Logistics News - 21th December

Logistics News - 21th December

"West Central Scotland has the country’s heaviest concentration of population and much of the surviving manufacturing and processing activity.
It is therefore little surprise that most of the rail freight business supporting our economy is located there. From ports on the West Coast, such as Hunterston, through industrial plants like Caledonian Paper at Irvine, to key intermodal (container) hubs at Coatbridge and Mossend, rail freight is a strongly Strathclyde-oriented business."

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"The Scottish government’s 50p minimum unit price for alcohol, which comes into force on 1 May 2018, will have a dramatic impact on prices, according to the Institute for Fiscal Studies."

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"A multi-million pound contract to upgrade trains with the latest digital signalling technology is expected to make Britain’s freight network safer, more efficient and more flexible."

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"So far, for a vehicle which will not hit the streets until at least 2019, Tesla have managed to acquire orders for quite a few of the new range. UPS wants 125, Walmart 15, Loblaws 25, Anheuser-Busch (Budweiser) 40, Sysco 50, Pepsico 100, DHL 10 and Schneider an undisclosed number. A pretty healthy mix of retail distributors and road hauliers. However the methods used to gain such attention for a completely new concept have been worth a look."

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"As London Suspends Congestion and Toxicity Charges Other Cities Move Toward Clean Air Zones"

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"A new report looks at how cybersecurity threats could evolve next year and it makes for interesting reading."

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