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TRENDS IN CARGO SCREENING TECHNOLOGY

TRENDS IN CARGO SCREENING TECHNOLOGY

UK Travel Staffing Shortages Set to Peak in Summer 2023, But Industry Identifies Path Forward  

Joy Finnegan

New research released by SAP reveals that the worst is yet to come for the UK’s travel industry as staffing shortages continue to challenge airlines and rail operators.   In a survey of 401 senior decision makers from within the UK’s airline and rail operators, fifty-five percent of respondents say staffing challenges will impact customers’ 2023 travel plans…

BadgePass ONE Integration Launches Cloud-Based Access Control with Schlage Intelligent Electronic Locks and Readers

Joy Finnegan

Security products and solutions provider Allegion announced its Schlage intelligent hardware integration with the BadgePass ONE platform. With this integration, BadgePass is the first to offer a subscription software package that includes all hardware and software needed to issue secure ID badges and manage door access privileges within a facility. It is also one of…

Strikes Disrupting Travel in UK

Joy Finnegan

The UK government has acknowledged that strikes hitting the UK right now are causing “massive disruption.” Those words came from Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s spokesperson, Jamie Davies. Border Force workers and rail staff struck again on Wednesday28 December which left passengers, commuters and shoppers subject to delays. Border Force staff at Britain’s largest airports, including…

Innofreight Aims for Safest Rail Freight Fleet in Europe Through Digital Innovation with Nexxiot

Innofreight Aims for Safest Rail Freight Fleet in Europe Through Digital Innovation with Nexxiot

Joy Finnegan

European rail logistics company, Innofreight, has selected Nexxiot to complete the digitalization of its entire railcar fleet. The company which has just moved into its new headquarters in Bruck an der Mur in Austria, works closely with its customers and the wider industry to develop containers, railcars and unloading systems to constantly optimize rail freight…

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Backs Eagle Plan to Combat Violence-Provoking Effects of Disinformation

Joy Finnegan

By Michaela Jarvis In an age when disinformation can promote violence, a group of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University faculty will help secondary school teachers to recognize the online manipulation tactics used by extremist organizations, using an approach known as Inoculation Theory. “Inoculation Theory is the idea that a little bit of exposure to something dangerous will…

Delta’s Air+Rail Program Aims to Connect Customers to 20 More Destinations in Europe

Joy Finnegan

Delta Air Lines has expanded travel options to Europe using its Air+Rail program providing train connections to 20 more destinations, including 12 new cities for Delta customers in The Netherlands, Italy, Switzerland and the U.K. First launched in August 2021, for travel between Amsterdam and the Belgian cities of Brussels and Antwerp, this expansion enables…

CLD Fencing Systems Puts Security-Rated Offer Under the Spotlight at ISE

Joy Finnegan

CLD Fencing Systems will be showcasing its latest generation of security-rated physical security systems at the International Security Expo 2022. The company has a suite of physical security systems, independently third party tested by the Loss Prevention Certification Board, (LPCB), offering the ultimate in protection against attack. It will be introducing Securus S4, the latest…

Dutch Farmers Blocked Roads, Ports in July Protest

Dutch Farmers Blocked Roads, Ports in July Protest

Joy Finnegan

Dutch farmers, angry about new government regulations, used their tractors and trucks to block roads and distribution centers Monday, July 4. The protests were spurred by anger towards the government for plans that would require them to use less fertilizer and reduce livestock, as well as plans to slash emissions. They also targeted Schipol Airport,…

Biden-Harris Administration, USDOT Make an Unprecedented $1.4 Billion in Rail Grants Available Through Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

Biden-Harris Administration, USDOT Make an Unprecedented $1.4 Billion in Rail Grants Available Through Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

Joy Finnegan

The U.S. Department of Transportation issued a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) announcing the availability of over $1.4 billion in Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvement (CRISI) Grant funding. The CRISI Program, which is administered by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), advances projects that modernize America’s freight and passenger rail infrastructure, allowing people and goods…

Trevelyan Appointed Secretary of State for Transport UK

Trevelyan Appointed Secretary of State for Transport UK

Joy Finnegan

Anne-Marie Trevelyan was appointed Secretary of State for Transport in the UK on 6 September 2022. She was Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade from 15 September 2021 to 6 September 2022. Previously Trevelyan was the UK International Champion on Adaptation and Resilience for the COP26 Presidency between…

TRENDS IN CARGO SCREENING TECHNOLOGY

TRENDS IN CARGO SCREENING TECHNOLOGY

James Careless

Whether in small parcels in air cargo, or large containers on ships, trains, and trucks, smugglers are always trying to find new ways to evade detection. “It’s a chicken and egg situation,” said aviation security consultant Steve Wolff, president of Wolff Consulting Services. “Smugglers will try something and then, when they get found out, they’ll…

THE FORCES DRIVING CCTV TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT

THE FORCES DRIVING CCTV TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT

James Careless

CCTV security systems are becoming sharper (in image resolution), smaller (in form factor), and smarter—thanks to artificial intelligence/AI that can detect intruders automatically. For the transportation sector, these advances offer the opportunity to enhance security, personnel, and property protection at any locations where their aircraft, ships, trains, and trucks are vulnerable. Virtual/remote tower solutions like…