Logistics software for port railways
zedas®cargo expands product range with specialized solution for ports
When a train arrives at the port, it requires track capacity for inbound and outbound train processing, for shunting procedures, turnarounds, or cargo handling operations. Planning of the track occupancy requires precise coordination between the port authority, the RFC, the terminals, and the shunting service providers. Until now, track capacity management has often been based on Excel-based solutions in combination with a wide range of paper documents. There was no universal solution and the effort of communication between the actors was time-consuming.
The use of the digital solution zedas®cargo for usage-specific, paperless invoicing and documentation, ensures synchronised processes at the port. This creates an exact basis for invoicing and, thanks to optimised scheduling, allows for efficient track utilisation. All processes, from track scheduling through advance train notification to invoicing, can thus be connected, centrally managed, automated and documented.
Processes coordinated between all parties involved result in reduced waiting times and an improved flow of traffic at the port. Modern track capacity management is also indispensable for the extensive documentation obligations. The modern, digital port ultimately gains increased attractiveness because intuitive track scheduling, transparent invoicing, and smooth handling give the port an image boost as a business partner for RFCs, terminals and shunting service providers.
Learn more about track capacity management in the full article by Chris Richter, Head of Sales zedas®cargo:
- "Port logistics 4.0 - Track capacity management digitally and at a glance for all actors" - Eisenbahningenieur, issue March 2018
Further information and the brochure about our solution zedas®cargo for the track capacity management for port railways can be found here.