Irish Continental Group (ICG) plc is the leading Irish-based maritime transport group. It carries passengers and cars, freight and container, on routes between Ireland, the United Kingdom and Continental Europe. It also operates container terminals in the ports of Dublin and Belfast.
In response to this brief, Spanish Point created Freight Engine 2.0 – a modern web application designed for scalability, usability (tablets, desktop and mobile) and security. It is designed to deliver exceptional user experience, incorporating multiple persona modelling coupled with top-end UX designers. It includes a modern content management system enabling the business to manage and deliver user-specific content.
Underlying the system is an architecture that supports horizontal scalability, incorporating network load balancing, scale out web and application servers and the latest SQL Server database technology. It is cloud-ready with the ability to leverage the advantages of cloud deployment.
As a business application, Freight Engine 2.0 delivers a level of UX that is normally associated with high-end, dynamic content, public-facing web sites, winning us the Innovation and Excellence Award at the 2016 Transport and Logistics Awards.