Today, most terminals use their own planning system and standards for rail transport and most of the relevant information is exchanged by telephone or email. The new OnTrack application combines data of the various parties in the rail chain and enriches it with smart business algorithms.
Terminal operators in the Port of Rotterdam can use OnTrack to gain a better insight intothe expected and actual departure times of trains calling on their facilities. The application shows the number of containers or cars that have been loaded or unloaded and when the operation is finished. OnTrack’s real-time notifications allow all parties to anticipate on deviations more effectively, and consequently optimise the deployment of personnel and capacity.
OnTrack was developed and extensively tested in partnership with a number of different market parties under the project name HaROLD the beginning of April 2019, the application will be taken into use by nearly every carrier and terminal involved in the transportation of cargo via the Port of Rotterdam. The application can also be rolled out to other ports in the Netherlands and abroad, should parties be interested in taking advantage of this new solution.