FTA Response To Emission Zone Postponement.

In response to news that the introduction of Oxford’s Zero Emission Zone (ZEZ) is due to be postponed and Birmingham City Council and Leeds City Council have requested postponements of their Clean Air Zone (CAZs), Natalie Chapman, Head of Urban Policy at FTA comments: “As the business organisation representing the logistics sector, FTA supports the […]

Business Supposed To Remain Open Throughout Covid-19, Reminds FTA.

FTA, the business group representing the logistics industry, wants to reassure the public that it is working hard to keep the nation trading during the COVID-19 pandemic, and is busy supporting all sectors of the economy, in line with government advice. FTA wants to make clear that businesses are supposed to remain operational as usual. […]

Europa Road Steps Up A Gear With New Partnership.

Europa Road has announced a new partnership with Gardner Distribution, further strengthening its leading logistics operation by expanding its reach across the South West region. Operating the UK’s largest European groupage hub, Europa Road is part of Europa Worldwide Group, the specialist road, air & sea and warehouse operator. Europa Road’s network of 13 UK […]

Synergy Group Calls For Collective Action On Shipping’s Coronavirus Crewing Crisis.

The organisation of collective crew changes at key hub ports by ship managers and owners has the potential to solve the seafarer welfare crisis currently threatening global supply chains, believes Captain Rajesh Unni, Founder and CEO of leading Singapore-based ship manager Synergy Group, which employs over 12,000 seafarers on more than 300 vessels. “I believe […]

Müller Launches Major Recruitment Drive To Help Feed The Nation.

The nation’s favourite dairy brand[1] has launched a significant recruitment push for up to 300 additional key workers to help feed the nation. This follows strong consumer demand for dairy products like fresh milk, yogurts and butter. To meet recent demand, Müller has significantly raised its total output but with demand expected to remain high, […]

WSTA Comment On Essential Workers.

Miles Beale, Chief Executive of the Wine and Spirit Trade Association, said: “The WSTA team has sought clarification from Government on what is classified as essential businesses. We have consulted extensively with DEFRA, who have not given us a definitive view, however they have accepted that we will be advising our members – with businesses […]

Hermes Doubles Number Of Lockers To Help Support Social Distancing.

Hermes, the consumer delivery specialist, has increased the number of lockers available for its customers to use to return or send items as part of its drive for contactless delivery and to support social distancing. The lockers, operated in partnership with InPost, are located in a variety of safe and secure outdoor locations around the […]

Green Lanes Should Mean ‘Go’ For Freight, Says FTA.

FTA, the business group representing the UK’s logistics industry, has today (26 March 2020) urged all EU member states to act upon the EU guidelines on green lanes for goods at borders, in order to ensure the continuous flow of trade and support essential services, keep shops full and protect the economy. The call comes […]