Logistics News - 27th of February

Logistics News - 27th of February

"The European rail network ferries millions of us to and from work every day. Yet rail representatives felt compelled to plead ‘don’t forget rail’ in Brussels this week, saying it was at the bottom of all priority lists despite growing concerns over the expected impact of Brexit."

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"A judge has called for action against East European haulage firms who make drivers defy road safety rules in the UK.

He made the plea after jailing a trucker who claimed that he had to make the trip to avoid violence or delayed wages."

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"Gartner believes the supply chain management market will exceed $13 billion in software revenue this year, as logistics companies strive to meet digitization demands. Organizations within the industry are beginning to differentiate themselves through their investments in technologies like IoT-enabled devices, machine learning and smart machines. IoT can benefit logistics providers in a number of ways, including warehouse capacity optimization, transportation, labour management and safety."

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"Following the appointment of Air France KLM holding company chairman Jean-Cyril Spinetta in October 2016 by the country's prime minister to produce a report on the industry, the rail freight sector has waited to see what the 75 year old Parisian would produce, particularly given the level of debt the state rail group SNCF has incurred and the demands of the EU's Fourth Railway Package."

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