Saturday 1st Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Logistics providers need games information now, says FTA

The Freight Transport Association has said there is a need for information as early as possible, regarding the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

The association made the statement at its recent Scottish Supply Chain Conference, which focused on the games.

Having worked with organisations, such as LOCOG and Transport for London, in the run-up to London’s 2012 Olympic Games, FTA said it is important to give the games’ logistics providers as much information, as early as possible.

“The information doesn’t need to be perfect – the logistics industry can manage change – that’s what we do – but we can’t plan if we don’t have anything. Eighty per cent of something would be better than one hundred per cent of nothing,” said FTA’s head of policy for Scotland, Chris MacRae.

“We also need people with industry experience on the inside cross checking that the plans will work for freight and logistics organisations who will be operating in and around Scotland during the games.”