The Freight Transport Association (FTA), the only business group representing all of logistics, has announced its support of Freight in the City 2018, a conference and exhibition dedicated to clean, safe and quiet urban deliveries, which illustrates its commitment to a sustainable future for freight.
Taking place at the Alexandra Palace in London on 6 November 2018, more than 1,000 members of the logistics industry will gather to shape the future of sustainability in the sector and better understand the impact of air quality initiatives, such as Clean Air Zones (CAZs). More than 60 exhibitors will be showcasing the latest technologies and vehicles available to help companies to deliver quietly, safely and sustainably in an urban environment.
Natalie Chapman, Head of South of England and Urban Policy, FTA comments: “Improving air quality and reducing vehicle emissions is a key focus for the government. While FTA and the wider logistics sector supports schemes promoting clean and sustainable deliveries, the urban freight environment is now in a state of flux and confusion.”
“From the introduction of CAZs, Ultra Low Emission Zones, to the London Direct Vision Standard, there are a plethora of new rules and patchwork regulations to consider and FTA advises any company operating commercial vehicles to attend Freight in the City”
“Now in its fourth year of supporting the expo, FTA is totally aligned with the aim of Freight in the City: to usher in a new era of sustainable and responsible urban deliveries. We continue to campaign on behalf of our 17,000 members to ensure any new government initiative is developed with the needs of the logistics sector in mind and offers our members guidance and support wherever possible.”
Hayley Pink , Urban Editor, Freight in the City commented: “Now, more than ever, operators need to be up to speed with the latest regulations on air quality and safety when it comes to delivering into urban areas. Our seminar programme will encourage debate around the challenges of city logistics, while recognising the pioneering work already being carried out by industry.”
“We’re delighted FTA is supporting the event once again and look forward to welcoming delegates to this year’s exciting Freight in the City Expo in London”
Delegates are invited to visit FTA’s stand in the Compliance Zone, where FTA’s specialist urban and environmental policy team will be available to offer advice and support.
FTA will also be holding a speaker session at the event to explore the challenges of urban operations and explain how companies can benefit from its Logistics Emissions Reduction Scheme.
For more information or to register for Freight in the City please click here.
To discover more about the Freight Transport Association, please visit fta.co.uk.
Efficient logistics is vital to keep Britain trading, directly having an impact on more than seven million people employed in the making, selling and moving of goods. With Brexit, new technology and other disruptive forces driving change in the way goods move across borders and through the supply chain, logistics has never been more important to UK plc.
A champion and challenger, FTA speaks to Government with one voice on behalf of the whole sector, with members from the road, rail, sea and air industries, as well as the buyers of freight services such as retailers and manufacturers.