Logistics News - 13th of March

Logistics News - 13th of March

"World-leading Scotch whisky producer Chivas Brothers is forging ahead with research to help combat the effects of climate change on distillery water resources"

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"This week, March 11 – 17, is World Glaucoma Week and in the UK the road freight industry is doing its bit to help combat a disease that affects around 600,000 Britons alone, half of them undiagnosed. Glaucoma is particularly relevant to the logistics industry as good vision is of course essential to any van or HGV driver. As part of the effort to improve the rate of diagnosis the Road Haulage Association (RHA) is collaborating with sight experts, Vision Express by launching a brand-new Vision Van, a mobile eye-testing facility housed within a customised trailer, designed and built by Cartwright Conversions."

 

"There could be significant consequences for the safety of drivers and passengers if any of these autonomous or connected cars were to be hacked and on-board control systems compromised to disrupt moving vehicles"

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"The UK’s security is at risk because of increasing reliance on vulnerable digital technology, a new IMechE report has said."

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"Ten Scottish sites are in the running to host a logistics hub which will participate in the off-site construction a new runway for Heathrow Airport, generating 16,000 new jobs in Scotland.

Representatives from Heathrow Airport will head to Scotland to progress its search for the Scottish hub, which was guaranteed as part of a key commitment in Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed with the Scottish Government"

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"The point was very clearly made at the recent United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA) Conference that the old MI5 maxim 'we are only four meals away from anarchy' is as true today as ever, a point illustrated by the fuss engendered during the recent KFC chicken farrago when a short term disturbance to a fairly insignificant contributor to the food chain promoted widespread comment. Urban logistics needs a serious overhaul and the rise of internet shopping and on time delivery demands are worsening the problem almost daily."

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"Women in Logistics has been incorporated into the CILT, and will operate within it as the newly formed Women in Logistics Forum. Women in Logistics said its current members that elect to join the CILT stand to benefit from additional resources and its global reach."

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