Saturday, July 14, 2012

Logistics and Shipping and Forwarding Interests Invited to Free Freight by Water Conference

September Meeting Will Illustrate Benefits to North East Industry Professionals
Shipping News Feature

UK – With every freight and logistics professional aware of the need to be more environmentally aware than hitherto inland and short sea water borne carriage is near the top of many company’s agendas. Now Freight by Water, these days under the management of the Freight Transport Association (FTA) is offering a free, one day conference to illustrate the many opportunities available to shipping and forwarding interests particularly in the north east of England and the North Sea.

The conference will also address issues of national significance and consider the current options available and how these are likely to develop over the next few years. Whilst providing information to potential users of water freight services as a complement to road-based services. It will also aim to brief attendees on major regulatory issues that will affect such services in the near future.

Various sessions throughout the event which will be held on the 7th September 2012 in the offices of PD Ports, Middlesbrough discussing the availability of services for water borne freight including short sea container and feeder services, the usefulness of RoRo legs in road haulage operations, bulk cargoes plus Government grants, how they might change in future years and how to utilise them effectively plus how to manage the impact of the incoming Sulphur Directive on North Sea services.

The conference will run between 10 am and 3 pm and bookings for free places can be made by telephone to 08700 604890 or e mail freightbywater@fta.co.uk