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Air freight and planning agenda for International Supply Chain Forum

Tunbridge Wells, UK: Air freight issues and UK planning policy reforms will be the main focus of the next meeting of the UK based Freight Transport Association’s (FTA) International Supply Chain Forum in April.

The first part of the meeting has a special session on air freight.  The Department for Transport will present the first stage of its review of aviation policy with a discussion on the announcement in the UK budget regarding aviation taxation.

The FTA will report on the new Global Air Cargo Advisory Group which incorporates the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), the International Air Cargo Association (TIACA), and  the Global Shippers Forum (GSF), which the FTA manages. Air freight security will also be addressed.

The second part of the meeting includes an update on the project to decarbonise the maritime supply chain.  There will also be a session on the current UK planning reforms, with a FTA briefing on the latest situation and the association’s campaigning work on this issue, a discussion on  action taken, and what the logistics industry needs to achieve.

The meeting is open to anyone in the UK supply chain on an invitation basis. Attendees can take part in those sections of the meeting relevant to them.  For further details contact Christopher Snelling on 01892 552245, email csnelling@fta.co.uk.