The FTA has urged the organisers of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow this summer to urgently provide information to allow hauliers to plan for disruption during the completion period. In a letter to Glasgow 2014 the association has requested detailed information outlining the impact the Commonwealth Games will have on the transport network in the city. This includes the expected congestion and what roads are forecast to be affected and when; how public transport will be affected; details of the […]
Operators should not underestimate the effect the Paralympics will have on deliveries over the next 10 days. James Hookham, MD of policy and communications at the Freight Transport Association, says: “We are treating the Paralympics as seriously as the Olympics and will be providing our members with the same level of support.” Despite running for a shorter period than the Olympics and using fewer venues, the Paralympics are expected to draw in a record number of visitors. Hugh Basham, transport […]
UPS has completed its final delivery to the International Broadcast Centre (IBC) and Main Press Centre (MPC) at the Olympic Park. As a result the equipment for 21,000 media representatives is now all delivered, set up and in place for the start of the Games. The logistics giant has transported 400 tons of television gear, 60,000 items of broadcast equipment and 560,000m of cabling into the IBC, which will be the only facility within the Olympic Park to operate 24 […]
AIM Commercial Services MD Allison Kemp has been elected chair of the FTA’s Road Freight Council.