Logistics concerns post Brexit

Freight Transport Association (FTA) chief executive David Wells has urged new Prime Minister Theresa May to prioritise logistics when it comes to Brexit negotiations to ensure goods can move freely between the UK and the rest of the world.

In a letter to the PM, he said the UK economy relies on the ability to import and export goods and it is ‘essential therefore that the UK Government secures arrangements which protect our ability to deliver this.’

He has requested a meeting ‘at an early opportunity’ to discuss how FTA can work with and support the government to deliver the best result for UK business. He also sent her a copy of FTA’s 2016 Logistics Report – an annual document which provides an overview of the challenges facing the sector.

Brexit is a key issue for FTA’s 15,000-plus members who transport goods by road, rail, sea and air.