The association represents the whole of the logistics sector, drawing its 18,000+ membership from road, rail, sea and air operators, as well as those with goods to move in sectors such as manufacture and retail.
The name change was originally planned for earlier in the year, but it was postponed due to a need to focus on the Covid-19 crisis. Logistics UK says it will not be changing its focus or the services, support and advice it provides to members.
A new website reflecting the rebrand, logistics.org.uk, is now live.
Chief executive David Wells (pictured) said prior to the relaunch: “FTA is strong because of its size and scale and because we already represent all of logistics, a very large sector critical to the success of UK plc.
“The name change to Logistics UK is a natural progression and makes it more obvious to stakeholders, like policymakers and young people looking to develop a career in logistics, that we are the only business group that represents the whole industry.
“I believe this change will strengthen our position, and give us a great opportunity to achieve even more for members in the months and years to come.”