Category Archives: Rail

The E.U.’s Network and Information Security Directive: How should transportation companies respond?

On August 8, the U.K. government announced it was considering fines of up to £17 million, or 4% of global turnover, for companies that fail to implement cybersecurity measures set out in the Network and Information Systems Directive (NISD). But … Continue reading →

Influencing risk culture within the transport industry

A fatal tram accident, online retailers’ accusations of dangerous driving practices, and a conviction following a fatal road collision have pushed fleet operators and their risk management practices into the spotlight in recent months. As well as the human cost, … Continue reading →

What a hard Brexit could mean for U.K’s transport industry

The possibility of a “hard Brexit” from the European Union (EU) following the June 8 general election could change market dynamics for many transport companies, and spark questions about present business models. If conservatives retain power as current polls suggest, … Continue reading →

The impact of artificial intelligence in transportation

In October 2016 an experimental driverless truck made by Otto, an Uber-owned company, delivered 50,000 cans of beer after travelling 120 miles from Fort Collins, Colorado to Colorado Springs. It did so travelling at 55mph, with a human in the … Continue reading →

Risks associated with the removal industry: “It’s personal”

The transportation industry serves thousands of organizations involved in the safe carriage of people and property via air, sea, rail or road. As was discovered in our recently published Transportation Risk Index, the industry faces no shortage of challenges from … Continue reading →

Brexit impact on transportation industry

The U.K. Government has invoked Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, meaning Britain’s exit from the E.U. will be complete by the end of March 2019. Continue reading →

Guide to General Data Protection Regulation for transportation companies

On April 14, 2016 the European Parliament voted to adopt a new data protection law for Europe, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The regulation will come into effect on May 25, 2018. Continue reading →

Davos 2017: Responsive and responsible leadership in transportation

Some of the top minds in business and academia will converge on Davos again this week to take part in the 47th World Economic Forum. This year, delegates are convening to discuss the broad theme of Responsive and Responsible Leadership. … Continue reading →

European transportation industries are uniquely vulnerable to political volatility

The rise of populism on the European continent presents new geopolitical risks for corporates in the transportation industry whose businesses rely on the free movement of people and goods between member countries. Transportation Risk Index Overview/ strategic opportunity of risk … Continue reading →

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s a 1,000kmph magnetically levitating pod in an airless tube

In 2013, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk published a paper, ‘Hyperloop Alpha.’ His intention? Just to create “a new open-source form of transportation that could revolutionise travel.” Citing his inspiration for this revolution, Musk referred to California’s divisive high-speed … Continue reading →