Logistics News - 25th June

Logistics News - 25th June

"About 63 South African haulage truck drivers have been arrested after staging a ‘xenophobic’ protest targeting foreign drivers, including Zimbabweans in Harrismith along the Johannesburg-Durban (N3) Highway.
South African drivers alleged that foreigners, particularly Zimbabweans were taking away their jobs, and were the main cause for low salaries they are receiving."

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"The newly formed container shipping company, Ocean Network Express (ONE) and Freightliner, a subsidiary of Genesee & Wyoming (G&W), have signed a contract that will see 118,320 road miles per day removed from UK roads.
By guaranteeing rail wagon capacity on the main intermodal routes in the UK, the new contract will reduce greenhouse gasses by 67% in comparison to traditional road transport."

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"The expansion of rail is the “only viable option” to grow UK cities and allow them to achieve their economic potential, a new report has found.
The Urban Transport Group (UTG), an organisation which represents the UK’s largest urban transport authorities, released a report on Wednesday which aims to highlight the value of rail transport in meeting housing demand, creating attractive urban centres with less road traffic, and better air quality."

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"UK – We start the week's journey through some of the stories from freight and logistics which didn't quite make the headlines with a reaction from the Road Haulage Association (RHA) to the announcement from Leeds City Council that, after a recent public consultation, as from January 2020, any pre-Euro VI lorries entering the city's Clean Air Zone will be liable to a toll of £50."

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"The Glenturret malt distillery in Crieff, and the Cutty Sark whisky brand, have been put up for sale by Edrington.
The Glasgow-based distiller has opted to focus investment on its single malts, including The Macallan and Highland Park."

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