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Technology | Transport & Logistics

Getting ready for FRMCS – the next chapter in rail

The rail sector is moving towards an exciting future, marked by advances in automation, IoT, and predictive analytics. However, to unlock its full potential, the sector will need a strong communications framework, underpinned by mission-critical networks and, crucially, standardisation supported by the global vendor community, argues Rory Mcdonnell of Nokia. “The industry’s current communications vehicle,…

23 Nov 2020, by Amy Sarcevic

Infrastructure | Transport & Logistics

Automatic Success with Automatic Inspections. Keep Moving to Succeed

Automated inspection of rolling stock dramatically improves maintenance workflows.   The move to automated inspections is driving change in the longest, heaviest, and highest value rail operations in the world. Many of these operations use Trimble technology to improve how they operate, maintain, and utilise their assets.   Trimble condition monitoring solutions enable the detailed condition assessment of rail…

5 Nov 2020, by Abdul Bhuiyan

Infrastructure | Transport & Logistics

Informed Decisions with Digitized Rolling Stock Condition Data

Know what is ahead. Increase the value of rail data and act on data insights with condition monitoring solutions that optimize efficiency and availability.   As the focus on innovation within the rail industry increases, many rail operators are looking towards digitization to optimize their performance, improve safe operation, reduce costs, and streamline their business…

20 Oct 2020, by Abdul Bhuiyan

Occupational Health & Safety | Technology | Transport & Logistics

Is the Hierarchy of Controls always valid in the age of software systems?

According to the Hierarchy of Controls – a framework that has long been used for minimising workplace hazards - engineering controls are inherently safer than administrative controls. However, as consultant Neil Robinson explains ahead of the RISSB Rail Safety Conference, this is not always the case. “There are three issues to consider when deciding whether…

1 Oct 2020, by Amy Sarcevic

Technology | Transport & Logistics

New tool helps spot worksite blind-spots and prevent machinery accidents

After three of his brothers were seriously injured by construction site vehicles at work, Dr. Nathan Kirchner decided it was time for the industry to change. Together with Dr. Kieran MacKenzie he founded tech start-up Presien – a Laing O’Rourke spinout, aimed at preventing vehicular accidents in heavy industries. Kirchner’s personal experience was not the…

23 Sep 2020, by Amy Sarcevic

Leadership & Communication | Technology | Transport & Logistics

Unlocking VTS data for optimal port operations

With $1.2 billion worth of trade moving through Australian ports every day, it is not surprising that the role of ports as a ‘service provider’ – and not just a ‘landowner’ - is becoming increasingly important. Dr. Tim Wilkes of Marico Marine believes real time data, like that collected by vessel traffic systems (VTS), will…

2 Sep 2020, by Amy Sarcevic

Leadership & Communication | Transport & Logistics

Industry 4.0 and implications for the maritime workforce

When plans to build the world’s first fully autonomous container vessel, the MV Yara Birkeand, were first unveiled, opinions varied as to whether the project would give way to an autonomy of things revolution in maritime. Rolls-Royce's Oskar Levander took an optimistic slant famously remarking, "This is happening. It's not if, it's when. The technologies needed to…

25 Aug 2020, by Amy Sarcevic

Transport & Logistics

PLANNING FOR AusRAIL 2020 is full steam ahead!

The AusRAIL team acknowledges that the Australian rail industry and community at large, is currently operating under challenging conditions with the evolving COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation. From our passengers to supply chains across a global network of customers, these times of disruption have highlighted the even greater need to collaborate, offer support and use innovation as…

26 Mar 2020, by Deborah Bocock

Transport & Logistics

Delivering a world class light rail project

It has been a strong start for the ACT Government’s recently completed light rail project connecting the fast-growing northern area of Gungahlin with Alinga in Canberra’s city centre, via a 12-kilometer corridor. With construction commencing in July 2016, the project was officially launched on April 20, 2019. “From day one we exceeded passenger and ridership…

28 Feb 2020, by Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

CAF’s light rail expansion in Australia

Transport solutions provider, CAF, has gone from strength to strength since it pioneered in the field of light rail, ten years ago. Back then, the firm made headlines when it became the first supplier of light rails with wire-free capabilities, operating by means of an Onboard Energy Storage System (OESS). Today, CAF has presence in…

24 Feb 2020, by Amy Sarcevic
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