Rail freight: simply plan your transport in Europe

March 8, 2024

Discover how to plan and track your rail transport across Europe, thanks to Everysens.

Plan and track your transport with Everysens

The Everysens platform is divided into several modules: planning, execution, tracking and validation of costs.

Transport starts at the planning module level. First, the shipper receives an order from his customer (internal or external), from which he creates a transport order, in which the shipper specifies the type of wagon he wishes to use and the methods of transport. Following the creation of this order, all stakeholders are informed: the shipper itself, the site of origin, the carrier (railway company) and the destination site. The aim is to allow all these actors to collaborate together: the site of origin can for example indicate to the shipper that it does not have enough product in stock to honor the order, the railway company responsible for the transport can indicate to the shipper that its transport is not possible on these dates because of the work, the site and/or the carrier can also submit counter-proposals, etc.

Also, This is where our artificial intelligence, in the guise of RALF, comes in, by optimizing the chosen route and the composition of the train. When all the actors agree, the transport order goes into the “execution” module.

During the execution phase, the composition of the train can be entered into our platform and sent to the carrier, who validates it or not depending on the availability of the cars. Thanks to our integration with several rail carriers, this validation can be done directly via the Everysens platform. The carrier then automatically receives the composition of the train and the consignment note corresponding to the transport in question.

Finally, the transport goes into the tracking module when it is ready to be carried out. Shortly before the train leaves, Everysens verifies, using GPS data received by the cars, that they are in the process of being set up for departure. Throughout the journey, these cars will be monitored using GPS information transmitted by the sensors individually present on the cars. This allows Everysens to notify the loader in real time of the vagaries of his train: if he is late or early, and when he leaves his point of departure and reaches his destination.

Note that this whole process is possible for both full and empty cars.

Watch your mileage

For each car monitored by Everysens, a report is made monthly to calculate the number of kilometers traveled. These reports are recorded in the platform, and also allow annual monitoring. This feature allows our shipper customers to better monitor the mileage of their cars, and potentially to optimize their fleet with rental companies. In particular, if the data shows that the cars are used too little compared to the established rental contract: it is then easier for the shipper to reduce its fleet or to optimize its use, in order to improve its efficiency and reduce its logistics costs.