Logistics News - 12th December

Logistics News - 12th December

"Somali pirates are not the only threat faced by ships sailing the high seas. Large vessels out at sea are also becoming increasingly vulnerable to cyber attacks by sophisticated hackers sitting thousands of miles away"

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"Experts say trains and commuter rail lines remain comparatively vulnerable to attack – but it’s unlikely that passengers would accept airport-style screenings"

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"UK – The Department for Transport has issued a special Christmas 2017 edition of its HGV Levy bulletin to keep overseas drivers and road haulage operators up to date of what they need to know about the charge which is designed to ensure foreign operators pay a suitable amount towards the cost of building and maintaining the UK’s roads."

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"China Railway Express Co has launched a parcels delivery service using space on Fuxing high speed trainsets operating on the Beijing – Shanghai Passenger-Dedicated Line.

Alstom's Belfort site has completed work on the first of 30 Akiem BB36000 locomotives which are to receive mid-life overhauls under two contracts."

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"A push by some of China’s largest companies to dominate the global logistics industry — reinforced by government calls to build a “new Silk Road” — is driving a surge in Chinese acquisitions overseas of warehousing, trucking and other logistics operators"

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