Logistics News - 17th April

Logistics News - 17th April

"Counterfeiting and piracy is having an effect on the bottom line of nearly 50 per cent of brands, while almost 60 per cent of decision makers believe the challenges brought by advanced digital technologies and the dark web will make brand protection more difficult over the next five years, a new study has found."

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"A major new campaign will put Scotland in the international spotlight and showcase the country’s world-leading assets to a global audience.

Launching simultaneously today in North America, London and China, ‘Scotland is Now’ is designed to put the country firmly at the top of everyone’s list of places to live, work, study, invest and visit."

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"The director of a Scottish freight transport firm has been banned from acting as a director for nine years after he illegally used red diesel to fuel his fleet.

Scott McClung was the sole director of SDS Logistics (Bonnybridge) Limited, which went into liquidation in August 2016 owing some £1.9 million."

"The electric vehicle market is accelerating with a focus on cars, but there is also much activity in the commercial vehicle sector.

Tesla stole the headlines when it revealed its electric Semi, but Daimler has the Mercedes-Benz eActros and the Fuso e-Canter. Volvo Trucks is about to begin trials with its electric truck solution and there are multiple smaller options in the van market."

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