UK freight forwarder's association hosts HAFF 'Live Olympic Traffic' feed
Jul 18, 2012BIFA the British International Freight Association is hosting a Twitter feed to help keep the UK freight industry abreast of traffic updates relating to issues and incidents on the motorway and local road networks around London Heathrow Airport during the forthcoming Olympic Games.
The Twitter Feed, 'Olympic Games Traffic Updates', has been created by the Heathrow Air Freight Forum (HAFF) working group - @HAFFWG - and has been added to BIFA's website www.bifa.org
The feed already has almost 100 followers and has sent out more than 200 Tweets.
HAFF set up the Olympic Games Traffic Updates Twitter account to show real-time updates on any congestion, incidents, delays and queues on roads linking to and around the airport during the Games.
BIFA Director General, Peter Quantrill says: "The starting gun has been loaded and BIFA, like the rest of the country, are on the starting line with our Members and the wider freight community. In order to help our Members, we've created 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 the London 2012 Games, as well as other relevant and useful content."
Quantrill added: "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."