Logistics UK has highlighted that the opportunity for freight via released capacity from HS2 is substantial and should be taken advantage of.
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Formerly the FTA, Logistics UK is one of the biggest business groups in the UK, supporting and shaping efficient logistics. It is the only business group in the UK that represents all of logistics, with members from the road, rail, sea and air industries, as well as the buyers of freight services such as retailers and manufacturers whose businesses depend on the efficient and effective movement of goods.
In this issue, we feature articles from industry experts on a vast range of topics including: What HS2 will mean for rail freight capacity in Britain; the latest developments on the Ceneri Base Tunnel project; and how GTR’s workforce is its greatest asset, plus our 'Smart Track Maintenance' and 'Cyber-Security'…
With the UK rail network set to end franchising, Logistics UK has called for rail freight operations to be safeguarded during the reform.
The rail industry is under pressure to reduce its emissions and meet global government sustainability targets. This In-Depth Focus will explore how a modal shift to rail would help to achieve these goals, and how solutions such as alternative powered trains will play a key part.
This issue takes a look at South Africa’s complex signalling modernisation programme, the next steps in standardisation of data exchanges between TMS and trains, GTR's passenger-centric response to the challenges of COVID-19, plus our 'Decarbonising Rail', 'High-Speed Rail Development' and 'Rail: Thinking Long-Term' In-Depth Focuses.
The FTA and the Rail Freight Group (RFG) have praised the role of rail in supporting the public, logistics industry and wider UK economy as it steps up to deliver essential items across the nation during the COVID-19 pandemic.
After 10 years with the Freight Transport Association (FTA), the business organisation representing the UK’s logistics industry, Chief Executive David Wells reveals his ambitions for the association’s next decade, which he believes will drive even more achievements for its members.
The UK Prime Minister has confirmed that HS2 will go ahead, with construction for Phase 1 from London to the West Midlands set to begin in April 2020.
As we welcome a new decade, Alex Veitch, Head of Multimodal Policy at FTA, looks at the global picture and prospects for rail freight; exploring what the UK can learn from the successes of other nations and what the future holds for this valuable sector.
The rail sector is rarely perceived to be at the forefront of cutting-edge logistics technology. But this could not be further from the truth; huge strides are now being made to modernise rail by enlisting the latest technology and the best creative minds. Alex Veitch, Head of Multimodal Policy at…
Alex Veitch, Head of Multimodal Policy at the FTA, reveals the five key requests the association has included in its submission to the Williams Rail Review in support of future-proofing UK rail freight.
Despite the growth of UK freight in 2018, the FTA has warned that the industry must still be cautious as to the future of growth as Brexit looms ever closer.
What projects, developments and innovative solutions are available to help transform rail freight operations in the digital era? This In-Depth Focus examines the latest methods to make rail freight more environmentally friendly, more cost-effective, more efficient and much safer.