Sunday 25th Sep 2016 - Logistics Manager

FTA calls for answers on freight at Commonwealth Games

The Freight Transport Association has written to the organisers of the Commonwealth Games, which take place in Glasgow, later this year asking for detailed information on the impact of the games on the transport network in the city.

In particular, it wants details of expected congestion – what roads are forecast to be impacted and when; how public transport will be impacted; details of the games route network; local area traffic management and parking plans; scheduled road events; the process for delivering into the games venue.

And it warned that a lack of information could have major consequences for freight and logistics operators, who now need information and more details to plan for the event and the changes to deliveries and servicing patterns to customers that this will bring.

Chris MacRae, head of policy for Scotland, said: “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.”