Logistics News - 10th April

Logistics News - 10th April

"Police in the West Midlands region of the UK have seized an estimated £3m ($4.2m) in counterfeit alcohol and tobacco products from a site in Birmingham.

Officers have been cutting open around 200 shipping containers at the facility, believed to be a self-storage site providing individuals and businesses low-cost rental containers which were being used in some instances by criminals."

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"The Edrington Group, makers of world renowned The Macallan Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky, faced a challenge when re-filled used bottles, intact with labels, began appearing on shelves under their brand name. This posed a serious consumer safety, as well as a global brand issue."

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"The UK Government has announced that diesel-only trains will be phased out by 2040. Currently, 29% of the UK’s fleet is diesel and the move has been received positively by campaigners. But what does the phase-out involve?"

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Pentalver Transport opens expanded container facility at DP London World Gateway; TRL to give platooning trial update at Microlise Transport Conference and more

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"The look of security at airports, train stations and borders could be set for a change if two US technology companies have their way, and it comes in the shape of an autonomous robot fitted with smart cameras and detection capabilities that can save the companies using them money."

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"With a remit that includes rail, roads, maritime, aviation, freight and logistics and cycling, the Department for Transport (DfT) is responsible for transport matters in England and un-devolved areas of Great Britain’s network. Established in 1919, when it was then called the Ministry of Transport, the organisation has evolved hugely since those days – exemplified by one of its four key objectives: strengthening the safety and security of transport."

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