The MPs’ vote to go ahead with third Heathrow runway is a rare piece of good news for the haulage industry. More cargo coming in means more jobs, and everyone will be able to get a slice of the action.
As a courier driver, it can feel as though all the government does is create challenges for the logistics industry. Every few months there is something new which threatens to slow the growth of this fast-paced and forward-looking industry. June finally brought us some good news with MPs making a key decision which could boost earnings for UK courier firms.
Heathrow Third Runway: Good for Business?
The FTA has been a long-time supporter of the expansion of Heathrow and say that Brexit has only made a third runway more important for the industry.
Why do we need it?
A third runway will make Heathrow a global hub airport. This means that it will be at the centre of a huge, international trade network – ideal for post-Brexit Britain. The expansion will provide:
Despite these impressive arguments, it has taken a long time for MPs to agree to the airport expansion.
Better Late Than Never
Finally, after years of debate, the plan was given the thumbs up from government. The third runway promises to create new jobs in the UK, especially for couriers. The expansion means that more cargo can be flow in and out of the country. This means more cargo needs shuttling to and from the airport meaning an increase in work for drivers. Global importers and exporters will use the new runway to bring goods into the country and couriers will be there to pick them up.
Many are saying this expansion will create new jobs in the haulage industry. It certainly sounds like there will be plenty of opportunities for large and small firms alike.
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