Freight by Water Conference 2017

Doncaster Racecourse | 1 November      FreightByWater logo man by FTA 0817 

As part of FTA, Freight by Water is the UK’s official body for promoting the benefits of water freight as a commercially and environmentally sustainable mode of transport.

On 1 November at Doncaster Racecourse, FTA will hold its annual Freight by Water conference. The Conference, which is free-to-attend, will focus on links between Leeds and other Northern cities to Humber Port, and the link between Manchester and Liverpool Ports. The conference will also present case studies on how water freight is becoming more integrated into last-mile distribution systems, and what opportunities exist to grow the market.

The conference includes a series of presentations and panel discussions and delegates will have the opportunity to hear from industry leading speakers. 

The full programme is below

Water freight in context

Developing the infrastructure

  • Manchester Ship Canal and links to Liverpool - Warren Marshall, Group Planning Director, Peel Ports
  • Humber and Goole ports and links to inland cities - Tom Jeynes, Sustainable Development Manager, ABP Humber
  • Canal and River Trust: Inland water freight - Chris Evans, CBE Consultants, on behalf of the Canal and Rivers Trust

Case studies


Booking Terms and Conditions: Substitution of delegates is allowed at any time without cost.


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Supported by

The Commercial Boat Operators Association
The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport