Digitalised intermodal supply chain project KV 4.0 launched

Kombiverkehr, DB Cargo, Lokomotion, SBB Cargo Germany, KLT Kombi-Terminal Ludwigshafen, Hupac, Hoyer, Paneuropa Transport, and Bertschi have launched the project “Digitalisation of Intermodal Supply Chains – KV 4.0”. The goal of the project is to create visibility and transparency across the entire intermodal supply chain.

The participants in the three-year project will use a newly-developed data hub and standardised interfaces to gain direct access to key information on intermodal logistics chains, including order and timetable data and arrival forecasts.

All project partners share responsibility for the specification of the data hub, the definition of interfaces and, where required, the adaption of business processes. Programming implementation will be carried out by software developers. The project is expected to increase the competitiveness of combined transport.

The €5.87m project is being part-funded by the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) through its mFund research initiative.

Source: Bertschi