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GSM officially launches electric scooter ride-hailing services in Ho Chi Minh City


HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM - Media OutReach - 29 September 2023 - The Green SM Bike, GSM's electric scooter ride-hailing service, is officially launched in HCM City. The company aims to expand to another six provinces and cities and to increase the electric scooter fleet to up to 90,000 units in 2023. From 29 September 2023, customers in Ho Chi Minh City can conveniently book and use the Green SM Bike's electric scooter ride-hailing service through the Green SM mobile application. The starting price is VN13,800 for the first 2 kilometers (equivalent to VND6,900/km), and VND4,800/km from the third kilometer onwards. The VinFast Feliz S model will be used for the Green SM Bike's electric scooter fleet, showcasing the distinctive Cyan Blue paint. The model is highly valued by both drivers and passengers for its powerful engine, smooth performance, and soft, comfortable seating. Echoing Green SM's core values, Green SM Bike also commits to providing its passengers with an outstanding service experience through a team of friendly, well-trained, and professional drivers. With the benefits of zero petrol odor and engine noise, along with being beneficial for human health and the environment, the Green SM Bike will be a prime transportation choice for all. Mr. Thanh Nguyen – CEO of GSM said: "Green SM Bike will offer Ho Chi Minh City residents another convenient and eco-friendly transportation option, thereby significantly promoting green mobility habits within the community. This is an essential expansion of Green SM's product and service portfolio in Ho Chi Minh City, a foremost economic, political, cultural, and educational center in the country, thereby underlining its brand reputation and commitment to a green future for all." Prior to the launch in Ho Chi Minh City, Green SM Bike was introduced in Hanoi and received substantial support from the residents. Specifically, around 1 million rides were undertaken in just over a month. Aligned with the aim of offering e-scooter transportation solutions and promoting the ethos of green living, Green SM Bike is also dedicated to the mission of "For Green Future", a foundation established by Vingroup. This foundation kickstarts actionable projects and programs geared towards achieving sustainable green development in line with Vietnam's green transition initiatives. Specifically, for every completed ride, Green SM Bike will contribute VND100, while Green SM's taxi will allocate VND1,000 to the Foundation. To date, Green SM has donated nearly VND4 billion to the "For Green Future" Foundation, proactively participating in environmental conservation activities and fostering a sustainable future in numerous provinces and cities across Vietnam. For more information about Green SM Bike, Green SM, and Green SM Luxury Taxi services, customers can visit Green SM's official website or download the Green SM mobile application from App Store and Google Play. Contact Details Media Contact +84 96 196 65 65 Company Website

September 29, 2023 09:15 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Federal Publications Seminars (FPS) Embraces Industry Standardization with Adoption of CMS™ and CMBOK®

