For many ports, rail transport is a vital component of an extensive network of hinterland connections. It is a reliable and cost-effective modality that puts nearby distribution centres and other destinations within reach. It has the added benefit of having a modest carbon footprint.
In a perfect rail chain, all parties would have access to the same accurate real-time information such as capacity, scheduling and status information. This is currently not the case. HaROLD provides insight in the expected time of arrival (ETA) and terminal handling of trains by providing a shared view of accurate rail and cargo information across the entire chain.