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Our intelligent freight wagon eServices

New digital functions and services create immediate added value for our customers.

Demand Manager

Clear replenishment control for empty wagons

Demand Manager

Status: Initial rollout successful


Overview of functions

  • Clear table of wagon requirements, supply runs and wagons on site
  • Coordination of empty wagon supply according to individual customer needs
  • Transparency regarding the different supply levels
  • Simplified workflow based on a stringently monitored online tool

Why Demand Manager?

  • Transparent, common data basis used in the coordination between DB Cargo and the customer
  • Valid assessment of the supply of empty wagons to meet demand for the current day and subsequent days
  • Support for loading and dispatch planning

Interface

  • You can log in to our dashboard and access the information you need
  • There is customer access to a wagon intelligence dashboard via link2rail

Geofence Control

Determine standing times with one click

Geofence Control

Status: Rollout launched to coincide with transport logistics 2021 trade fair


Overview of functions

  • Overview of wagons located in a customer’s geofence area
  • Display showing which wagon is where, including duration of stay and remaining loading period
  • Display possible in both map and table form

Why Geofence Control?

  • Efficient processes at the customer's premises as well as in the coordination between DB Cargo and the customer regarding freight wagons on site
  • Transparency on the works premises enables better control of works railways and loading units
  • Identification of cases in which loading deadlines are in danger of being exceeded

Interface

  • You can log in to our dashboard and access the information you need
  • There is customer access to a wagon intelligence dashboard via link2rail


Wagon Data

Receive wagon data automatically

Wagon Data

Status: Over 95% of freight wagons equipped


Overview of functions

  • Standardised customer access to RFID & NFC on the freight wagon
  • Identification of wagon number at weighbridge and of wagon location on customer premises or track
  • Recording of the wagon sequence
  • Matching of wagon number and other data (e.g. load limit panel, load)

Why Wagon Data?

  • Automated wagon registration in place of error-prone manual processes
  • Optimised loading planning, e.g. through unique identification on the works premises
  • Maximisation of payload and avoidance of incorrect loading
  • Can be evaluated by all participants in rail freight traffic

Interface

  • The wagon number is recorded unambiguously by means of a stationary scanning system or mobile end device
  • Together we can evaluate and develop further applications and data connections



Destination Control

Avoid congestion points with one click

Destination Control

Status: In development in 2021


Overview of functions

  • Transparency in the current capacity situation at receiving customers’ unloading points
  • Enables forward planning and avoidance of congestion points

Why Destination Control?

  • More efficient processes at the customer and in the coordination between DB Cargo and the customer
  • Significant improvement in communication between the dispatching and the receiving customers
  • Improved resource allocation at the unloading point
  • Optimisation of dispatch control to relieve unloading points

Interface

  • You can log in to our dashboard and access the information you need
  • There is customer access to a wagon intelligence dashboard via link2rail

Track & Trace

Excellent Track & Trace with telematics data

Track & Trace

Status: Already available


Overview of functions

  • Customers receive status reports on their consignment using telematics data and can view a transport history.
  • Alarm functions can be individually defined and configured, and deviations can be highlighted.

Why Track & Trace with telematics data?

  • Better information quality and density through telematics data at home and abroad
  • Single-source-of-truth - location information from different sources is consolidated, filtered and aggregated into a meaningful result
  • Higher transparency and increased efficiency - thanks to uniform and transparent data, follow-up processes can be organised efficiently

Interface

  • Registration in the link2rail online portal or direct connection via API

 

DB Cargo can also rely on the support of various European and national funding programs in its efforts to achieve more innovation and digitization in rail freight transport. The development activities focusing on the intelligent freight wagon are being recognized and successfully implemented in various funding projects. The majority of the funding comes from EU funding programs, in particular the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF). In addition, funding projects are financially supported by the Federal Ministry of Digital Affairs and Transport as part of the federal program "Zukunft Schienengüterverkehr" (Future of Rail Freight Transport).

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