FTA is changing… as of 27 July 2020, LOGISTICS UK is the new name for FTA.
One of the biggest business groups in the UK, its represents the entire industry with members from the road, rail, sea and air industries, as well as the buyers of freight services such as retailers and manufacturers.
It is not changing its focus or the critical services, support and advice it provides to its 18,000 members.
Logistics is a huge sector which is critical to the success of UK plc.
Says FTA CEO David Wells: “Our name change to Logistics UK makes it more obvious to stakeholders, like policymakers, the media and young people looking to develop a career in logistics, who we are and what we do.
“I believe this change will strengthen our position, and give us a great opportunity to achieve even more for members in the months and years to come.”
This is not the organisation’s first name change. It previously shortened ‘Freight Transport Association’ to ‘FTA’.
FTA has always represented the whole logistics sector, with members from road, rail, sea and air, as well as those with goods to move like retailers and manufacturers.
David Wells, Chief Executive at FTA, says: “FTA is strong because of its size and scale and because we already represent all of logistics, a very large sector critical to the success of UK plc.”
FTA originally planned the change to take place earlier in the year but postponed it during the COVID-19 crisis to focus on supporting its members.
FTA will not be changing its focus or the important services, support and advice it provides to its 18,000+ member businesses.
A new website, logistics.org.uk, will be live from 27 July 2020.
Its phone numbers will remain the same and although its email addresses will change to firstname.lastname@example.org, using the previous FTA address will automatically be redirected.