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AN INDUSTRY AT AN INFLECTION POINT: THE NEED FOR OVERHEAD RAIL

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Author(s): Eagle Rail

Like other high-throughput industries seeking to support exponential growth and increased profit, the international container shipping and intermodal industry is examining every component of the supply chain in order to make more of the handling and transportation processes quicker, cheaper, more data-centric and obviously, automated wherever possible.

To date, most of the focus has been on two responsible strategies; first, improving already existing hardware technologies and software platforms, and second, having each party focus on their expertise and domain(s). However, when an unaddressed portion of a holistic ecosystem is in such dire need of improvement, it takes both ‘out-of-the-box,’ and, in this case, ‘out-of-the-gate’ thinking, both literally and figuratively.


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