Logistics News June 7th

Logistics News June 7th

 

Cracking down on 'big business' of crime gangs shipping stolen cars from port | Ipswich Star

Millions of pounds worth of stolen cars and parts are being prevented from leaving the country by a crime-fighting partnership

A specialist officer has been in post since the end of November in an effort to disrupt organised crime and recover stolen vehicles.

Discoveries have included an estimated £183,000 of stolen vehicles, £95,000 of vehicles linked to finance theft and fraud, and two containers each carrying more than £250,000 of stripped parts.

The police officer - whose identity is withheld to protect his cover - is among a network of officers seconded from local forces to major ports across the country with the National Vehicle Crime Intelligence Service (NaVCIS).

Supported by private sector funding, the full-time ports field intelligence officer took on the role with 17 years' experience in local policing and Special Branch security, as well as a previous background in engineering.

Read the full story here.  

 

Not Only Container Lines and Road Haulage Operators Must React to Pollutant Crisis | Handy Shipping Guide

The drive to reduce pollutants from the supply chain needs input, not just from the bulk cargo and container shipping sectors and the road haulage industry, but from the big brand names which dominate the markets which they operate in. One such is Fyffes, a name synonymous with the humble banana, but actually one of the world's largest and oldest tropical produce importers and distributors for a range of products.

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Haulage halves its NOx output in five years | UK Haulier

Harmful NOx emissions from trucks have halved in only five years, according to new government statistics.

Department for Transport figures show a 52 percent fall between 2013 and 2018 as haulage firms have upgraded to cleaner Euro VI lorries.

The Road Haulage Association says that the trend is set to continue and projects that NOx emissions from HGVs will have reduced by more than 80 percent by the end of 2025.

Read more here.

 

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