Navis, a part of Cargotec Corporation, and the provider of operational technologies and services across the cargo supply chain, has entered into an agreement to acquire the assets of Biarri Rail, a global provider of planning and scheduling optimization software for freight railroads. The acquisition is expected to be completed by the end of February 2020.
The acquisition of Biarri Rail, combined with Navis’ N4 Terminal Operating System (TOS) for intermodal operations, will support the company’s expansion into inland solutions, providing freight operators with planning software designed to improve the quality and efficiency of rail operations, including train services, locomotives, yards, railcars, crews and train paths. Biarri Rail offers a suite of integrated service design and operational tools for freight railways, enabling them to manage the complexities associated with railway planning.
“At Navis, we are excited to now be able to complement our market leading port-based TOS solutions with truly first-class offerings for rail freight globally. Rail freight companies are investing in new digital initiatives in planning in order to increase efficiency and the return on investment of their supply chain assets,” said Benoit de la Tour, President of Navis. “The Biarri Rail team is a true blend of technologists and mathematicians, one hundred percent focused on optimizing every step of intermodal rail operations. Existing Biarri Rail customers are thrilled with the substantial cost-savings and efficiencies that Biarri Rail solutions have brought to their business.”
“As railroads adopt various monitoring and assessment tools to better track and manage the more than 1.6 million rail cars and 40,000 locomotives, it is important that technology keep pace to manage the data with efficient operational processes, tools and support systems,” said Tom Forbes, CEO of Biarri Rail. “We are beyond excited to join the Navis team, combining our areas of expertise to offer our rail customers new ways to improve customer service, improve asset utilization, boost operational performance and maximize capacity.”
Following the acquisition, the Biarri Rail team will continue to operate out of its Melbourne, Australia and Chicago, USA offices under the direction of Forbes.
About Navis, LLC
Navis, a part of Cargotec Corporation, is a provider of operational technologies and services that unlock greater performance and efficiency for the world’s leading terminal operators and ocean carriers. Navis combines industry best practices with innovative technology and world-class services to enable our customers to maximize performance and reduce risk. Whether tracking cargo through a port, automating equipment operations, or managing multiple terminals through an integrated, centralized solution, Navis provides a holistic approach to operational optimization, providing customers with improved visibility, velocity and measurable business results.
About Biarri Rail
Biarri Rail is a global leader in planning and scheduling software for freight Railroads. Through AI techniques, automation and optimization technologies Biarri Rail works to improve service delivery and reduce costs through the smarter utilization of critical resources. Biarri Rail was a part of the Biarri group of companies, who provide commercial mathematics for many industries, including manufacturing, transportation, fibre-optic cable network planning and airport staff rostering.
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