Tuesday 11th Dec 2018 - Logistics Manager Magazine

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Urban delivery project wins German government award

Dachser has won a German government award for an urban delivery project in Stuttgart, which, the company says, reduces CO2 emissions per shipment by 24 per cent, particulates emissions by 32 per cent, and nitrogen oxide emissions by 26 per cent.

Daimler to invest €20bn in battery cells

Daimler has set out plans to buy €20 billion of battery cells saying: “We are systematically pushing forward with the transformation into the electric future of our company.”

No-deal Brexit preparations are ‘dire’

Government plans for a no-deal Brexit are “dire”, the Road Haulage Association warned as prime minister Theresa May decided to abandon plans to allow MPs to vote on her deal today (11th December).

£8m for customs intermediaries and traders

Customs intermediaries and traders completing customs declarations can apply for grants to support training and IT under a £8 million government scheme designed to increase capacity in the sector ahead of Brexit in March 2019.

ECMT permits: two weeks to apply

The Department for Transport has reminded hauliers that they have until Friday 21st December to apply for ECMT permits, which might be needed if the UK leaves the European Union without a formal deal next year.

Nestlé creates packaging research institute

Nestlé has set up a packaging research institute to focus on the development of recyclable, biodegradable or compostable polymers, functional paper, as well as new packaging concepts and technologies to increase the recyclability of plastic packaging.

FTA repeats call to back Brexit deal

The Freight Transport Association has repeated its call to MPs to back the Brexit withdrawal agreement when is comes to the vote on 11th December, arguing that a no-deal Brexit would lead to drastic restrictions on road haulage, as well as new customs declarations, duty payments, conformity checks and other inspections at the EU border.

Maersk sets out 2050 CO2 targets

A.P. Møller – Maersk has set out its goal to reach carbon neutrality by 2050 and aims to have carbon neutral vessels commercially viable by 2030 as part of this goal.