National Contract Management Association

Federal Publications Seminars (FPS), a leading government contract training provider, has announced a significant milestone in its commitment to advancing the contract management profession. FPS proudly embraces the National Contract Management Association's (NCMA) ANSI Approved Contract Management Standard™ (CMS™) and the Contract Management Body of Knowledge (CMBOK®) as the cornerstone for hiring, career development, and training of contract management professionals. The CMS™, recognized as the standard global language of government contracting, and the comprehensive CMBOK® collectively offer a unified framework to define, discuss, and advance contract management phases, domains, competencies, and skills. “Our adoption of these standards reaffirms FPS’s support of NCMA and dedication to cultivating excellence and promoting a common language within the contract management community,” said Andy King, President of FPS. Mr. King stated, "By aligning our training courses with the adoption of CMS™ and CMBOK®, we are poised to provide even greater support to our thriving FPS education community. Our partnership and collaboration with the National Contract Management Association (NCMA) reinforces our commitment to cultivating a more robust, knowledgeable, and ethical federal government contracting industry." “Through this collaboration, FPS aims to empower its clients to not only meet compliance requirements but also gain a competitive edge by harnessing their newfound expertise. The synergy between FPS and NCMA promises a brighter future for professionals in the federal contracting arena,” Mr. King concluded. "We appreciate Federal Publications Seminar's commitment to advancing the contract management profession through the adoption of the CMS™ and CMBOK®. they join leading organizations on our journey toward common language to foster global excellence," stated Kraig Conrad, Chief Executive Officer of NCMA. This move aligns FPS with the Department of Defense, civilian agencies of the U.S. government, industry leaders, and higher education institutions that have also embraced the CMS™ for their hiring, training, and educational programs. FPS's commitment to these standards is not only a testament to its leadership in the profession, but also an expression of support for NCMA's pivotal role in advancing the profession. For more information on NCMA's Common Language Adoption, please visit: The National Contract Management Association (NCMA), which was founded in 1959 and is the world’s leading association in the field of contract management. The organization, which has over 18,000 members, is dedicated to the professional growth and educational advancement of procurement and acquisition personnel worldwide. NCMA strives to serve and inform the profession and industry it represents and to offer opportunities for the open exchange of ideas in neutral forums. To find out more, please visit About Federal Publication Seminars: Federal Publications Seminars (FPS) has been the leading provider of government contracts training and education for more than 60 years. FPS offers hundreds of in-person and online courses designed to provide in-house counsel, procurement officers, contract administrators, and accounting professionals and firms with solid, comprehensive opportunities to stay current on critical issues throughout the government contracting market. FPS instructors are nationally recognized leaders in the government contracting industry. For more information or to subscribe, visit or call 888.494.3696. Follow FPS on social channels for the latest updates, class notifications and promotions @fedpubseminars. Contact Details National Contract Management Association Holly Dehesa +1 281-865-3296 Company Website

September 28, 2023 06:55 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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SFAA, NASBP and a Coalition of Partners Strongly Support Bill Providing Essential Protections on WIFIA Financed Projects


The Surety & Fidelity Association of America (SFAA), National Association of Surety Bond Producers (NASBP), and a coalition of industry partners commend Senator Mark Kelly (D-AZ) and Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) for the introduction of S.2928, the “ Water Infrastructure Subcontractor and Taxpayer Protection Act”. This legislation provides essential protections for workers, suppliers and contractors by requiring payment protection on federally financed infrastructure projects receiving Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) assistance, including public-private projects (P3s). “Bonding WIFIA-financed P3 projects will protect taxpayer dollars, ensure project completion, protect local small business contractors and workers, and promote economic growth,” said Lee Covington, President and CEO of SFAA. “As more and more water infrastructure projects come online, and P3s become more common in the space, WIFIA must be modernized to include the same payment and performance requirements that protect all other federally funded infrastructure projects,” continued Covington. P3 projects have increased in popularity over the years; however, the lack of clarity for requiring payment and performance protections on P3 projects can force taxpayers to absorb additional costs of rebidding a project. Without the payment protections bonds provide, subcontractors, suppliers, and workers are often left unpaid for extended periods if the contractor defaults. The solution ensures parity for protections between traditional project delivery methods and P3 projects utilizing the WIFIA program, and the same protections required in the TIFIA program and other federally financed projects. In addition, surety bonds provide payment protections for workers, subcontractors, and suppliers and provide an economic benefit to taxpayers. A recent study by Ernst & Young (EY), The Economic Value of Surety Bonds, reported: Unbonded construction projects are more likely to default than bonded projects – by up to 10 times. When a contractor defaults on an unbonded construction project, the completion cost is 85% higher than on projects protected by surety bonds. 75% of public project owners report that surety bonding reduces contractor pricing by an average of 3.2%. Five times as many public project owners report bonded projects are more likely to be completed on time or ahead of schedule, and contractors prioritize bonded projects over unbonded projects. Read the entire EY report at “Construction is a risky business, and for over 80 years, the federal and state Miller Acts have protected against the risk of loss by requiring payment and performance bonds,” related Mark McCallum, CEO of NASBP. “NASBP and SFAA look forward to working with Senators Kelly and Cramer and the U.S. Congress, on a bipartisan basis, to pass this essential bill,” continued McCallum. The coalition of partners includes: American Property and Casualty Insurance Association American Subcontractors Association Business Coalition for Fair Competition Council of Insurance Agents and Brokers Finishing Contractors Association International International Union of Operating Engineers Mechanical Contractors Association of America National Electrical Contractors Association National Association of Minority Contractors National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies National Association of Surety Bond Producers Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association The Association of Union Constructors The Construction Employers of America The Surety & Fidelity Association of America Women Construction Owners and Executives The Surety & Fidelity Association of America (SFAA) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan trade association representing all segments of the surety and fidelity industry. Based in Washington, D.C., SFAA works to promote the value of surety and fidelity bonding by proactively advocating on behalf of its members and stakeholders. The association’s more than 425 member companies write 98 percent of surety and fidelity bonds in the U.S. For more information visit Founded in 1942, the National Association of Surety Bond Producers (NASBP) is the association of and resource for surety bond producers and allied professionals. NASBP members specialize in providing surety bonds for construction contracts and other purposes to companies and individuals needing the assurance offered by surety bonds. Contact Details SFAA Peter Roth +1 703-401-0676 NASBP Kathy Hoffman +1 240-200-1278 Company Website

