Thursday 29th Sep 2016 - Logistics Manager

FTA releases new guide to freight by water

The FTA has released a new guide entitled ‘Growing the UK inland water freight sector from the Thames’. The publication examines the ‘policy and regulatory barriers that are impeding growth’ – it uses the Thames as a case study.

FTA releases new guide to freight by water

Alex Veitch, the FTA’s head of global policy

“Inland water freight can make a significant contribution to alleviating road traffic congestion in London and other major cities across the UK, but there are many planning and regulatory barriers that prevent those moving freight from capitalising on the benefits,” said Alex Veitch, the FTA’s head of global policy. “This publication seeks to use the Thames to illustrate how inland waterways could play an important role in the UK’s freight network and calls for the establishment of a national Strategic Water Network to facilitate a more coordinated approach to investment and planning.”