Freight by water agenda

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UNLOCKING the tremendous potential of water freight in Scotland will be explored at a seminar on September 7 in Glasgow.

A range of speakers, from companies that have made moving bulk goods by water work for them to container service specialists and port operators, will ensure that guests, among them the Scottish Government, will be given the latest industry feedback on what is a growing feature of Scotland’s logistics sector.

Christopher Snelling, Manager of Freight by Water, said: “Water freight is an increasingly promising proposition, with real environmental, cost and congestion-busting benefits to be had if used well. This event will not only inform potential users about the options open to them now, but will allow industry to feed back on what is needed for water freight to thrive in coming years.”

The round table seminar will review existing coastal and short-sea water freight connections for Scotland and possible future developments. Aimed at buyers and operators of logistics services into or out of Scotland, the event will include presentations on a range of topics by leading industry players, including shipping company MSC on container services, leading ferry operator DFDS on roll-on/roll-off issues, and Forth Ports.

The event takes place in Stepps, Glasgow and is free to relevant stakeholders.

To register to attend, email Christopher Snelling at csnelling@fta.co.uk.