Logistics News - 24th April

Logistics News - 24th April

"Volvo Trucks is to build a range of all-electric lorries aimed at hauliers working in an urban environment.

The 16-tonne FL Electric is a fully electrically-powered truck for distribution, refuse collection and other haulage work in built-up areas.

It features a range of up to 300km (185 miles) on a full charge and can be completely fast-charged in 1-2 hours, or plugged into the mains grid overnight taking up to 10 hours."

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"When the news broke last week that Great Western Railway (GWR) suffered a data breach, in which the UK operator revealed hackers had illegal access to approximately 1,000 of its customers' details, there was understandable concern from those customers that were at risk. James Barrett from the data network company, Endace, takes a closer look at the cyber security breach to explain that, while some members of the public with a tainted view of the rail industry may hold GWR responsible, in his view the rail company is blameless."

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"The FTA has joined a coalition to raise concerns about how HGVs are treated in future Clean Air Zones. It joins three other trade associations in the coalition: the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA), the National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) and the Road Haulage Association (RHA)."

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"Mossend International Railfreight Park (MIRP) has officially launched their expanded Railhead project at their Bellshill Railhead, marking a major investment for North Lanarkshire’s economy.

MIRP provides access to intermodal transport facilities, operating as an “inland port”, handling the transfer of cargo from rail onto truck. MIRP will put Scotland at the forefront of a Europe-wide logistics network and is a game changer in the rail logistics business."

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"Road and rail projects providing better connectivity for the UK’s ports could be given priority in Control Period 6 (CP6) and Road Investment Strategy 2 (RIS2), according to a new government study.

In Transport infrastructure for our global future: a study of England’s port connectivity, the Department for Transport (DfT) sets out how it will work with Network Rail, Highways England, port authorities and Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) to prioritise projects which provide better transport links for ports."

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