September 27, 2023 11:10 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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A Very Important Change Is Coming for Airplane Bathrooms


A video accompanying this announcement is available at: The Department of Transportation (DOT) is making larger single-aisle airplanes more accessible by requiring accessible lavatories for people with disabilities. While this rule will be implemented over the coming years, it is a monumental achievement for the disability civil rights movement. Under previous standards, people who use wheelchairs have no way to access the restroom on single-aisle aircraft. They are forced them to dehydrate themselves, or even soil themselves, before flights – causing major bodily harm! Over the past 75 years, Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) has led the fight for accessibility — and air travel is no different. PVA helped pass the landmark legislation to first make air travel accessible over 35 years ago, and they played an integral role in securing accessible airplane lavatories. They continue to advocate for additional reforms that will ensure a safe, dignified air travel experience for people with disabilities. So, what does this new rule mean for the future of accessible air travel? And what else is needed to make the air travel experience fully accessible for people with disabilities? Now is an opportunity for your audience to learn more about the new rule and the ways Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) has helped secure this monumental achievement, and how they continue to advocate for other meaningful reforms related to the upcoming renewal of the Federal Aviation Administration. A nationwide media tour was conducted featuring Chief Policy Officer at Paralyzed Veterans of America, Heather Ansley discussing the new lavatory rule and additional reforms that must be made to make air travel fully accessible through the reauthorization of the FAA. Additional topics that were discussed included: What the new Department of Transportation rules will do. What this means for the disability community. Why this DOT rule was desperately needed. The reasons why air travel is so far behind basic standards. What else needs to be done to ensure air travel is accessible. PVA remains on the forefront of the disability civil rights movement – fighting for stronger ADA enforcement, expanding support for home-based care, and more. To join PVA’s fight for greater enforcement of the ADA, visit, or for air travel, visit About Paralyzed Veterans of America Paralyzed Veterans of America is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and the only congressionally chartered veterans service organization dedicated solely for the benefit and representation of veterans with spinal cord injury or diseases. The organization ensures veterans receive the benefits earned through service to our nation; monitors their care in VA spinal cord injury units; and funds research and education in the search for a cure and improved care for individuals with paralysis. As a life-long partner and advocate for veterans and all people with disabilities, PVA also develops training and career services, works to ensure accessibility in public buildings and spaces, and provides health and rehabilitation opportunities through sports and recreation. With more than 70 offices and 33 chapters, Paralyzed Veterans of America serves veterans, their families, and their caregivers in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Learn more at Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727

September 25, 2023 10:40 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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TraWell Co "looking forward to best year ever" in margin terms

TraWell Co

TraWell Co CEO Rudolph Gentile speaks to Steve Darling from Proactive about how the multinational airport retail company has been performing recently. Gentile gives a brief history of the company, which specialises in luggage wrapping services, and says it has experienced remarkable growth since its founding 27 years ago. He emphasises his personal involvement in the company's early operations. He says the service is used for several different reasons, including the safeguarding of luggage from damage, theft, and inclement weather and has gained traction in the years since the company's founding. Although the pandemic led to a temporary reduction in airport coverage, TraWell is poised for a strong comeback, with plans to expand to major airports. He also notes that the company had its "best year ever" in 2022 in terms of "marginality" and expects a new record in that respect for 2023. The CEO also highlighted the company's rebranding to accommodate a broader range of airport services, including luggage storage and parking. Gentile expresses particular enthusiasm for the US market, citing it as a pivotal driver for growth and investor interest. Looking ahead, TraWell Co. aims to pursue strategic acquisitions, further expanding its presence and establishing itself as a major player in the travel services industry. s Contact Details Proactive Investors +1 604-688-8158

