Goodwill called for a greater commitment to high standards for goods coming into the UK from Australia

EFRA Committee calls for standards commitment: Australia FTA

By Gwen Ridler

The Environment Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Committee has called on the new Government to commit to higher standards for UK food after its ‘disappointing’ response to recommendations for the Australian Free trade agreement (FTA).

The FTA warned of more fatalities if the French government doesn't intervene

FTA urges action after driver dies at migrant barrier

By Matt Atherton

The French government must take urgent action to protect drivers’ safety after a van driver was killed when his vehicle crashed into lorries allegedly queuing at a makeshift barrier, made by migrants, near Calais, said the Freight Transport Association...

The UK has the most congested roads in Europe (Flickr/jonbgem)

Food firms best at navigating Europe’s busiest roads

By Matt Atherton

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has urged all UK logistics operators to follow the food and drink industry’s example in using real-time traffic information to avoid delays, after it was revealed the UK had the most congested roads in Europe.

A boost in infrastructure spending, including tackling congestion, was welcomed by the FTA

Infrastructure spending boost is ‘great news’: FTA

By Matt Atherton

The increased infrastructure spending, announced in the chancellor’s Autumn Statement, has been welcomed by the Freight Transport Association (FTA), which described it as “great news”.

A new wall is planned in Calais to extend existing security measures

Calais wall is simply ‘a sticking plaster’: FTA

By Matt Atherton

The controversial construction of a 4m-high wall in Calais – planned to help resolve transport chaos at the port, caused partly by illegal migrants – is “simply a sticking plaster” that will not solve the problem of violence at the Jungle migrant camp,...

Government plans to invest in motorway improvements could bring benefits for food firms

Transport firms welcome Midlands motorway spend

By Rick Pendrous

Plans by the government to invest more than £1.5bn on motorway improvements will make journeys easier at traffic hot spots across the Midlands and have been welcomed by the Freight Transport Association (FTA).

More should be done to end the Calais chaos: FTA

Transport chaos in Calais ‘must end now’: FTA

By Michael Stones

The French government must act urgently to end the transport chaos in the port of Calais caused by striking French ferry workers, warns the Freight Transport Association (FTA), as further strikes were planned today (July 7).