Logistics News - 5th of February

Logistics News - 5th of February

"The transport industry is still “lagging behind” other industries in terms of digital security and must strengthen their defences to combat sustained threats from cyberattacks. They are the thoughts of Lies Alderlieste-de Wit, chief information security officer at The Netherlands’ main transport provider, Nederlandse Spoorwegen, who warned that awareness of the issue had been overtaken by the speed at which change was progressing."

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"The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has secured a 10-year trademark for Scotch whisky in China, during a three-day trade visit to the country with Prime Minister Theresa May."

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"A meeting between top Brexit negotiators and leading drinks industry trade bodies has confirmed the EU-27’s intention to “preserve the ‘full acquis’” for wine and spirits during the transition period of the UK leaving the European Union."

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"A group of migrant workers at a trucking company in Co Wexford twice threatened to set themselves alight this week in an industrial dispute, the Garda has confirmed."

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"The Road Haulage Association supports the DVSA’s action on drivers’ hours compliance but is concerned about the lack of legal rest areas for drivers to park. From Monday 5 March, DVSA traffic examiners will start issuing on-the-spot fines for drivers’ hours offences committed in the previous 28 days. They’ll be able to issue fines for five offences in a single check."

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"The escalating threat from cyberattacks and the resources required to fight them is well known to transport authorities, and more than ever organisations are seeking to prevent potentially catastrophic unauthorised access to their systems. Only last year, Maersk revealed that its finances had been hit to the tune of more than £215m ($300m) following a Trojan-style attack."

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"Dr Kavitha Kishen, Deputy Director, National Security Science and Research at the Department for Transport, DfT, explains how you have a chance to work in the exciting area of transport security; tackling global challenges and seeing evidence based decision-making in action."

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"The government has today (7 February 2018) introduced legislation on cross-border haulage as the UK continues its preparations for life outside the EU. The UK’s overall aim in the negotiations with the EU is to maintain and develop the existing liberalised access for commercial haulage, as part of the wider future partnership."

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