Transport

‘Freight commissioner’ for London needed: FTA

‘Freight commissioner’ for London needed: FTA

By Mike Stones

A new freight commissioner for London is needed – to speed the delivery of goods, including food and drink products – the Freight Transport Association (FTA) has urged.

Amazon plans to build a £1.2bn air cargo hub in the US

Amazon to build £1.2bn air cargo hub

By Gwen Ridler

Online retail giant Amazon is to build a £1.2bn ($1.5bn) air cargo hub at an airport in the US and create more than 2,000 jobs, to help fulfil its global orders.

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”.

Logistics demand is increasing, as the economy revives

Logistics demand rises as economy picks up

By Rick Pendrous

A stronger UK economy is leading to increased logistics demand, according to the findings of the Freight Transport Association’s (FTA’s) Logistics Report 2016.

Investing in training puts foods firms on the road to profit, claims Gary Benardout

HGV training ‘puts food firms on the road to profit’

By Gary Benardout

From restaurants to supermarkets and fishmongers to greengrocers, almost all types of business rely on road logistics in one way or another, especially the food and drink industry. So, it pays to invest in training drivers of heavy goods vehicles (HGVs).

Transport Select Committee plans to probe the driver shortage have been welcomed by the industry

Freight industry welcomes driver skills probe

By Michael Stones

The freight industry has welcomed plans to probe the lack of professional drivers in the haulage sector, unveiled by Parliament’s Transport Select Committee.

The new detector aims to protect drivers against migrants entering their vehicles

New hi-tech answer to migrants in trucks

By Michael Stones

A new portable device designed to detect stowaways in trucks transporting vegetables, fruit and other goods has been launched by the Freight Transport Association (FTA), as the FTA Ireland urges its government to press for a resolution of the migrant...

Chilled air freight carriers are being kept busy

Fresh food air freight sees ‘biggest year ever’

By Rick Pendrous

IAG Cargo, the business formed between British Airways Cargo and Cargo Iberia back in April 2011, has seen a dramatic rise in its perishable chilled air freight business over the past four years as imports of fruit and vegetables from Africa and Latin...

Tate & Lyle logistics man heads up FTA

Tate & Lyle logistics man heads up FTA

Andy Haines, head of logistics at Tate & Lyle Sugars Europe, is the new President of the Freight Transport Association (FTA), succeeding John...

New appointments at Fuerst Day Lawson

New appointments at Fuerst Day Lawson

Ingredients supplier Fuerst Day Lawson (FDL) is strengthening its Seeds and Natural Products division with the internal appointment of Marni Anderson...

New Unilever depot

New Unilever depot

Unilever is planning to open a 4,000m2distribution centre in Cannock this September to handle all of its ambient food.Exel, which will manage the...

Depot despair

Depot despair

Two out of five firms operating in transport and logistics believe they will have to reassess the location and design of warehousing as a result of...

On the road to compliance

On the road to compliance

By Lynda Searby

The Road Transport Directive has made a 48 hour working week for drivers mandatory. But at what cost to the food industry? Lynda Searby finds out

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