|[June 28, 2011]
Tideworks Technology Deploys TOS at CSX's State-of-the-Art Northwest Ohio Intermodal Terminal
SEATTLE --(Business Wire)--
Technology®, Inc., a leading provider of full-service terminal
management and planning software solutions, today announced that CSX
Intermodal Terminals (CSX) has successfully implemented Tideworks'
comprehensive terminal operating system (TOS) for its operations at its
new, state-of-the-art Northwest Ohio intermodal terminal (NWOH).
Tideworks' innovative solutions helped CSX create an efficient,
cost-effective, and fully-integrated transfer point, as well as maximize
automation and productivity for the entire operation at NWOH.
The new CSX facility has been hailed for its cutting-edge technologies
and green design, including ultra-efficient electric cranes that lower
emissions, optical scanners that reduce truck idle times, and automated
car tracking technologies and remote switches that increase operational
efficiency. Setting a new standard for the freight rail industry, it is
one of the country's most environmentally friendly and
technologically-advanced intermodal terminals.
"CSX's goal of building the most advanced intermodal terminal in the
world was ambitious and required technology from a variety of partners,"
said Michael Schwank, president of Tideworks Technology. "NWOH needed a
solution to help manage container and railcar inventory, container
stacking, coordination of truck activities, and control of complex
container movements, including the rail-to-rail transfer of containers.
We were honored to be selected as the TOS provider and take a lead role
to ensure the tight integration of third-party technologies and the
high-level of automation of terminal operations sought by CSX. With
Tideworks' TOS, terminals of all sizes and configurations can
efficiently manage their terminal operations from end-to-end."
The TOS solution deployed at NWOH includes Tideworks' Intermodal
Pro™ terminal operating system, the Traffic
Control™ move dispatch and equipment control module, and Tideworks'
new System Integration Module (SIM), which serves as a powerful message
broker, providing an efficient and straight-forward means to integrate
Tideworks' TOS with virtually any third-party technology. Additionally,
Tideworks implemented its industry-leading Automated Gate System (AGS)
with a partner's optical character recognition (OCR) system. Tideworks
also provided all associated implementation services, including project
management, software customization, user training, and go-live
assistance, in addition to Tideworks' platinum maintenance and support
services, including 24/7 technical support and all software upgrades.
Representatives of Tideworks Technology will be in attendance at the CSX
Intermodal Terminals Open House in North Baltimore, Ohio, on Tuesday,
June 28, 2011 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET.
About Tideworks Technology
Tideworks is a leading provider of cost-effective, reliable software
solutions for growing terminal operations and shipping lines worldwide.
The company helps more than 23,000 users at nearly 70 facilities run
their operations more efficiently and profitably. From optimized
equipment utilization to faster turn times, Tideworks works at every
step of terminal operations to maximize productivity and customer
service. For more information about Tideworks Technology, visit www.tideworks.com/.
Ohio Terminal Fact Sheet (PDF):
The hub is part of the National Gateway (News - Alert), a public-private partnership
which supports the movement of double-stacked intermodal containers on
rail cars by raising bridges, increasing tunnel clearances and building
new terminals along existing rail routes. When complete, the National
Gateway will benefit CSX customers by improving service reliability and
transit times, reduce highway congestion, and enhance the environment by
converting more than 14 billion highway miles to rail and decreasing
fuel consumption by nearly 2 billion gallons.
To learn more about the National Gateway, visit www.nationalgateway.org.
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