Veolia Cargo extends application of logistics management solution


Veolia Cargo Deutschland represents the Veolia Group's rail goods transport business segment in Germany. Currently active on the market with twelve rail traffic companies, the company uses PC-Soft’s zedas®cargo solution to support the rail goods transport process at several locations. The software system ensures a continuous flow of data from accepting the wagons until their release into factory and main line traffic at various locations including the Regiobahn Bitterfeld Berlin, the Hörseltalbahn Eisenach and Rotterdam harbour.

At the beginning of December 2007, the solution was also put into operation at TWE Bahnbetriebs GmbH. TWE is responsible for customer-oriented transport of all manner of goods for industry and agriculture by rail - from combine harvesters and machines destined for export, import and export of metal sheeting for packaging and overseas containers, through to the supply of agricultural fertilisers and liquid gas to tank farms. The wagons are not only transported to the railway station loading platforms and directly to the connecting customer railway lines. If required, TWE will also handle shunting on factory premises and loading and unloading of the wagons.

The handling of this complex set of tasks is now more efficient thanks to the use of the zedas®cargo solution, well-known throughout the industry: It primarily supports staff in the effective control and monitoring of the operational processes involved in factory and main line traffic. In addition, various interfaces cut down the data exchange effort required, for example to Arcelor Bremen, or for communication relating to transport from France to Saarstahl AG and the Dillinger Hütte. At the same time it ensures that the data necessary to supply the services always arrives ahead of the transport itself. It is also intended to integrate mobile handheld devices into the factory and main line functional processes, allowing staff to be informed promptly and independently of their location.

The next step will be rollouts at the Bayrischen Cargobahn Neu-Ulm and the Dortmunder Eisenbahn.