The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has added a dedicated area on its website to offer logistics advice in connection with the staging of the Olympic and Paralympic games at a number of locations throughout the UK in the summer of 2012.
The dedicated area is designed to present those involved in supply chain activities with information that will help mitigate disruption to cargo collection and delivery activities.
Peter Quantrill, BIFA Director General, says: "While the sporting efforts of the athletes from around the world who are taking the challenges of both the Olympic and Paralympic games will rightly take centre stage, equally vital will be the work of those who in the freight industry supply the stadia and wider community during the weeks of the competitions.
"We are on the starting line with our members and the wider freight community in planning ahead to reduce the disruption and problems these events will create with a special area of our website http://www.bifa.org/content/olympics.aspx
As well as a full list of relevant Olympic links, news and downloads, transport planners can see items which explain such things as: Out-of-hours deliveries during London 2012 Games; online resources to help the freight industry plan for London 2012 Games, as well as other relevant and useful content.
"I would invite all those involved in the UK supply chain during the period of the Olympics to keep returning to this section of our website to keep abreast of relevant news downloads to help reduce or resolve any logistics problems likely to arise from these events."
Mr Quantrill concludes: "Athletes from around the world tirelessly plan and practice for months and years to take part in the Olympics. Our members must also plan to mitigate disruptions to their clients' supply chains during the Olympic and Paralympic events. The new area of our website will help them to achieve that and make sure that they will all bring home gold for their clients!"