The “Seaside Terminal” company has developed and implemented a unique application for railway terminal supervision
“Seaside Terminal” – a private operator, which provides spotting services at the Mykolaiv port, acts as a link between PJSC “Ukrainian Railways” and stevedoring companies of the port.
The “Seaside Terminal” company has devoted the last two years to its innovative project – the development of its own software application for the railway terminal management. The project was aimed at maximizing the automation of control and accounting for cargo delivered to and from the Mykolaiv port. The company reports, that the software product’s development has been successfully completed, and at the moment the system is in the stage of being introduced to stevedores. There are no equivalents to this product in existence in the whole of Ukraine.
Key features of the program
The software application provides on-line information to end users – stevedores and the operator. Following the delivery of the train cars from the PJSC “Ukrainian Railways” to “Seaside Terminal”, the computer program constantly monitors and supplements the list of operations that are performed with them (location changes, port calls, re-weighing, cargo integrity checking, etc.), which allows the customers (stevedoring companies) to exercise full control over the delivery of cargo to and from the port.
The software has integration with the weigh stations as well, the information from which is displayed in a unified database.
Also, the developers combined their product with the “Delta Su” on-board system for monitoring the operating parameters of diesel locomotives, which allows tracking most of the parameters of diesel locomotives in real time and helps dispatchers to coordinate the movement of train cars with maximum efficiency.
On the basis of the program, a specially developed mobile application is used, with the help of which, for example, during a commercial inspection of cars, all the changes are recorded online, including photos taken during the check of cargo integrity, inspection of marking tapes etc.
Due to the unique features of the software product, the management of paperwork accompanying cargo transportation by rail became more convenient, with the automation of management and accounting brought to a modern level, which, in turn, makes cooperation with the “Seaside Terminal” company effective and mutually beneficial for all participants in the process of cargo delivery to and from the Mykolaiv port.
For reference: the “Seaside Terminal” company, a member of the ORUM group of companies, carries out a set of works related to car spotting, dispatching and repair of rolling stock. The company has at its disposal nine diesel switcher locomotives.