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20 March 2020

News Flash

COVID-19 Outbreak

The quarterly Freight Partnership meeting planned to be held in Sunderland on 4th March and the Rail Partner Group meeting planned to be held at Port of Tyne on 25th March unfortunately both had to be cancelled due to the Coronavirus situation.

We will be in touch with re-scheduled meeting dates once the situation improves and official guidance states it is safe to resume meetings.

In the meantime, we hope everyone stays safe and well during the challenging period that lies ahead.

John Bourn

10 March 2020

News Flash

North East Freight Partnership Quarterly Meeting - POSTPONED

Unfortunately, due to travel restrictions and other recommendations made about the COVID-19 outbreak the NEFP quarterly meeting has been postponed

A date for the re-arranged meeting will be announced ASAP

Rail Freight Partner Group Meeting - POSTPONED

Following advice relating to the ongoing coronavirus Covid-19 situation we have decided to postpone our meeting on the 25th March.

Given the uncertain nature of developments and response we want to ensure that the meeting is able to go ahead. Many organisations are now advising against travel to industry events such as these, which is likely to affect speaker availability and overall attendance in addition to all-important health concerns.

I can only apologise for any inconvenience and we will aim to rearrange once the situation is clearer.

27 February 2020

News Flash

North East Freight Partnership Quarterly Meeting

Sunderland Civic Centre, 11th March 10.30

The meeting will be held at Civic Centre, Burdon Rd, Sunderland, SR2 7DN. The Civic Centre is adjacent to Park Lane Interchange for Metro and bus services and car parking is available throughout the city centre. A map of how to get to there by all modes of transport can be found here.

The agenda and further details will follow shortly.

Rail Freight Partner Group Meeting

Rail Freight Partner Group Meeting 25th March 2020

The next rail group partner meeting will be held at Port of Tyne, Maritime House (Head Office), Tyne Dock, South Shields.

5 February 2020

News Flash

Helping to enable more efficient freight movement around the Metrocentre

We are seeking freight operators who regularly use the A1 to access the Metrocentre to take part in a technology trial.

GLOSA (Green Light Optimal Speed Advisory) is a web-based app that is intended to help freight vehicles get through junctions more easily and avoid red signals. We wish to collect data from operators using the A1 northbound off-slip (Junction 71) road to reach the Metrocentre, using an app that will be added to an in-cab mobile phone.

There will be times during the period May 2020 through July 2020 when the app will provide information on when the signals at the top of the slip are going to change. This will be done in a way that provides a recommended speed to travel on the slip to get through the next green (or, if stopped at a red light on the slip, a countdown to when it will next turn to green).

The aim is to explore whether this can smooth out passage through the junction, improving fuel efficiency and reducing emissions to improve local air quality. Once activated, the app will detect when it is approaching the junction and provide information to the driver via voice – no manual interaction is required whilst driving.

If you are interested in taking part, please contact Paul Rose at Amey for more details paul.rose@amey.co.uk