Welcome to the Tyne and Wear Freight Partnership Website

 

This website provides you with up-to-date information on issues relating to freight in Tyne and Wear. The site is run by the Tyne and Wear Freight Partnership made up of local authorities, the Highways Agency, industry representatives and transport operators.

Latest News

17 June 2014

News Flash

Safe Urban Driving

The course delivered on the 3rd June 2014 and was designed to raise the HGV driver’s awareness of the vulnerable road user in shared road space.


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Smart Fusion event

The Tyne and Wear Freight Partnership was represented at a major European Freight Conference held... read more

28 February 2014

January Newsletter

Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS)

Registrations to the scheme have already gained momentum with 67 companies in the North East region now registered to FORS. Registrations can be completed in five minutes at www.fors-online.org.uk read more

Mapping

The current suite of 25 maps hosted on the Partnership website has been reviewed to maintain the accuracy of the information and locations displayed. The site visit was carried out... read more

Rail Freight

The Rail Partner Group meets every six months with attendance still as strong as ever from organisations in the rail industry. read more

Impact of Longer Semi-trailers on Road Infrastructure

The DfT trial of longer semi-trailers is now well into the 10 year trial period.

The Partnership is currently engaging with operators that transport goods in Tyne and Wear to... read more

Multi-Model Carbon Calculator (MMCC)

Case studies are being developed in response to feedback received from the Rail Partner Group. It has been suggested there could be scope for the tool to indicate where distances made... read more

Promoting the Partnership on Twitter

To be able to keep followers of the Tyne and Wear Partnership up to date and have instant information on the Partnership, we have set up a bespoke twitter account. All work undertaken by the... read more

Love Cycling, Go Dutch Conference

This conference was one of a series of ‘Love Cycling, Go Dutch’ conferences, previous venues being Bristol, London, Edin­burgh and Manchester in 2012 and Birmingham in 2013.... read more

C-LIEGE

The Clean Last mile transport and logistics management for smart and Efficient local Governments in Europe (C-LIEGE) project was an exciting trans-European... read more

Urban Freight Conference – 11/12 June 2014

The University of Newcastle are holding a major conference on urban freight this summer, starting on the afternoon of 11th June and then all day on 12th June.
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Get Involved

The Partnership undertakes a variety of projects every year and if you would like to get involved with the Partnership or simply share your ideas, you are welcome to come along to the next... read more

7 November 2013

News Flash

Freight drivers get on their bikes

A group of freight drivers have exchanged drivers’ cabs for bicycles, as part of a Tyne and Wear Freight Partnership initiative to address the needs of vulnerable road users, such as cyclists.
Cyclists on a road
John Bourn, of the Tyne and Wear LTP Team, commented: “Accidents involving cyclists and goods vehicles have become a major source of concern in London and, as cycling levels rise in this region, it is important to avoid similar problems arising here.”

To help address these concerns, on... read more

6 November 2013

News Flash

Bam Nuttal Safety Event

Bam Nuttal held a Worldwide Safety day at Tottenham Court road on the 22nd October which we are showing flyer produced after the event. Based on yesterday’s feedback they are looking at running another event in the Spring with a greater input from the Met. The date is to be confirmed but it will be posted on the website when received. (See image below and click to download)
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29 October 2013

News Flash

St Mary's Way, Sunderland access restrictions

  • The first major change affects access to Service Area E - West Street would occur around March 2014.
  • The following link, from the Council website may be useful. It shows weekly updates on the contractor's progress on the scheme, and an outline of their plans for the following week. http://www.sunderland.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=8485
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25 September 2013

News Flash

First four FORS Practitioners are recognised

The Tyne and Wear Freight Partnership is pressing ahead with its successful Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS). 47 companies, operating over 3,000 vehicles in total, are now registered... read more

29 July 2013

July Newsletter

Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS)

A major benefit of FORS is the JAUPT certified workshops (DCPC). These will be delivered in ten seven-hour workshop sessions by accredited trainers. They will commence in July 2013 and continue through to the end of March 2014. read more

Mapping

The current suite of 25 maps hosted on the Partnership website are to be reviewed to maintain the accuracy of the information and locations displayed. A site visit will be carried... read more

Rail Freight

The Rail Partner Group meets every six months with attendance still as strong as ever from organisations in the rail industry. read more

Safety of Vulnerable Road Users


The Partnership is producing a practical pack of information for transport operators and drivers to raise awareness of vulnerable road users and how to ensure safe operation whilst around... read more

Impact of Longer Semi-trailers on Road Infrastructure

The DfT trial of longer semi-trailers is one year into a 10 year trial.

