Well finally, a group from outside the transport industry has pointed out that good international connections are critical for trade and the economy. It’s all too obvious to those in the business, of course. But the British Chambers of Commerce (whose president, happily, is ex-PD Ports, Unipart and Exel Logistics) has published a survey showing that UK companies see transport costs and inefficiencies as a major barrier to exports. And the BCC is calling for better access to rail and seaports, full implementation of the national infrastructure plan, and a proper aviation strategy. Useful reading for anyone trying to argue a similar case in their own country.
By Alex Lennane