September 21, 2023 02:09 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Citi Says Copper Boom Will Make Historic 2008 Oil Price Surge Look Like Child’s Play


Last year, Russia's invasion of Ukraine led to major disruptions in the global supply chain and precipitated Western sanctions, sending oil prices soaring across the world's economies. In the US, the aftermath was particularly acute as gasoline prices rose sharply, jumping from an average of $3.40 per gallon in January to an eye-watering record of $5 by June. Now, as global economies rebound from the aftershocks and subsequent oil price spikes, a new commodity is emerging as a potential powerhouse: copper. In the age of renewable energy and electric vehicles, it's becoming clear that copper is the linchpin of the green revolution. According to CitiGroup, by 2025 the copper boom will make the 2008 oil price hike “look like child’s play.” Max Layton, Managing Director of Commodity Research at Citi, compared the upcoming copper surge to the 2008 oil rally when oil prices went from $50 a barrel in mid-2006 to over $140 a barrel by the end of 2007. Copper is now considered the "new oil" due to its role in electric vehicle (EV) batteries and green energy technologies like solar panels and wind turbines and in turn, could see a similar upside in the next three years. Although copper prices are expected to decline in 2023 due to China's economic struggles and slower global growth, Citi sees this as an opportunity. Layton suggests that cautious investors start buying copper gradually over the next year, anticipating that China's economic reform and energy transition will drive prices to $15,000 per metric ton by 2025, potentially yielding returns ranging from 50% to 100%. Despite the short-term challenges, the world’s eighth largest copper producer KGHM Polska Miedź endorsed Citi's bullish outlook, stating that the long-term rise of EVs and the green revolution will boost global copper demand. KGHM believes that limited supply, increased taxes on new mining projects, and environmental regulations are expected to keep copper prices high in the coming years. Investment research company The Oregon Group also sees rising demand and the imminent copper supply shortage as a major driver in the copper market boom. The Oregon Group was started by Anthony Milewski and Justin Cochrane, who are both independent experts in the capital markets, with a particular focus on commodities. In its latest report titled “Copper: At the Centre of the Metal Supercycle,” The Oregon Group highlights how the burgeoning demand for copper from battery megafactories, solar facilities, and electrified transport is rapidly surpassing supply, heralding the emergence of a new metal supercycle. The Oregon Group Anticipates Historical Copper Supply Gap According to The Oregon Group, global copper consumption has tripled in the past half-century. The ongoing global transition to cleaner energy sources is expected to further escalate the demand for copper. “When global copper demand increases, it typically does so at a pace that outstrips supply side growth, leading to rapid price rises.” - Anthony Milewski, The Oregon Group Initiatives in various countries, some of which have set legally-binding carbon targets, indicate a continued upward trajectory for copper's demand. As remarked by Daniel Yergin from S&P Global, copper will play a pivotal role in our energy transition, being central to electrification. Here are some highlights from the report: Currently, China stands as the most substantial consumer of copper but The Oregon Group forecasts more diversified geographical demand in the future. With the world's emphasis on green transitions, copper's demand is also coming from an increased number of sources. Despite vast global reserves, a crucial distinction exists between reserves and actual production. The fact is, the lack of operating mines and projects ready for production presents a significant challenge. With over a decade of underinvestment in new copper supplies, combined with today’s high costs and complexities associated with exploration and development, the supply challenge becomes very clear. The mining industry's response has been mergers and acquisitions rather than exploration and production enhancement. In short, they are consolidating supplies but not necessarily increasing them. By 2024, mine supply growth is expected to peak, potentially resulting in a massive deficit by 2035. Supply-demand disparity is bound to impact prices. Recent trends suggest a rise in copper prices due to tightening supplies, but some volatility remains. Goldman Sachs even predicts that prices could reach $15,000 a ton by 2025. The Oregon Group ’s comprehensive report not only provides a wealth of data about the dynamic copper industry and analyzes the major drivers that will continue to drive price growth in the near future, it presents invaluable insights for investors eager to tap into the expanding copper market including a list of copper stocks and ETFs to consider. Click here to read The Oregon Group 's full report Copper: At the Centre of the Metal Supercycle for an in-depth insight into the copper market, its key trends, and the major players. Disclaimer 1) The author of the Article, or members of the author’s immediate household or family, do not own any securities of the companies set forth in this Article. The author determined which companies would be included in this article based on research and understanding of the sector. 2) The Article was issued on behalf of and sponsored by, The Oregon Group. 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Forward-looking statements are not a guarantee of future performance and are based upon a number of estimates and assumptions of management in light of management’s experience and perception of trends, current conditions and expected developments, as well as other factors that management believes to be relevant and reasonable in the circumstances, as of the date of this document including, without limitation, assumptions about: (a) the ability to raise any necessary additional capital on reasonable terms to execute The Oregon Group’s business plan; (b) that general business and economic conditions will not change in a material adverse manner; (c) The Oregon Group’s ability to procure equipment and operating supplies in sufficient quantities and on a timely basis; (d) The Oregon Group’s ability to enter into contractual arrangements with additional Pharmacies; (e) the accuracy of budgeted costs and expenditures; (f) The Oregon Group’s ability to attract and retain skilled personnel; (g) political and regulatory stability; (h) the receipt of governmental, regulatory and third-party approvals, licenses and permits on favorable terms; (i) changes in applicable legislation; (j) stability in financial and capital markets; and (k) expectations regarding the level of disruption to as a result of CV-19. 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Market Jar Media Inc. is neither an investment adviser nor a broker-dealer. The information presented on the website is provided for informative purposes only and is not to be treated as a recommendation to make any specific investment. No such information on constitutes advice or a recommendation. Contact Details James Young +1 800-340-9767 Company Website

