FTA Freight by Water event – Looking at opportunities for water freight in the north of England

11/24/14 3:32 PM

This week's FTA and Freight by Water event will examine opportunities for water freight in the north of England.

During the event, scheduled to be held on Wednesday 26 November at the Holiday Inn Leeds–Wakefield, the Freight Transport Association will launch its 'Making use of water freight – A guide for shippers' document which is aimed at shippers of goods who might be considering water freight as a part of their supply chain solution.

Keynote speakers during the day will include members of the Canal & Rivers Trust Freight Advisory Group, David Quarmby and John Dodwell, who will be speaking on 'How to make water freight work in the north.'

Other key themes of the day include:

  • Launch of Freight by Water Customers' Guide to Water Freight
  • North of England water freight success stories
  • How to make water freight work in the North – Canal & Rivers Trust Freight Advisory Group report
  • West Yorkshire Combined Authority perspective on water freight
  • Freight by Water policy developments, including Mode Shift Grants policy development ref water freight

The main aim of the event is to provide information to potential users of water freight services as a complement to road-based services, and during the day current options available in the north of England will also be considered, looking at how these are likely to develop over the next few years.

The free-of-charge one-day event is of particular relevance to shippers, hauliers, forwarders and all those involved in the short-sea water freight industry, and delegate places at the event are still available.

 

Notes for editors

To find out more about the FTA Freight by Water event please contact the FTA press office:  press.office@fta.co.uk  or call:  01892 5522255/07818 450425.

FTA Freight by Water Event to be held at:
Holiday Inn Leeds-Wakefield, Queens Drive, Ossett, West Yorkshire, WF5 9BE.  Hotel tel. no: +44 (0) 871 942 9082

www.hileedswakefieldhotel.co.uk