November 07, 2017

Digitalised intermodal freight project launched

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Digitalised intermodal freight project launched Kombiverkehr

A group of rail freight operators and logistics companies has launched a project which aims to enhance intermodal transport services by embracing digital technologies.

Participants in the three-year project, which is entitled Digitalisation of Intermodal Supply Chains - KV 4.0, will use a newly-developed data hub and standardised interfaces to gain direct access to key information on intermodal logistics chains, including order and timetable data and arrival forecasts.

The project’s partners include Kombiverkehr, DB Cargo, Lokomotion, SBB Cargo Germany, KLT Kombi-Terminal Ludwigshafen, Hupac, Hoyer, Paneuropa Transport, and Bertschi.

All project partners share responsibility for the specification of the data hub, the definition of interfaces and, where required, the adaption of business processes. Programming implementation will be carried out by software developers.

The €5.87m project is being part-funded by the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) through its mFund research initiative.

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