FTA launches free mode shift service

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The Freight Transport Association has launched a free service to assist potential users of rail and water freight, its Mode Shift Centre.

The Mode Shift Centre is the result of discussions between FTA, government and the rail and water freight industries to try to raise awareness across the logistics sector of what other modes can offer as a complement to road.

The service will link with and expand the continuing work of Freight by Water, the UK’s Short-sea Promotion Centre, which FTA took on at the end of 2010.

Christopher Snelling, head of supply chain policy, said: “The Mode Shift Centre aims to supply the information needed for shippers, hauliers and forwarders who are unfamiliar with these alternative modes to understand their possibilities and to start exploring their potential.”

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