Fargo Systems showcase Intermodal Optimisation Software

Leading software provider, Fargo Systems, return to Europe’s leading event for container, transport & logistics across road, rail and sea; Intermodal Europe (Amsterdam, November 27th – 29th, stand A48).

Showcasing a complete suite of products to assist shipping lines, forwarders, 3PLs and transport companies manage their container movements more efficiently. Products on show will include TOPS, the award-nominated container transport management system, and CYMAN, a multi-lingual, multi-depot, terminal / yard management system. New to the portfolio of solutions are several Android smartphone applications including container GPS tracking, transport order instructions, and an App that allows transport planners or sales people to remotely view and report on daily operations dynamically in real-time.

The latest version of their TOPS transport management system incorporates various enhancements to improve efficiency, maximise profit, and assist in carbon emissions reduction.

The ‘Multimodal Profit Optimiser’ suite of tools includes a planning wizard to identify container ‘twinning’ and ‘reload’ possibilities, a route optimiser for multi-drop trips, a quick and simple alternative transport mode determinant, and a profitability optimiser that compares standard default tariffs, subcontractor-specific ones, own fleet running costs and any ad-hoc quotes that may have been received.

The user-friendly wizard to help reduce empty running miles for container road transport allows the operator to optimise routing based on customer requirements, equipment type, location, etc. and offers best matches all within the transport management system itself.

Quotation requirements can be requested, and subsequently submitted by transport suppliers via the independent containercentral.com online transaction exchange. If accepted the Jobs can be electronically transferred directly to the suppliers transport management system, with a return flow of job status and information update, including electronic proof of delivery, all possible.

Elsewhere a new Trunk and Route Plan Wizard adds further ability to auto-determine jobs best suited for rail or other alternative means of transport. In addition, a train planning module provides a sophisticated way of managing contracted or self-operated rail services with equipment checks and a wagon space optimiser. CO ²/Kg emissions can of course also be entered for different transport modes (road, rail, barge…) and reported back to the customer on a regular basis.

The software also includes integrated equipment control decision-making tools to manage inland terminal stocks and operations, maintenance and visibility of port quay and terminal rents, together with demurrage and detention cost and revenue management.

Visit Fargo Systems on Stand A48.