Saturday, June 22, 2024

Industry joins forces to safely move lithium batteries

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is joining forces with other industry bodies to ensure lithium batteries are moved safely by air. By partnering with the Global Shippers Forum (GSF), the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) and The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA), they are renewing calls for governments to crack down on […]

Logistics must take threat of No Deal Brexit seriously

Rees-Mogg and the Brexit Multiverse of Madness

With Boris Johnson receiving the keys for 10 Downing Street, the Freight Transport Association is warning that the logistics sector needs to take the risk of a No Deal Brexit seriously. The Prime Minister has made it clear that the UK will be leaving the European Union on 31 October whether or not a new […]

FTA welcomes Brexit transition but calls for more details

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has welcomed the announcement of a Brexit transitional period ending in December 2020 but warns that there is still uncertainty over the details. The association’s deputy chief executive officer, James Hookham says though this is positive news, a huge amount of technical agreement is still required to ensure that trade […]

FTA urges government not to leave EU Customs Union

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has urged the new government to review the decision to leave the European Union (EU) Customs Union following the 8 June General Election. The association says 44 per cent of the UK’s exports in goods and services were transported to the EU in 2016, valued at £240 billion ($310 million), […]

FTA: Dover and Europe to benefit if Heathrow is not expanded

The port of Dover will benefit if a decision is not made on expanding UK runway capacity, as freight will travel to European airports, the Freight Transport Association (FTA) warns. The UK government is expected to make a decision on whether it supports expanding either Heathrow Airport or Gatwick Airport though a final decision may […]