The Partnership will consult with the industry, trade associations and operators to understand the issues... read more

Multi-Model Carbon Calculator (MMCC)

The updated MMCC tool has been demonstrated at various events and meetings, resulting in some very positive feedback and comments. It is easy to register for the tool, which is free to use on the... read more

Promoting the Partnership on Twitter

To be able to keep followers of the Tyne and Wear Partnership up to date and have instant information on the Partnership, we have set up a bespoke twitter account. All work undertaken by the... read more

CILT ITS joint Maritime Event

An absorbing event was held on June 25th 2013 at Newcastle University’s Cassie Building. The day was well attended with speakers from Port of Tyne, PRB Associates, Hogia Systems, Commercial Boat Owners Association and Peel Ports.













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C-LIEGE

The C-LIEGE project is an exciting trans-European project that aims to showcase good practice and provide a helping hand for all European cities striving to deliver cleaner and... read more

Get Involved

The Partnership undertakes a variety of projects every year and if you would like to get involved with the Partnership or simply share your ideas, you are welcome to come along to the next... read more

15 July 2013

News Flash

Signal is at 'go' for Railfreight group

A well-attended meeting of the Tyne and Wear Freight Partnership’s Rail Partner Group heard positive news about local plans to promote railfreight.

The meeting, held... read more

22 March 2013

News Flash

Tyne and Wear FORS

Over the year the number of operators registering onto the scheme has increased significantly. Assessments for the bronze standards have been carried out on 40% of FORS registered companies in... read more

5 February 2013

News Flash

Road safety improvements on Byker Bank/Cut Bank

During the next year, Newcastle City Council is planning to carry out road safety improvements ... read more

Initial FORS Workshops are a success

The first of the free workshops held on January 31st was a great success and well attended. Other North East operators are encouraged to sign up to the Tyne and Wear Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) to enjoy the benefits offered through the scheme.

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4 February 2013

News Flash

CHANGE OF VENUE: FORS Workshops 5 and 6 - Post-collision procedures and analysis; Safe and efficient fleet management - March 14th 2013

The venue for these forthcoming workshops has been changed to:

Mansion house, Fernwood Road, Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE2 1TJ
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CANCELLED: Smart Fusion Workshop - February 7th 2013

Please note that this event has been cancelled - apologies for any inconvenience. read more

24 January 2013

News Flash

Changes to NO-Car lanes in Newcastle

Newcastle City Council is currently investigating the conversion of a number of priority lanes and restrictions, particularly No-Car lanes and No-Car restrictions, to Bus Lanes and... read more

11 January 2013

News Flash

Freight Partnership Questionnaire

The Tyne and Wear Freight Partnership are conducting a monitoring exercise to determine the benefits of the Partnership; the Freight Partnership Questionnaire is one element of this. The... read more

FORS Workshops

The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) would like to offer you a unique opportunity to attend a series of workshops aimed at operators in the Tyne and Wear area. The workshops are fully... read more

7 December 2012

News Flash

Order your new book about the Tyne Tunnels

I am delighted to inform you that a hard backed, coffee table style book telling the stories behind the Tyne Tunnels is published this month.

Packed with illustrations and anecdotes,... read more

18 October 2012

News Flash

First Bronze Operators for Tyne and Wear FORS

Since the launch, back in June, many local companies have signed up to Tyne and Wear FORS and the Partnership is pleased to announce that the first batch of Bronze awards have been awarded; to Sunderland City Council, George Allinsons Transport and the Port of Tyne.... read more

7 September 2012

News Flash

Tyne and Wear Freight Partnership Quarterly Meeting

The Tyne and Wear Freight Partnership quarterly meeting was held at AECOM's offices on 5th September 2012.

Download the presentation here.
Download the meeting minutes here.

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25 July 2012

News Flash

Multi-modal Carbon Calculator

Multi-modal Carbon Calculator - Moving to Greener Logistics Road, rail or water? – You can now make an informed choice! read more

12 April 2012

News Flash

New Tyne Crossing Restrictions


The New Tyne Crossing restrictions for the northbound carriageways in the tunnel are as follows.

  • Lane 1 nearside has a maximum height of 4.87m (16ft) for normal passage.
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