Traxens Rail Solution to Boost Silk Road Supply Chain


Traxens, a provider of supply chain solutions, has revealed that its Internet of Things (IoT) tracking system will be used by connected freight wagons throughout the European corridor and New Silk Road.

The technology is being rolled out as part of a collaboration with CFL multimodal, which has carried out an initial trial of Traxens’ box devices on flat wagons travelling between destinations in Europe.

Following the success of the pilot project, launched in 2018, Traxens’ solution was extended to over 20 wagons delivering cargo to more distant European destinations.

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By providing precise and timely data on cargo as it travels along the supply chain, the technology improves efficiency, transparency and asset utilization.

In addition to this, CFL also aims to streamline its rail operations with the support of automation, including such innovations as digital brake testing.

According to a statement from Traxens, its Digital Freight Train solutions “consolidate, secure and accelerate brake safety testing”.



Florence Delalande, rail business unit director at Traxens, said: “As an outcome of our joint pilot project, we are delighted that CFL multimodal decided to extend its use of our bespoke IoT technology in its rail freight operations to China.

“This shows the potential of our technology for all rail and intermodal freight businesses, as the shipping industry shifts towards a digital future.”

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Marc Valette, innovation director at CFL multimodal, also commented: “Traxens’ rail freight solution helps our operations by enabling the monitoring of assets and their surroundings, which significantly improves operational efficiency.

“The technology used by Traxens, enabling the local interconnection of different devices without wiring, opens up new opportunities in train condition and composition monitoring. This is a huge opportunity to improve operations and service effectiveness in rail.

“It will allow the connection of different elements of the train ecosystem in the future, providing transparent and accurate information, improving the quality of service and information delivered to clients.”

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