September 21, 2023 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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US Global Investors continues to see strong results from US Global Jets fund


US Global Investors CEO Frank Holmes joined Steve Darling from Proactive to provide insights into the company's US Global Jets fund, which was initiated in 2015. The fund's performance and the aviation industry have witnessed a rebound following the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Holmes elaborated on the factors driving the fund's performance and discussed key developments in the aviation sector. One notable development is the upgrade of Mexico's air safety rating from Category 2 back to Category 1 by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) last week. This upgrade reflects improved safety standards and is a positive indicator for Mexico's aviation industry. Holmes also highlighted an interesting historical trend in the airline industry. Airlines have historically exhibited an inverse relationship with oil prices. When oil prices rise, airline stocks tend to underperform, while they tend to outperform when oil prices decline. This unique relationship can present attractive entry points for investors looking to gain exposure to the global airline industry, especially in times of fluctuating oil prices. The rebound of the US Global Jets Fund and the positive developments in the aviation sector demonstrate the resilience of the industry in overcoming challenges and adapting to changing market conditions. Holmes' insights shed light on the investment opportunities within the aviation sector, offering valuable considerations for investors interested in this dynamic industry. Contact Details Proactive Investors +1 347-449-0879

September 20, 2023 02:18 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Get SAT’s new In-Flight Connectivity ESA Terminal was chosen by Safran Passenger Innovations, as part of the RAVE AeroConnect Ku IFC solution


