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ENHANCING SHIPPING CONTAINER SECURITY

ENHANCING SHIPPING CONTAINER SECURITY

Los Angeles Thieves Ransack Trains, Steal Cargo, Leave Mess

Joy Finnegan

Recently TSI reported on the need for more security for containers in the transportation industry. This week, the Los Angeles Times reported on how bad the situation has gotten. The extent of the problem was seen recently in that Times report. An image from the report shows torn plastic wrappers, cardboard boxes and packaging littering…

Homeless Man Allegedly Pushed Woman to Death on NYC Train Tracks

Joy Finnegan

A homeless man with a history of mental problems is accused of pushing Michelle Go onto the train tracks at a New York City station, where she was hit by a train Saturday, January 15. She was waiting for a southbound train when the attack occurred. “This incident was unprovoked, and the victim does not…

Train with Baby Onboard Leaves Parents on Platform

Bruno Duarte

The parents of a baby in Germany were left on the platform as the train sped away this past Sunday. The parents “watched in horror” according to bystanders as the train left with their child on board. The father placed the child, 11 months old, in a stroller on the train but was stood on…

False Alarms at the UK’s Some National Infrastructure Sites set to be Reduced with New Technology

Joy Finnegan

Experts in human, vehicle and object detection, Business Insight 3, has built on its sole UK partnership with Barcelona-headquartered technology provider, Davantis. Working together, the two organizations have released a ground-breaking product which is set to drastically improve intruder detection while reducing the number of false alarms from security systems at some of the UK’s…

Train Station Incident Leaves Good Samaritan Dead

Joy Finnegan

Early on New Year’s Day a man at a New York City subway train station was attacked by gang members. The 38-year-old man was approached by members of a gang, one wielding a knife. During the attack, the man ended up on the train tracks below the platform. It was not clear how he ended…

Hua Lamphong Train Station in Bangkok Closing

Joy Finnegan

Hua Lamphong Station in Bangkok, Thailand is closing after 100 years of service. The culturally iconic rail station, Hua Lamphong in the Thai hub city of Bangkok is closing down, having been replaced by a newer, more generic station. The station has been in use for 100 years but will be closing routes as they…

COVID Wreaks Havoc on Rail Service in U. S.

Joy Finnegan

From coast to coast, COVID is disrupting train service in the United States. Crew shortages caused the Southern California regional passenger rail system, Metrolink, to cancel scheduled early-morning trains departing from a New Year’s Eve event in San Bernardino. MTA suspended four of the lines that service the five boroughs. This suspension included the W…

Alstom Aims for the Most Sustainable Fleet of Trains in Irish Transport History

Alstom Aims for the Most Sustainable Fleet of Trains in Irish Transport History

Joy Finnegan

Alstom has signed a ten-year framework agreement with Iarnród Éireann/Irish Rail (IE) for up to 750 new X’trapolis commuter rail cars for Ireland’s DART (Dublin Area Rapid Transit) network, with a firm initial order for 19 five-car trains, valued at €270 million, including a 15-year support services contract. Henri Poupart-Lafarge, Alstom chairman and CEO, Minister…

SNCF to Pay Woman €1 million After Train Door Accident

SNCF to Pay Woman €1 million After Train Door Accident

Joy Finnegan

Recently SNCF, France’s national railway was ruled to pay more than €1 million to a passenger whose leg was amputated after a train door accident. According to the Paris Court of Appeal, SNCF was found at least 30% responsible for the accident, which occurred in 2008. The legal battle lasted 13 years and resulted in…

ENHANCING SHIPPING CONTAINER SECURITY

ENHANCING SHIPPING CONTAINER SECURITY

James Careless

Shipping containers are the means by which the world moves its goods. “Maritime shipping is the backbone of world trade; it is estimated that more than 80 percent of all goods are carried by sea. In terms of value, global maritime container trade is estimated to account for around 60 percent of all seaborne trade,”…

Old Bomb Explodes Near Munich Train Station

Joy Finnegan

An explosion caused by an old aircraft bomb injured three people in Munich. The explosion occurred just outside Donnersbergerbruecke station where construction is ongoing. Witnesses reported that there was a loud explosion near the Donnersberger Bridge, then they saw a column of smoke. “At this time there is no evidence of criminal offenses. According to…

Knightscope Launches Nationwide Robot Roadshow for Security Robot

Joy Finnegan

Knightscope, Inc., a developer of advanced physical security technologies utilizing fully autonomous robots focused on enhancing U.S. security operations, today announced the launch of its first-ever Robot Roadshow. Knightscope’s robots will embark on a road trip across America, making appearances in select cities spanning at least 12 states and the District of Columbia. The tour…