Preparing For The Bounce Back: Eight Things That Will Never Be The Same.

By Martin Palmer, Strategic Supply Chain Consultant, FTA. As lockdown restrictions begin to ease, companies within the supply chain are now focusing their efforts on re-starting and scaling-up their operations to respond to growing demand. But with new safe working regulations now in place – in addition to changes in consumer and business behaviour – […]

Young Freight Forwarders Set To Take Off With Virtual Bake Off!

The British International Freight Association’s (BIFA) Young Forwarder Network will be relaunched online with a virtual ‘Bake Off’, taking place on Wednesday May 27th, starting at 15:00. Director General, Robert Keen says: “Lockdown caused a halt to the networking activities of our Young Forwarder Network (YFN) shortly after it had celebrated a very successful first […]

Road Space Reallocation Must Consider Logistics, Says FTA.

FTA, one of the UK’s biggest business groups, is urging clarity from government on the use of road space for logistics movements, after published guidelines for post-COVID-19 active travel by transport secretary Grant Shapps MP failed to contain recommendations for the sector. As Natalie Chapman, Head of Urban Policy at FTA comments, the published plans […]

FTA Becomes UK Provider of Electronic Consignment Notes.

FTA, the only business group representing all of the logistics sector, has been selected by TransFollow as a UK distributor of eCMR, the electronic version of consignment notes. John Lucy, Manager of International Trade and Transport Procedures at FTA, comments: “As the business organisation representing the logistics sector, FTA is thrilled TransFollow has recognised our […]

Rail Freight Steps Up To Deliver For Nation, According to FTA and RFG.

By launching dedicated services to transport critical supplies, running faster trains and increasing cargo capacity, rail is playing a crucial role in keeping goods moving throughout the Covid-19 outbreak, according to FTA and the Rail Freight Group (RFG). The two leading business groups are praising the role of rail in supporting the public, logistics industry […]

FTA Learns Cat C+e Apprenticeship Standard Has Been Approved.

FTA, the business organisation representing the logistics sector, has learned today (6 May 2020) that the long-awaited LGD Driver Apprenticeship Standard for Cat C+E licences, is to be published this summer. As Mags Simpson, policy manager at FTA, the standard cannot come quickly enough for an industry which has been plagued with skills shortages in […]

Mind The Gap (In Your Return To Work Strategy), Says FTA.

While the UK remains in lockdown to limit the spread of COVID-19, government ministers are preparing to issue their “back to work” plans to restart the economy. And according to FTA, the business group which represents the logistics industry, these plans will create both opportunity and risk for businesses keen to comply with new safe […]

Upidate: Angola Joins WISTA International.

The Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association is proud to announce a new initiative aimed at seafarers. WISTA Norway, WISTA UK, WISTA Singapore, WISTA Brazil, and WISTA Argentina have come together to offer free WISTA membership for seafarers through 31 August 2020. Membership allows seafarers to access the largest network of female managers in the […]

FTA Sets Out Industry’s Priorities For Northern Ireland Protocol.

One of the UK’s biggest business groups, FTA, has today (30 April 2020) launched its Northern Ireland Protocol Policy Report, a document to highlight the key measures its members from across the logistics sector believe are needed to keep trade between Northern Ireland (NI) and Great Britain (GB) moving as efficiently as possible once the Brexit […]