterSync has already gained recognition in the logistics industry through being short-listed for Air Business of the Year in the Freight Transport Association (FTA) Logistics awards. The CharterSync platform is an online Go-Now air charter booking system which adds convenience, speed and transparency to booking time-critical air charters.  During the first week of operation CharterSync has worked with 15