Freight Industry Times, Issue 78

From the Editor

The latest edition includes articles and comment from a number of authoritative voices from across the supply chain sector, plus articles and reviews from all strands of the industry - air, road, rail, sea and multimodalism.

From the Editor

Manufacturers, exporters and freight companies of all sizes are facing up to a new threat that’s unlikely to have featured in most organisations’ risk analysis this year - Covid-19.  

In the latest issue of Freight Industry Times, David Jinks MILT, Head of Consumer Research at ParcelHero, says everyone involved in logistics needs to prepare for the worst, even while hoping for the best.

Other highlights in this issue include:

A guide to fuel efficiency

Rebecca Kite, Environment Policy Manager at the Freight Transport Association, identifies how operators can increase fuel efficiency and reduce carbon emissions.

Forklift feuds

Disputes over what can be considered ‘fair wear and tear’ and what is construed as ‘excessive damage’ can destroy the best of working relationships between lift truck companies and their customers, says Tim Waples, Chief Executive of the Fork Lift Truck Association.

Security: Tackling terror 

The Road Haulage Association’s Chrys Rampley outlines some of the latest initiatives to help prevent commercially operated vehicles from being targeted and used as weapons.

Unleashing the power of ports

The Government has recognised the power ports have in charging the British economy with its freeports policy, argues Mark Simmonds, Head of Policy and External Affairs at the British Ports Association.

As well as all the latest news affecting the road, rail, air and maritime sectors, we have analysis and comment from our regular contributors, which includes Richard Burnett, Chief Executive of the Road Haulage Association; Elizabeth De Jong, Director of UK Policy, Freight Transport Association; and Robert Keen, Director General of the British International Freight Association.

Enjoy the read!