20 September 2023 - Get SAT, an innovator in compact satellite communication terminals for ground, airborne, and maritime applications, today announced that it has been chosen by Safran Passenger Innovations (SPI) to supply an innovative Ku-band terminal as part of SPI’s “RAVE AeroConnect” inflight connectivity (IFC) products. RAVE AeroConnect Ku is a new flexible satellite connectivity solution, which will be provided to airlines as linefit and retrofit options on all major aircraft platforms. The antenna will add Ku-band capability in addition to SPI’s existing Ka-band offering. With RAVE AeroConnect, airlines will be able to choose between various satellite services and multiple constellations. Notably RAVE AeroConnect will be available on Airbus aircraft as SFE* line-fit and retrofit catalogue option as part of Airbus’ Airspace HBC plus (targeted offer ability for 2024 and EIS in 2026) and enable airlines to connect to a choice of service providers. RAVE AeroConnect Ku is part of a complete IFC solution with a radome, adapter plate and various modem options. Get SAT Aero LESA represents state-of-the-art, low profile ESA (Electronically Steered Antenna) technology operating in the Ku-frequency band. It allows simultaneous connection with both Geostationary Orbit (GEO) and Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite constellations, to enable simultaneous multi-beam multi-orbit operation. This small, versatile terminal will provide airline passengers with unparalleled connectivity experience through true global coverage by its multi-orbit performance and higher bit rates with its multi-beam simultaneous links. Built specifically for airborne operations, RAVE AeroConnect Ku solution, which includes Get SAT Aero LESA, supports both in-flight connectivity and entertainment. The new RAVE AeroConnect Ku terminal from SPI, that was selected by Airbus for its HBCplus solution, leads to significant reductions in operating costs and boosts the user experience. This enhanced connectivity solution will ensure faster, more reliable passenger connectivity with greater flexibility. Passengers can look forward to a remarkable, seamless in-flight connectivity experience. Offering high-speed connectivity, the terminal delivers enhanced data rates, reduced drag and latency, and increased performance, thus boosting productivity, reliability and decreasing operational costs. This innovative solution, which allows data exchange as a unified aircraft system, is ideally tailored to support future capacity growth and digital services demand. It empowers airlines to offer passengers an exceptional connectivity experience. Get SAT CEO, Benjamin, said: "SPI has recognized our expertise in navigating complex SATCOM challenges, highlighting our contribution to evolving airborne communication solutions. Together with SPI and Airbus, we're gearing up to amplify the RAVE AeroConnect IFC offering using our innovative communication terminals, which are specifically designed to cater to airline demands. It's a matter of pride for us to be a part of such transformative steps in commercial aviation." Matt Smith, CEO of SPI said: “Safran Passenger Innovations is delighted to select Get SAT as the Ku-band ESA provider for our various airline and OEM programs. We are excited to disrupt the industry by providing agnostic and open terminals supporting the Airbus vision, giving airlines the freedom of choice for their future connectivity services. Get SAT has demonstrated their ability to meet the needs of demanding government customers and we are excited to bring this technology to the commercial airline market.” About Get SAT Get SAT is at the forefront in supplying Micronized Satellite Terminals, which come in a compact form and are suitable for ground, air, and maritime applications. The company's groundbreaking antenna technology delivers the highest level of efficiency in the most compact size. The LESA antenna technology is a leap forward in capability and form factor, enabling Get SAT to provide truly portable, integrated, full-duplex, wide-band satellite communications. Get SAT terminals operate in multi- orbit satellite constellations, in GEO, MEO and LEO. For more information visit Press Contacts Get SAT Ayala Pinhasi +972-76-5300-700 #122 +1-571-501-5150 About SPI Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aviation (propulsion, equipment and interiors), defense and space markets. Its core purpose is to contribute to a safer, more sustainable world, where air transport is more environmentally friendly, comfortable and accessible. Safran has a global presence, with 83,000 employees and sales of 19,0 billion euros in 2022 and holds, alone or in partnership, world or regional leadership positions in its core markets. Safran undertakes research and development programs to maintain the environmental priorities of its R&T and innovation roadmap. Safran is listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange and is part of the CAC 40 and Euro Stoxx 50 indices. Safran Passenger Innovations creates innovative in-flight entertainment and connectivity systems using the latest in consumer and avionics technology to provide best in class hardware, software, and services for a premium, connected flying experience. For more information: Press Contacts Jared Siqueland +1-714-203-0525 SFE* = Supplier Furnished Equipment Contact Details Get SAT Ayala Pinhasi +972 76-530-0700 Company Website

September 20, 2023 05:00 AM Pacific Daylight Time

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Naurt supercharges delivery industry as it goes public with innovative geo-location software


