FTA Transport Manager

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 Swinney spoke yesterday to explain that the Scottish government is passing responsibility down to local authorities to work with schools in establishing who the children

Scotland Transport

More could be done to improve Scottish National Transport Strategy

Pressure from FTA has led to significant improvements to the Scottish National Transport Strategy Publication (NTS2), released 05 February 2020, with the document now recognising the importance of the logistics sector to achieving sustainable Scottish economic growth. However, the business organisation is concerned that plans to phase out the sale of new petrol and diesel vans by 2032 are unrealistic without the right infrastructure in place. Mags Simpson, FTA’s Head

FTA Transport Manager

Logistics Scotland conference to host infrastructure minister

Following 18 April 2019’s announcement of a £5 billion package of investment for Scotland’s infrastructure, logistics businesses from across the country will be keen to learn how the money is to be distributed to ensure that the country keeps trading efficiently in the years ahead.  And attendees at FTA’s Logistics Scotland conference, taking place on 30 May 2019, will be among the first given the opportunity to quiz government about

Logistics Scotland conference to debate of Scotland's economic growth

The latest forecasts by PricewaterhouseCoopers show that Scotland’s economic growth is outpacing the rest of the UK – it is predicted to reach 1.2% in 2019, compared with the 1.1% forecast for the UK as a whole.  But in order for this growth to be delivered, the economy needs its supply chain to remain robust and resilient, despite outside factors which could curb expansion.To provide leaders from across the sector

Scotland’s largest port in Grangemouth continues major investment programme

The Port of Grangemouth is well underway with a multi-million pound investment programme to strengthen its position as Scotland’s premier port. The programme includes container terminal surfacing upgrades, new terminal operating system, warehouse development and a ship to shore crane investment. Resurfacing development is under construction which will further increase the capacity of the busy container terminal by around 1,000 TEUs to position the port ahead of the market. This

Cumbernauld, Scotland

Greater expansion in Cumbernauld, Scotland by UK freight forwarder Davies Turner

Greater expansion of UK freight forwarder and logistics company Davies Turner is underway in Cumbernauld, Scotland. Doubling its Cumbernauld capacity, Scottish shippers now have even more freedom to choose a service that delivers. The implementation of an additional 20,000 sq ft of warehousing, with a height of 10m, has doubled the capacity of the existing warehouse: the amount of racking has also been increased and five powered dock-levellers and another two floor-loading