Friday, July 20, 2012

Freight Association Launches Olympic App to Aid Road Haulage Operators

Full Details of Routes, Traffic, Expected Congestions All Easily Available
Shipping News Feature

UK – The Freight Transport Association (FTA) announced the launch of a new app to keep the logistics industry informed regarding the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. This will aid those in the freight industry, particularly road haulage outfits, by ensuring they have all the relevant information needed to operate smoothly. The app includes the latest news, traffic updates, details of Games Lanes and Olympic and Paralympic Route Networks, information on delivery arrangements, a calendar of dates showing the expected congestion on each day of the Games and a list of venues.

There are also links to helpful sites including Transport for London (TfL) and London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) and useful contact details. FTA is also pulling out all the stops in guiding, informing and supporting the freight industry throughout the Games including an Olympic microsite where more information can be found.

The app is compatible with iPhone and Android users and is available for download on iTunes and Google play. The app is currently not available for Blackberry users.