Automation container rail transport

Our software for container rail transport supports all activities within your entire logistics process, from order entry to planning and invoicing. EDI link-ups, such as with HCN Rail from Portbase, contribute to a greater increase in handling speed, enhance existing container data and make it possible to further improve the degree of planning.

Rail operators

Optimal container wagon planning

Terminal link-ups provide active loading and unloading data from the terminals of arrival and departure and, in combination with track & trace links with wagon tags, offer up-to-date insight into the progress of the rail process.

Our integrated railway booking administration automatically generates train trips, supports optimal container wagon planning and ensures the detailed registration and monitoring of rail orders.

Rail operators

Uses automation rail transport

Our software application offers a wide range of functionalities for each main process. For example, our Customer Service Monitor proactively monitors the rail orders and checks these for completeness, logical sequence and feasibility and correctness of all EDI statuses. Our planning module checks the planning of the wagon/container combinations based on TEU, weight and destination. Click on the various main processes below for a complete overview of functionalities.

  • Digital order processing (OCR, EDI, API)
  • Customer Service Monitor
  • Up-to-date information seagoing vessel through integrated EDI
  • Registration of all current train journeys
  • Integration of a digital timetable for the automatic generation of train trips
  • Registration capacity allocation per customer (“TEU commitment”)
  • Detailed registration of the wagons
  • Integrated administration of own wagons (damage, costs)
  • Detailed registration wagon set
  • Planning of the wagon/container combinations
  • Fully integrated pre-notification through EDI in the seaports (Rotterdam, Antwerp, Hamburg, Bremerhaven)
  • Truck planning module for planning and follow-up actions pre-transport and post-transport and shunts
  • EDI link-up possible with all major traction suppliers
  • EDI link-ups with arrival/departure terminals for real-time follow-up of supplied and delivered units
  • Virtual inventory registration for the calculation of storage costs and handling costs
  • Automatic (digital) invoicing based on applicable rate agreements
  • EDI export of the invoices sent to the accounting department

Rémon Kerkhof

Deputy Managing Director at Optimodal Nederland B.V.

“Modality’s expertise in intermodal transport means that they have a very good understanding of our processes and are able to actively offer concrete software solutions for our needs in the short term. In our opinion and experience, the Modality system is the most integrated system for intermodal logistics with terminal operations.”

Rail Operators


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Rail operators

Intermodal software solutions

Our software solutions also meet the automation needs of: