Glasgow gets in the spirit
‘Let the Games begin’ is the message from the freight and logistics industry as the countdown begins to the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
During the Games, which kick off this Wednesday, there will be an increase in demand for goods and services throughout Glasgow, but FTA is confident that deliveries are on track thanks to careful planning by the freight and logistics industry.
This means shelves will be stocked, rubbish collected and the pubs won’t run out of beer *phew*.
Chris MacRae, FTA’s Head of Policy for Scotland said: “The Commonwealth Games should be great for Glasgow and the freight and logistics sector will obviously play its part in ensuring that existing business customers are still served as well as possible […] Any event such as this causes strain on the supply chain but freight and logistics businesses are good at working round this to make sure the shelves of shops etcetera are stocked with food.”
The Games Route Network will ‘go-live’ today (Monday 21 July), with the opening ceremony planned to take place on Wednesday. The FTA will be providing information to its members throughout the Games, supporting and informing them throughout the event via news feeds.