Tideworks’ latest terminal operating system (TOS) solution deployments are at G&W’s UK terminals, owned and operated by Freightliner in Cardiff and Birmingham, and include integration with Advent eModal’s vehicle booking system and Camco Technologies’ (Camco) gate management system to create the first automated gate solution designed specifically for UK rail and terminal operations.
Tideworks Intermodal Pro and Traffic Control are in use at a total of seven Freightliner terminals thus far and are on course to go live at the remaining G&W UK terminals by early 2022.
Tideworks’ intermodal TOS solutions enable real-time rail and yard planning and enhanced utilisation at the terminals. In Q1 2020, G&W’s Freightliner and Pentalver subsidiaries selected Tideworks as their intermodal solutions provider for their UK rail and container terminal network. Prior to that, Tideworks’ legacy solution was in place.
“We’re proud to deliver an integrated system that helps G&W meet their evolving operating and automation needs while also improving efficiencies and experiences for customers,” said Mark Bromley, vice president of Intermodal Rail at Tideworks. “The successful go-live and integration of Intermodal Pro with Advent eModal and Camco validate our solution as an agile, intelligent management system that can play a critical role in improving turn time efficiency and achieving automation goals.”
After deploying Intermodal Pro, G&W UK operations have seen positive results through increased automation and efficiency. For example, before deploying the solution, it took the Birmingham terminal two hours to clear the gate queues at the start of the week. With the automated solution in place, it now takes just 20 minutes.
“We’re consistently achieving high automation rates and have received positive feedback from hauler dispatchers, drivers, and terminal operations staff about the ease of use provided by the solution. We value our partnership with Tideworks and are eager to roll out Intermodal Pro across all of G&W’s terminals,” said Dr. Tianbing Qian (TQ), G&W’s chief information officer.
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