Working for the Freight Transport Association (FTA) at the time, James Tillyer worked with a European partnership to develop safer working standards for Spanish dock workers in the south of country. The results of this project were used to improve standards at several docks and led to a decrease in the rate of accidents involving workers. James was responsible for establishing a landside standard of practice, quality assurance and interpretation.
I have been working with James for nearly a decade now and when I reflect upon the various European projects we have collaborated on, the first thing that comes to mind is that James has a keen understanding of all the challenges and opportunities facing the transport and logistics sectors, especially in this era of intense technological enhancements. I have also been fortunate enough to work under James’ guidance in projects coordinated by Transformotion, where James has always made sure to blend quality, rigorousness and effectiveness with an open-minded collaborative approach.