CTL Logistics runs digital

2021/05/07 at 9:39 AM

With implementing the RailSoft system, Polish rail freight company CTL Logistics has finally switched to digital operations. The solution allows the operator to enhance most of its business activities from planning to locomotive maintenance works.

CTL Logistics implemented the RailSoft system, a powerful IT solution that allows running many operational processes digitally. It supports planning and dispatching of the company’s personnel, freight trains, maintenance works for rolling stock as well as provides the staff with qualification examinations, training courses and instructions. The system was introduced by CTL Logistics on 1 May.

Container train of CTL Logistics in Poland, source: CTL Logistics

“More and more information is difficult to process and analyse, therefore, it is necessary to create systems for improving the flow of information in order to manage it more effectively and at a sufficiently high quality level. The implementation of this IT tool will allow our company to enter a completely new level, replacing an unintuitive and imperfect IT system supported by hundreds of handcrafted spreadsheets with one online system”,” said Grzegorz Bogacki, CEO of CTL Logistics. To apply the system for everyday use, the Polish operator equipped several hundred train drivers and auditors with tablets.

RailSoft solution

The RailSoft system was developed by Petrosoft, a Polish IT company focused on dedicated solutions for various industries including the railway sector. This solution allows the rail freight operators to create their digital databases of personnel, fleet and other assets. “It is possible to obtain real-time information about all assets, wagons and locomotives at our disposal, taking into account both the circulation of trains and the regions of Poland in which they are currently located. We can also order timetables from PKP Polskie Linie Kolejowe (Poland’s rail infrastructure manager – IntermodalNews.eu) directly from the system. We also have an access to information about the availability of train crews,” explained Grzegorz Bogacki.

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