Commenting on the fact that Britain has a new Transport Secretary and new Secretary of State for International Trade, British International Freight Association (BIFA) Director General, Robert Keen says:
“In the few weeks since the Brexit vote, the UK has entered a period of great uncertainty on the political front and we hope that the new cabinet are ready to confront the massive decisions that now need to be taken.
“For a start, whilst we wish Liam Fox and Chris Grayling every success, we urge them and their colleagues in the new Government to stop the procrastination over the expansion of UK aviation capacity and move forward with the recommendations made by the Airports Commission by building more capacity at Heathrow airport.
“I am sure that Liam Fox understands that the UK’s freight forwarding community is the engine of Britain’s international trade.
“As the trade association that represents the UK’s freight forwarding community, BIFA will be lobbying the government and counting on it to show that the UK is still a confident, outward-looking trading nation, still capable of taking bold decisions that have a direct positive effect on the UK economy, its international connectivity and reputation.”