The global “last mile” food and package delivery industry is worth almost $990b and is facing immense pressures to manage costs and cope with demand. Helping them deliver on their promise and create operational efficiencies, geo-location start-up Naurt today announcing the public launch of their software which is set to redefine the delivery ecosystem. Having successfully completed over 80 pilots with a range of organisations, Naurt is launching with a £300,000 funding from venture builder Founder + Lighting to propel its ambitious scale-up plans. The Naurt platform is laser focussed on fixing the biggest issue facing delivery drivers: the arduous task of finding the best parking spot and the correct building entrance. By showcasing the optimal locations, Naurt guarantees quicker deliveries, ensuring parcels never get lost or delayed. This innovation not only enhances delivery capacity by 5% to 15%, but it also significantly impacts delivery companies’ gross profit margins by minimising the key industry “stop cost” metric. This measures the number of deliveries made per shift divided by the length of time it’s taken the driver to complete. During its beta testing (last 18 months), Naurt has collaborated with 83 organisations, who have reported a 6.67% increase in daily deliveries. This boost, equating to an additional delivery per day for drivers, translates into substantial financial savings for companies, especially when labour costs account for a substantial 40% of delivery service expenses. Founded in 2020, Naurt has been on a mission to refine GPS tracking accuracy. The company’s unique software-first approach has enabled them to deliver significant business impact and has been recognised by winning Tech Nation’s Rising Stars start-up competition, outperforming 627 others. With a rapidly expanding team, which includes industry stalwarts Lucy Woolfenden, former CMO at Yolt, and Cien Solon, ex-Zilch, Naurt is poised to scale the business. Jack Maddalena, CEO of Naurt, said, “We see many businesses miss out due to poor levels of location data quality. Now that we have proven our quality of location tracking and data, this will lift the constraints and open possibilities for teams. Naurt has unlocked this opportunity for businesses, with the delivery sector being our initial focus. It's become clear that accurate location tracking alone is not sufficient in this fast paced industry, there's a desperate need for location intelligence in each and every delivery. A lack of which is costing businesses and people time, money and safety. We have created a solution that is able to improve on this without the need for extra hardware. The work we are doing will be transformational for people and businesses around the world”. The current economic environment has witnessed a shift from growth to profitability. Final mile companies are striving to streamline operations, making Naurt’s solution increasingly pertinent. Their patent-pending software not only ensures efficient deliveries by determining optimal parking spots and building entrances, but it also amasses invaluable data, with over 500 million location points collected in collaboration with global delivery giants. Recent studies, like the research paper from Washington University, have underscored the need for intelligent parking solutions, highlighting potential savings of up to 27.9% in parking search time. This further emphasises the value Naurt brings to the industry. “We are confident that Naurt has a globally unrivalled location-tracking solution. Last-mile delivery problems are costing businesses millions each year and Naurt will help slash these inefficiencies.” added Conor Moylan, Chief Investment Officer at Founder + Lightning Looking ahead, Naurt is eager to integrate with numerous delivery companies, aspiring to become an industry-standard software solution. Their vision extends beyond deliveries; they foresee their technology aiding utility companies in asset tracking, potentially revolutionising maintenance protocols. About Naurt Established in 2020 in the UK, Naurt is reshaping the delivery landscape with pioneering software solutions. Our focus on advanced GPS tracking and precise parking and entrance data has simplified deliveries, boosting efficiency and profits for global delivery firms. As a winner of Tech Nation’s Rising Stars award, we’ve showcased a software-driven approach to tangible challenges. In partnership with industry titans, we’ve captured over 500 million location points, leading the way in delivery and location tracking. Naurt is on a mission to set the benchmark in location data across diverse sectors. About Founder & Lighting Founder + Lightning Capital invests in Founders to help them build, grow and transform their businesses with technology. Over the last decade, Founder + Lightning has built over 35 businesses, protecting Founders’ runway and business growth like their own. Founder + Lightning Capital has an ecosystem of investment, strategy, design and tech and is looking to invest in Founders building B2B startups. For more information and to apply go to: Contact Details Naurt Bilal Mahmood +44 7714 007257 Company Website

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