Helping sea freight deliver
Sea freight is a big and important sector for FTA. Our experts are tackling the foremost sector issues such as: shortages of skilled employees, new environmental regulations, rising operating costs, safety and cargo security.
The FTA's role in the Global Shippers' Forum requires liaison with the World Shipping Council, the International Cargo Handling Co-ordination Association and the TT Club of insurers. The association is a regular contributor to policy discussions and developments on important sector issues such as the SOLAS Container Weight Verification Regulations.
Inland waterways, short sea and coastal shipping accounts for 15% of UK freight movements. The FTA has developed ‘Freight by Water’ which is recognised as the UK's official body for promoting the benefits of water freight as a commercially and environmentally sustainable mode of transport.