Freight terminal

EUROPE: Hupac, Kombiverkehr, Hoyer, Paneuropa, Lokomotion and Kombiterminal Ludwigshafen have formed DX Intermodal to develop a data hub connecting combined transport companies including rail and road operators and terminal managers.

The system is based on the #EDIGES data exchange standard and allows access to timetables, bookings, terminal status and rail and road transport information. The real-time data is accessible within the authorised distribution circle.

‘With the help of the DXI hub, transport operators can exchange all data on their intermodal units between the combined transport operators and their own systems’, said Aldo Puglisi, Head of Digitalisation at Hupac.

DXI is a development of the Digitalisation of Intermodal Supply Chains KV4.0 project which created a cross-system data platform for combined transport in 2017-21.

Christoph Büchner, Head of IT at Kombiverkehr, said an open approach to data would benefit all the players involved, and ’ultimately, data transparency leads to higher reliability and productivity and thus also to higher customer satisfaction’.