Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Chris Welsh MBE to retire from the Freight Transport Association

After 36 years’ dedicated service, Chris Welsh MBE will be retiring from the Freight Transport Association as its Director of Global and European Policy at the end of May 2018. Welsh has spent his career at FTA defending and advancing the interests of importers and exporters (shippers) in their dealings with the world’s shipping lines […]

TIACA ES: GACAG outlines five key priorities

Members of the Global Air Cargo Advisory Group (GACAG) outlined five key priorities at The International Air Cargo Association’s (TIACA) Executive Summit in Miami at the opening plenary session on 19 October, writes Justin Burns. GACAG is made up of TIACA, the International Air Transport Association (IATA), International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) and […]

Heathrow unveils 10 step plan to reduce freight emissions

Heathrow Airport has unveiled its 10 step Blueprint for Sustainable Freight plan to reduce freight emissions while volumes continue to grow. Non-executive chairman, Lord Deighton unveiled the plans at the British Chambers of Commerce International Trade Summit in Birmingham to address the environmental impact of cargo and how Heathrow plans to grow with expansion but […]

Multimodal 2017: Industry needs to speak same language

The industry needs to speak the same language to improve quality, Multimodal 2017 delegates were told in the Valuing Air Cargo Performance session in Birmingham (UK) on 4 April. In the session, speakers agreed that quality has improved considerably but further improvements are still needed, and all players in the supply chain need to speak […]

Global Shippers’ Forum and Cargo iQ sign MoU

The Global Shippers’ Forum (GSF) and Cargo iQ have signed a memorandum of understanding to implement the latter’s Quality Management System (QMS) and promote sustainability in the air cargo supply chain. The MoU, which was signed at The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) Air Cargo Forum in Paris on 26 October, is designed to promote […]

Heathrow runway decision welcomed by FTA

Freight Transport Association director of global & European policy, Chris Welsh

The decision to increase capacity at Heathrow Airport is the “right choice” for the UK economy, the freight industry and the nation, according to the Freight Transport Association (FTA). The UK Government approved expansion of a third runway today and the FTA says it is essential for UK importers and exporters who rely on the […]

UK runway decision needed now, says FTA’s Welsh

The importance of Heathrow as a world-class hub for UK imports and exports was highlighted by the Freight Transport Association’s (FTA) director of global and European policy, Chris Welsh on Wednesday. He addressed the ‘Shaping the Future Heathrow’ Conference at the Royal Institute of British Architects in London – which explored the airport’s future development and stressed the need […]

FTA condemns further runway expansion delay

Freight Transport Association director of global & European policy, Chris Welsh

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has expressed its dismay that a decision to increase runway capacity in the South East of England will be further delayed until the Conservative party elects a new leader. The UK government had been due to make a decision on whether Heathrow Airport should receive approval for a third runway, or […]

UK businesses echo FTA call for Heathrow third runway decision

UK business leaders have echoed the Freight Transport Association’s (FTA) call for the UK government to make a decision regarding expanding Heathrow Airport. Business leaders including the Confederation of British Industry president, Paul Drechsler says “decisive action” is needed and the government needs to “get on” and expand Heathrow Airport. In July this year, the […]

Freight Transport Association praises Heathrow expansion plans

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has praised Heathrow Airport for its plans to invest £180 million ($277.6 million) to double airfreight volumes. The airport will be spent on cargo facilities, processes and people. It will include a specialist pharmaceutical storage area to cater for ever rising demand for high value and temperature sensitive medicine. The […]