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James Hookham, FTA Managing Director of Policy and Communications

FTA and City & Guilds partnership aims to fill the void in skills development

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has entered into a partnership arrangement with City & Guilds in order to ‘fill the void’ of skills development in the logistics sector.

Matthew Hunt, director at Port of Sunderland

Investment programme lifts Port of Sunderland to record highs

The Port of Sunderland realised a 20% increase in the volume of cargo handled in 2014, following continued investment in improved infrastructure and equipment which enabled it to take on more significant projects. In 2014 cargo throughput reached 710,000 tonnes, an increase from the 590,000 tonnes managed in the previous 12 months.

Met’s new 'Exchanging Places' truck will help deliver cycle safety message

Met’s new 'Exchanging Places' truck will help deliver cycle safety message

The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) Cycle Safety Team has welcomed its new Mercedes-Benz truck, supplied by Sparshatts of Kent, which will be used for the cycle safety programme – Exchanging Places.

Fowler Welch stays cool with Schmitz Cargobull’s new fridge unit

Fowler Welch stays cool with Schmitz Cargobull’s new fridge unit

Schmitz Cargobull has introduced its new own brand of temperature controlled refrigeration unit into the UK market – which is available exclusively on the manufacturer’s S.KO Cool Executive trailers.

First IOSH forklift safety management qualification launched

First IOSH forklift safety management qualification launched

Every year, up to 800 UK workers are injured – or worse – in accidents involving forklift trucks. In recent years, the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has highlighted management’s responsibilities – accompanied by a rise in the numbers of managers, supervisors and directors prosecuted for neglect.