New milestone in intermodal transport

The HOYER Group and Hupac have set a new milestone for future intermodal transport by using the KV4.0 Data Hub of DX-Intermodal (DXI).

The new data hub maps logistics process transparently and clearly across the entire intermodal transport chain – starting with collection of the load unit from the consignor to delivery to the consignee.

The two companies have used the KV4.0 Data Hub for data exchange in the past several weeks.

Bookings are now sent from HOYER to the leading network operator in intermodal transport – via interfaces defined in the former KV4.0 project – which are then retrieved for further internal processing by Hupac.

Hupac makes scheduling, train movements and booking data available to other users via the KV4.0 Data Hub, and is continuously expanding the information that is provided.

Terminals, railway transport operators and other companies have also started to exchange their traffic data via DXI in recent weeks, and will thus be able to share it more easily with authorised third parties in the future.

For example, this includes data on the expected pick-up time. Other status messages that occur along the intermodal transport chain will also be exchanged via the data hub in future.

Stephan Pfeiffer, head of application development & deployment of the HOYER group, said: “The use of the DXI KV4.0 Data Hub service is roughly comparable to using a sat-nav in a truck. The information we receive from Hupac and other partners via the platform in the future, the more accurately we will be able to calculate our delivery information for our customers.”

Aldo Puglisi, deputy director information technology, head of digital transformation and cyber security for Hupac, addsed: “An important action to modernise the intermodal sector within the logistics industry, and for its future viability, has now been successfully implemented.”