Author: Stanford Ellis


OSPT Alliance, a vendor neutral, global association chartered to help the transit, mobile and loyalty markets move towards an open infrastructure that enables secure, cost-effective and flexible fare collection solutions, today announced that it has added Cardtek to its membership base. Cardtek develops end-to-end payment solutions for banks, processors, telecom operators, retail and public transit services – serving over 150 customers across 28 countries worldwide. As a full OSPT Alliance member, Cardtek plans to develop and implement host card emulation (HCE) and near field communications (NFC) mobile ticketing solutions, based on OSPT Alliance’s CIPURSE™ Specification. CIPURSE is based on...

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McArdle International returns to Krone for ‘Dual-Temperature Control’

DG McArdle International, the Co. Monaghan-based ambient and temperature controlled transport specialists whose main distribution hub is in Dublin, have once again returned to Krone for a repeat order of Cool Liner refrigerated trailers. This time, the trailers are fitted with Krone’s new ISOwall moveable bulkhead, which is lighter and easier to operate and provides McArdle with optimum dual-temperature control. Operating throughout Ireland and Europe, McArdle’s modern fleet now includes 120 trailers – all of which are specified to the highest standard and fitted with GPS tracking systems – to enable real time vehicle monitoring anywhere in Europe. “We...

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Deputy Mayor of London and Mayor of Cambridgeshire & Peterborough join UK business leaders, senior academics and economists at the LSCC’s Annual Conference today at the British Library in London. Ahead of the Queen’s speech tomorrow, a warning given to Government that any deals with other parties should not come at the expense of the vital tech and innovation “corridor” which runs from the Capital up to Stansted and Cambridge. Calls for continued investment in major infrastructure projects such as Crossrail 2 amidst fears that taking funding from UK’s most economically productive regions could weaken economy as Brexit talks...

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Revolutionary 4,000mph solar-powered transport network planned for UK by 2040

A 4,000mph super-shuttle that will whisk passengers between London and Edinburgh in just eight MINUTES could be fully operational by 2040 as the dream of hypersonic public transport takes a “gigantic and unprecedented” step closer to reality. The ‘Hyper Chariot’ uses roller coaster-type technology to catapult car-sized capsules through airless concrete tubes at five times the speed of sound. It accelerates from 0 to 1,000mph in just 60 seconds using ultra-powerful electric linear motors that provide nearly double the sensation of acceleration as a Boeing 747. At its maximum velocity of 4,000mph, the Hyper Chariot will zip between London...

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FTA says seamless trade and logistics must be priorities as Brexit talks begin

As Brexit negotiations get underway, the Freight Transport Association (FTA) has repeated its calls for the Government to prioritise logistics and trade and to keep an open mind in the talks to ensure freight can continue to move freely throughout Europe.   The logistics industry contributes over £121 billion Gross Value Added to the economy every year and employs 2.54 million people in the UK, 11% of whom are non-UK EU nationals. But its value goes far beyond this – logistics is an enabler, making both international trade and local deliveries possible.     Prime Minister Theresa May has...

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