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France Line
Trailer operator and freight forwarder specialising in road haulage from the UK to France Door to door deliveries into any area of France

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Staff Movements in the Logistics and Associated Sectors This Week

Who is Turning Up in New Supply Chain Positions and Where

US – Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg has announced that Robin Hutcheson will become the Deputy Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). As Deputy Administrator, Ms Hutcheson will serve as the Acting Administrator. Since January 2021, Ms. Hutcheson has served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Safety Policy for the US Department of Transportation in the Biden-Harris Administration. In this role she led safety policy for the Department, and coordinated other critical efforts, including Covid 19 response and recovery.

Friday, January 21, 2022
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Some Snippets of Supply Chain Industry News That May have Escaped Your Notice

What is Happening in the Nooks and Crannies of the Logistics Sector

UK – As detailed in a story earlier this month the Public Consultation on a Freight & Logistics Strategy for the North of England is now live, and residents and businesses are invited to get involved and have their say before it closes at the end of January. The freight and logistics sector is vitally important for the North of England, with more than 33% of goods entering through the region's ports and 25% of GB freight starting or ending in the North.

Friday, January 21, 2022
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Freight Service Awards Provide a Breath of Fresh Air After So Long Between Meetings

BIFA Event Gives Forwarding and Logistics Industry a Chance to Catch Up

UK – There was an almost tangible sigh of relief at the Brewery in London's Chiswell Street yesterday as over 500 of the great and the good from the country's freight forwarding and logistics professions gathered at last for a major event in the shipping calendar, the annual British International Freight Association's 2021 Freight Service Awards.

Friday, January 21, 2022
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All Electric Autonomous Container Vessel Successfully Completes Maiden Voyage

Novel Safety Systems Aboard Craft as First Laden Trip Nears

NORWAY – UK – Back in 2018 we wrote how the world's first electric and autonomous container vessel, the Yara Birkeland was being readied for service on the Herøya-Brevik route, and now real progress is being made as the vessel prepares to undertake its first ever laden voyage this year.

Wednesday, January 19, 2022
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Watch Out! Big Brother May be Sitting in Those Street Lamps

Lighting Has the Ability to Interact with Autonomous vehicles

UK – National Highways has released details of its current progress as it travels towards providing its 'Digital Roads' programme which, despite a faint whiff of science fiction, actually is exploring some ideas in advance of potential future technology.

Wednesday, January 19, 2022
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Agreement Signed for UK to Get a New North Sea Ferry Terminal by 2025

Boost in Unaccompanied Traffic Post Brexit Credited

UK – The Port of Immingham is to see a new ferry freight terminal developed following the signing of an agreement, reputedly for £100 million, between port operators Associated British Ports (ABP) and Swedish group Stena Line, the new facility to be managed by Stena for the next fifty years.

Wednesday, January 19, 2022
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Latest Mayoral Attempt to Clean London Streets of Airborne Pollution Announced

Consultation Will Consider Pay as You Drive Schemes

UK – Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has once again divided his audience with pronouncements on cleaning up traffic pollution in the City. A new report shows that whilst between 2000 and 2018 greenhouse gas emissions from homes and workplaces fell by 40 and 57% respectively, those from transport managed a lowly 7%.

Tuesday, January 18, 2022
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Road Haulage and Logistics Group Takes a Step On The Road to Net Zero

Waste Oil and Fat Used to Cut Emissions

UK – As part of the company's policy to work with its customers to drive down carbon emissions and help speed up the journey to net zero, Howard Tenens Logistics tells us its key Andover depot in Hampshire has switched its fuel from diesel to the low carbon alternative, GD+ HVO Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) from this week.

Tuesday, January 18, 2022
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