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New TOS thinking from Sweden
a five-year term and Jernhusen ul-
timately owns all the data and in-
terfaces that will be developed.
Though changing a TOS is
something most terminals avoid if
Swedish software developer erate and develop the Logistic where rail terminals are typically they can, Jernhusen could theoreti-
Hogia Systems has been Center Skaraborgs multipurpose small; the largest terminal, Malmö, cally change TOS provider after five
awarded a contract to install terminal in Falköping. It has also handles around 140,000 lifts annu- years. Hogia, naturally, hopes to
terminal operating software at won the rights to operate and de- ally and Aarsta in Stockholm keep the contract and Hogsved em-
eight intermodal terminals velop the new NLC intermodal around 100,000. phasised that the parties are work-
owned by Swedish rail asset Terminal in Umeå. Hogia will host all the software ing together and have an interest
company Jernhusen, The ter- Normally a terminal operator on servers in the basement of its in growing volume.
minals will then be leased to provides its own IT systems but offices, running separate instances Hogia itself is taking some of
private operators. Jernhusen is taking a different phi- of the software for the different the business risk with a volume-
Jernhusen was formed in 2001 losophy and leasing terminals with terminal operators. based “per lift” fee structure.
as a rail property holding company a TOS already installed. With short The main application is Hogia Hogsved declined to comment on
during the break up of national rail- term leases (4+2 years), both ter- Terminal, Hogia’s core TOS prod- whether this was a cheaper op-
way Statens Järnvägar. In order to minal operators and rail lines would uct, with minor adjustments for tion than the traditional ERP li-
make intermodal transport more be reluctant to invest in the IT de- automating the distinct workflow cence structure.The more impor-
competitive, Jerhusen is persuing a velopment and integration that is of a Swedish combi terminal. tant point, he said, is that
policy of leasing intermodal termi- needed to deliver a more attractive Hogsved says Hogia’s policy is to Jernhusen is saving a lot of money
nals to different private operators rail service offering. deliver its standard system for all by replicating systems and inter-
on short-term leases. With the single contract with installations but there are always faces. “Everything is used times
Late last year, the Stockholm Hogia covering eight facilities,
Jernhusen is installing Hogia Terminal at Swedish intermodal terminals before
different work process that have three at least and it is much more
Årsta and Jönköping Solåsen ter- Jernhusen can leverage develop-
leasing them to new operators.
to be included in the software. cost efficient” he added.
minals were leased to ISS Traffic AB, ment across multiple sites and lower Some terminals, for example, store The first three terminals, Stock-
the Swedish facility management costs. Hogia will deliver its Hogia There will also be opportuni- deliver integration in the containers for as long as possible holm, Göteborg and Jönköping, are
subsidiary of Norwegian service Terminal operating system with a ties for hauliers and other players intermodal market “which has been on rail cars to save scarce yard space. scheduled to go live this month.
provider ISS, while the Gull- number of specially designed stand- in the transport chain to connect lagging behind in Sweden.” With In keeping with the idea of Jernhusen has not yet leased out all
bergsvass terminal in Göteborg was ard integrations. Rail line operators via the Internet or exported Excel standard interfaces, Hogia can of- bringing a more open market to the terminals and is expected to
leased to BaneService AS. will be able to connect to termi- files for booking systems etc. fer rail lines the chance to connect Swedish intermodal services, announce operators for Sundsvall
ISS traffic is a new player in ter- nals via EDI using EDIFACT mes- Hogia general manager Johan to multiple terminals with a single Hogai’s contract with Jernhusen has and Gävle shortly. ❏
minal operations and in July last sages and XML versions will be Hogsved says the new approach to set of development work. This is
year took over the contract to op- available for new systems. IT service provision should finally especially important in Sweden
master
Free Wi-Fi for vessels
Modern Terminals Ltd (MTL) system and offers vessels free Wi-
claims to be the first container Fi at Terminals 1, 2 5 and 9.
logistics terminal
terminal operator in Hong Kong “The WiFi service helps save
to provide Wi-Fi free of charge cost for our customers in main-
to vessels docked at its terminals. taining close communication be-
Last year, MTL installed a new tween the liner companies, their
Wi-Fi network from Hong crew at our terminals and our
Kong’s Altai Technologies that own staff, as compared to tradi-
uses cellular architecture to pro- tional modes of communication
vide a coverage radius of up to via satellite or by hand,
500m from one base station (see “Real-time updating of stow-
WorldCargo News November age plans is also conveniently fea-
2009, p20). The initial system sible by simply transmitting the
gave MTL coverage over two data directly to servers at shipping
berths and the surrounding yard companies via Wi-Fi service pro-
from eight Altai A8 Super Wi-Fi vided by Modern Terminals,” said
base stations. Benjamin Lai, Modern Terminals’
Jade Logistics Master Series • Container Terminals MTL has now extended the general manager, Hong Kong. ❏
rail
• Multi purpose terminals
terminal
• General Cargo
consulting
• Roll-on/Roll-off terminals
Box tracking briefs
transport
• Warehousing
● ABS Capital Partners has made submitted. “OOCL’s CN24 cus-
• Vessel scheduling
a US$30M investment in the toms status notification is ex-
• Accounting
container shipping portal tremely important and allows our
INTTRA, the global e-com- customers to perform their cus-
merce solutions provider estab- toms declaration as soon as they
lished in 2000 to provide a uni- receive the ‘accepted status’,”
jadeworld.com
fied e-commerce platform for OOCL said in a statement.
global shipping. INTTRA was
founded by Maersk Line, Medi- ● UK-headquartered active
London - Los Angeles - Sydney - Toronto - Auckland
terranean Shipping Co, CMA RFID and GPS tracking solutions
CGM, Hamburg Süd, Hapag- provider Wavetrend has com-
Lloyd and United Arab Shipping pleted a contract to supply active
Co and works with over 30 car- RFID, GPS and its Asset Trace
this
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Available from WorldCargo News
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form container orders. Bringing in Townley Group International
ABS Capital will provide funds (TGI). TGI specialises in project
“Container Terminal
370111
to
to support a new commercial cargo and was appointed last year
strategy to extend e -commerce by Troy Resources to move a
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INTTRA launched INTTRA to Zarate and then on to San Juan,
Act Track and Trace 2.0, a next Argentina. The plant was shipped
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generation, web-based container in 60 containers (a mix of 20ft
A major study by Dr Itsuro Watanabe
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tracking application for shippers and 40ft) and 3,500 m
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of
(Container System Technology)
and freight forwarders and their breakbulk cargo from Newcastle.
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This comprehensive 245 page study is an in-depth analysis of capacity constraints, productivity, selectivity
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and flexibility of different container handling systems in terminals of different types and sizes: common-users
a single portal. GPS, GSM, and ZigBee wireless
or dedicated; hub centre (transshipment and/or relay) or import/export vocation; gateway or feeder port; ...........................................................
mesh networks in conjunction
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figures and explanatory tables. Effects of different call patterns of containerships and dwell day regimes.
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20 February 2010
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