Freight Industry Delivers EVERYTHING! – Swannells Transport – Warehousing Cambridgeshire

Did you know, it takes around 400 vans to deliver all the toilet roll used by Londoners everyday, and 23 articulated lorries just to transport all of the baked beans – just two small examples of why the freight industry is so important to our capital.

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The Freight Transport Association (FTA) have release their Freight Manifesto for the London mayoral elections on May 5th. The Manifesto highlights the importance of keeping the city moving, building a stronger economy, safer roads as well as looking to reduce pollution. The FTA believe that the London Mayor and London Assembly need to attenuate to work with the logistics industry to achieve these objectives in an ever-growing city where over 90% of good are moved by road.

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Around 360,000 tonnes of goods – everything from coffee to cars – are delivered to London by lorry everyday. That works out ay around 250 tonnes every minute, without taking into account deliveries by van, rail and other methods.

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Karen Dee, Director of Policy at FTA, had this to say: “Reforming night-time delivery restrictions in London would have a huge impact, not only on the volume of HGVs on the roads at busy times but also on air quality and safety.

She continued:

“Increasing air freight capacity, improving connectivity with new river crossings, incentivising the use of trucks with reduced blind spots and avoiding peak-time lorry bans would all contribute to a more prosperous, cleaner and safer London. FTA is keen to engage with the new Mayor and London Assembly on behalf of its members to ensure logistics is high on their agendas.”

Members of the FTA actually operate more than half of the UK lorry fleet and consign over 90% of rail freight and 70% of exports which are done by sea or air.

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