European Green Deal a topic at the FTAI’s Transport Manager Seminar 2020


The forthcoming Freight Transport Association Ireland’s (FTAI) annual Transport Manager Seminar will provide representatives from the logistics industry with guidance on sustainable transport operations. This years event to be held on 25 March 2020 at the Johnstown Estate Hotel in Enfield, County Meath, will have a special emphasis on the landmark European Green Deal, passed through the European Parliament last week.

The European Commissionbold plan to transform Europe into a climate neutral economy by 2050 creates challenging targets for the transport industry; the FTAIs Transport Manager Seminar will help guide operators on their journeys to decarbonisation. With an informative and inspiring programme, including sessions by the CEO of the National Transport Authority, Anne Graham, and FTAI President and Head of Delivery at BOC Gases, Niall Cotton, this event is essential to any transport manager seeking to align themselves with the ambitions of the European Green Deal,” explained Aidan Flynn, General Manager of FTAI. 

During a one-day programme, the seminar will also include an update from Secretary General of the Department of Transport, Tourism &Sport,Graham Doyle, on the work the Department is undertaking to help industry transition to more sustainable operations. The event is sponsored by Brigade Electronics, Bridgestone, The Harris Group, Enprova and EMO Oil; Fleet Transport magazine is once again the official media partner.  

With the previous Government’s policy to increase taxation on the worst emitting operations, Calor Gas will be on hand to discuss using liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a cleaner fuelling technology. Information gained in these sessions will prove vital to achieving the European Commissions aim for a climate-neutral economy by 2050 and should not be missed,” he added. 

Bookings for the event are now open; the cost for FTAI members is €200 plus VAT; for non-FTAI members the fee is €250 plus VAT. An early bird rate of €175 plus VAT is available for those booking places before 14 February 2020.