Clean Air Zone Postponement A Lifeline For Businesses.

In response to news today (6 April 2020) that the government is postponing the introduction of all Clean Air Zone (CAZs) until 2021, Natalie Chapman, Head of Urban Policy at FTA comments:    “As the business organisation representing the logistics sector, FTA has been urging government to delay the introduction of CAZs urgently to allow […]

Freight Association Welcomes Government Support For Exporters.

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) welcomes the additional support that the Department for International Trade (DIT) is making available to 160,000 exporters and international investors. BIFA Director General, Robert Keen says: “We understand that UK businesses are now eligible to secure export insurance cover to major international markets, in addition to export finance, to […]

Hikrobot Launches UK Intralogistics Robot Revolution.

Hikrobot has launched its range of flexible mobile robots for intralogistics applications to the UK and Europe through Cranfield–based systems integrator, Invar Systems. The robots can be supplied as part of a complete solution to provide highly productive automated transport and goods-to-person order picking operations. Hikrobot systems deliver significant benefits in the form of: greater […]

Van Excellence Celebrates 10 Years In Operation.

More vans than ever before are now being operated to the highest standards of safety, compliance and efficiency, thanks to Van Excellence, a scheme administered by FTA. Celebrating the scheme’s ten-year anniversary, FTA is pleased to announce 2019 was another successful year with 105 companies achieving Van Excellence recognition. The Van Excellence scheme provides operators […]

Versatility Of Custom-Built Flower Trailers Help Grow Freshlinc’s Chilled Food Distribution Capacity.

Ten Schmitz Cargobull reefers originally specified by FreshLinc to transport air freight flowers have been redeployed to support peak demand for chilled food distribution. The custom-built assets, co-designed by the manufacturer and FreshLinc, incorporate a Hydraroll Trailerloda rollerbed system – ideal for ensuring the quick and safe loading of air cargo containers containing fresh flowers […]

Europa’s RAPID Programme Finalists At The School Leaver Awards 2020.

There is good news for Europa Worldwide Group’s innovative RAPID Career Development Programme. The school leaver programme has been announced as finalists in three categories, with nine nominations overall, at the prestigious School Leaver Awards 2020. The national awards celebrate the top employers and training providers for school and college leavers and help young people […]