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News Archive 2019

25 March 2019

News Flash

25 February 2019

News Flash

North East Freight Partnership Brexit Report

A new report into how Brexit may impact how freight is transported in the region and potential mitigation is available for download in our reports section here

The North East Freight Partnership is supported by the North East Combined Authority and the North of Tyne Combined Authority.

15 February 2019

News Flash

Next Freight Partnership Meeting – 8th March 2019

Greggs House, Quorum Business Park, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE12 8BU
Quorum Business Park is just 4 miles from Newcastle City Centre within an 8 minute drive of both the A1 and A19. There are up to 52 buses per hour serving the park, providing quick access to the Metro and the City Centre. Quorum is served by a number of bus routes from across the area. Quorum’s local metro station is Four Lane Ends, an easy walk along Benton Lane or a 5 minute bus journey. A map and further travel information can be found here.

We have already lined up speakers from Greggs and Highways England.

A full agenda will be provided in due course.

We hope to see you there.

Kind Regards,


14 January 2019

News Flash

Save the Date - Port of Antwerp

Each year, over 16 million tonnes of cargo are handled between the Port of Antwerp and the UK. After Brexit it is the Port’s intention to continue to be the preferred European transport & distribution hub for UK products.

To demonstrate this continued commitment, Port of Antwerp will be holding a Trade & Logistics Roadshow in Birmingham on 13th February 2019 and in London on 14th February 2019.

The events will be highly interactive and give all parties the opportunity to investigate together how they can optimise your cargo and transport flows through Antwerp.

You will also learn more about how they can support your import and export supply chain post-Brexit. Port of Antwerp will highlight r various multimodal transport solutions, available handling and storage capacity, trade facilitation, digitisation and innovative measures.

There will also be an opportunity to network with your peers and with the Antwerp logistics service providers during a walking dinner (Birmingham) or lunch (London).

Later this month we will forward a more detailed programme. In the meantime, please mark your calendar and save the date for one or both of these highly interesting events. If you have any questions please contact Justin Atkin (

8 January 2019

News Flash

National Infrastructure Commission Meeting – 10th January 2019

Special NE Freight Partnership meeting with the National Infrastructure Commission – 10th January 2019, 13.00-15.30; Stephenson Committee Room, Newcastle Civic Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8QH.


The North East Freight Partnership have been invited to discuss the emerging Freight Study with the National Infrastructure Commission at this specially arranged workshop in January.

The National Infrastructure Commission are developing the study on the future of freight, the terms of reference for which are available at,

The Commission’s study will review options to improve the existing infrastructure and recommend ways to use new technologies and processes to transform how freight moves by road and rail, in towns and cities, cross-country and into and out of ports and airports. An interim report, which will set out the Commission’s assessment of the issues faced in the pursuit of a more efficient, low-carbon freight sector, and the associated areas for government action, is due imminently. A final report is due in 2019. This is our chance to influence that to recommend changes in infrastructure planning and investment.

Working with the Partnership, the region contributed to a call for evidence which is attached to this invite. This meeting is our chance to discuss some of the opportunities and challenges facing the freight sector in the region and to explore some of the emerging trends facing the sector.

The meeting will take place at Newcastle Civic Centre on Thursday 10th January 2019, at 1pm until 3.30pm. The Civic Centre is close to Haymarket Metro station and bus station. Associated pay and display parking can be found around the Civic Centre, as well as being 20 minutes’ walk from Newcastle Central Station. Please note building work is taking place around the centre, therefore access is only via the Tower Block reception which can be accessed from Ceremonial Way or the rear car park. A map can be found here.

We can now confirm the agenda for this meeting see below,


Stephenson Committee Room, Newcastle Civic Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8QH

Date Held

10th January 2019


1.5 hours

Start Time





Arrival and Refreshments

Andrew Dorrian


Introductions and Apologies


Purpose of the session

Andrew Dorrian


Overview of the Freight study

Fiona Jenkins NIC


Snapshot of the Region’s response to the Call for Evidence and a review of the Partnership’s activities

Andrew Dorrian and Paul Davison


Roundtable discussions focusing on key themes


· Congestion, capacity and resilience

· Urban freight

· Carbon and air quality

· Technology

· Governance (how to move towards a more co-ordinated approach)

All, (Circa 10mins on each)


Close of Meeting