Freight An unrivalled media platform dedicated to delivering the latest news and views from across all fields of government through an on-going programme of events and interactive online communications Sat, 09 Jun 2012 02:58:15 +0000 Joomla! 1.7 - Open Source Content Management en-gb EIB supports R&D in Finland’s cargo sector The European Investment Bank (EIB) is lending EUR 55 million to Cargotec, one of the world’s leading suppliers of cargo and load-handling equipment and services, to finance research and development (R&D) activities for the development of cargo-handling solutions and related technologies.

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Freight forwarders call for greater EU transport investment More investment is needed in the European Union's (EU's) transport infrastructure in order to ensure freight movements can be carried out efficiently

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Logistics sector voluntary carbon reduction scheme gets new momentum from Bridgestone Tyres Bridgestone Tyres has become the first industry partner to the Logistics Carbon Reduction Scheme (LCRS), injecting additional momentum into the scheme

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David Cameron emphasises importance of logistics training and apprenticeships The prime minister has paid a visit to a logistics driver training provider and took the opportunity to emphasise the importance of apprenticeships in fields such as logistics

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HumberPort initiative 'will help to reduce road miles for freighters' A collaborative initiative in the Humber will bring together port businesses in the region in order to coordinate a range of activities

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Driver licence checking made easy with FTA The Freight Transport Association, in conjunction with Licence Bureau, the country's leading provider of secure driver licence checks, is now offering a driver licence checking service specifically tailored for FTA members, to be launched at the Commercial Vehicle Show today

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Truck trials to drive down carbon from freight Trials of carbon-cutting trucks are set for support from Government, Transport Minister Mike Penning has announced

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UK shipping minister examines ports issues The UK's shipping minister has taken time this week to meet with politicians in order to discuss the country's ports sector, Port Strategy reports

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Marine industries make a splash at BIS The Government will launch its first marine industries showcase at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) today to highlight the industry’s multi-billion pound contribution to the UK economy

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Transport and logistics 'needs complete makeover' The transport and logistics industry (T&L) needs a "complete makeover" if it is to survive, according to a new report

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FTA welcomes private roads investment but warns against additional costs for lorries The Freight Transport Association has welcomed the Prime Minister's call for an urgent increase in private investment for much needed improvements to the transport infrastructure...

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VOSA listens to FTA Freight Councils to improve OCRS accuracy Changes to the Operator Compliance Risk Score system will help the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) to better target non-compliant operators based on their compliance history and are to be welcomed, says the Freight Transport Association

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New chairman pledges to maintain FTA Road Freight Council’s winning ways The Freight Transport Association's freight councils have a well-earned reputation for turning powerful argument into demonstrable achievement; from defeating poorly devised and potentially counter-productive proposals to make 'eco-driving' a mandatory part of professional driver training, to seeing off EU proposals banning operators from calibrating their own tachographs

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Consumer confidence 'at five month high' The Warehouse and Distribution sector may find itself busier as consumer spending could be set to rise, with a new survey showing confidence increasing

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Fuel duty action could hand economy £3.6 billion lifeline, says FTA The Freight Transport Association has called on the Chancellor to cut fuel duty by at least five pence per litre and scrap the increase planned for August

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UK truck registrations climb in January 2012 The number of trucks registered in the UK rose significantly last month, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT)

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Logistics takes the lead in tackling its carbon footprint The Logistics Carbon Reduction Scheme’s second annual report (launched on 31 January 2012) shows that the logistics sector is making demonstrable progress in reducing its greenhouse gas (ghg) emissions

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Business Growth Fund offers new opportunities to grow a competitive supply chain Increased availability and access to finance will boost investment across the UK’s automotive supply chain, helping it to remain competitive – these were the findings presented by leading industry figures at a Business Growth Fund seminar, hosted yesterday by the SMMT

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A fairer deal for UK hauliers Plans for a lorry road user charging scheme to create a fairer deal for UK hauliers were announced today by Roads Minister Mike Penning

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Rail industry agreement 'to boost services' Improvements to passenger and freight services could be implemented more swiftly across the UK's train network under a series of new agreements

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