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Industry pleased with appointment of Justine Greening

By: Joe Elvin
20 October 2011

Key figures from the logistics industry have praised the appointment of Justine Greening as the new transport secretary.

Sources from the Freight Transport Association (FTA), Road Haulage Association (RHA) and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) have all voiced their delight about the appointment in the last couple of days.

According to, many believe that Greening's previous role in the Treasury will make her equipped to deal with the current issues surrounding fuel prices and other financial problems affecting those in driving jobs.

CILT chief executive Steve Agg called for the public to give Greening time to solve these issues.

Speaking to Materials Handling World Magazine, he said: "This is a vital appointment to both society and the economy which requires a concentrated and dedicated personality. I wish Justine Greening good luck in her new role and hope that she will be allowed a period in office commensurate with the magnitude of the task in hand.

"We hope that substantial investment in road, rail and port infrastructure will continue in order to facilitate efficient and economic operations, as well as stimulating future social and industrial developments."

Greening was appointed to the Cabinet on Friday after previous transport secretary, Mike Penning, took over Neil Fox's role as defence secretary.

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