EI Systems Awarded Contract for Rail Yard Management System at Port of Montreal

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EI Systems has been chosen to supply, install, configure and support a railway management system at the Port of Montreal, utilizing their web-based Rail Manager® and Rail Logger® products. The system will track car inventory, status and movements across the Port’s 60 miles of track and in/out of a dozen privately operated customer facilities, providing rail yard inventory management and control. The project will utilize enhanced electronic data gathering to improve data accuracy and accelerate data collection, with built-in interfaces to multiple railcar AEI readers and to electronic records from the serving railroads and from the on-site shippers.

EI Systems has been chosen to supply, install, configure and support a railway management system at the Port of Montreal, utilizing their web-based Rail Manager® and Rail Logger® products. The system will track car inventory, status and movements across the Authority’s 60 miles of track and in/out of a dozen privately operated customer facilities, providing rail yard inventory management and control via a web-enabled software-as-a-service (SaaS) system.

The project will utilize enhanced electronic data gathering to improve data accuracy and accelerate data collection. EI Systems will provide fully automated railcar AEI readers and will integrate data from new AEI readers on the Authority’s site as well as from existing readers on three connected Class 1 rail lines. Rail Logger®, the most advanced AEI Front End Processor on the market today, will be utilized to translate raw data from AEI readers to useable information. EI Systems will automate data flows from the Class 1 railroads as well as from the major terminals on site. Rail Manager’s graphical user interface (GUI), which shows the status of the yard and operations, will be updated automatically from the application’s data entry, CLM, AEI and EDI transfers. Custom integration will supply data for the MPA financial system.

The system, when commissioned in the fourth quarter, will be one of the most advanced port-based rail management systems in the world.

About the Port of Montreal: Operated by the Montreal Port Authority (MPA), the Port of Montreal is a major diversified transshipment centre that handles all types of goods – containerized and noncontainerized cargo, liquid bulk and dry bulk. It is one of the largest inland ports in the world, it is the second busiest port in Canada, and it is one of the busiest ports in North America. It is served by the largest container shipping lines in the world. http://www.port-montreal.com

About EI Systems: EIS has been bringing sophisticated rail yard management to the web for over ten years. We offer industrial-grade products with a bullet-proofed design. Whether your needs include rail yard consultation, custom application development, or support, you can be assured that EI Systems will deliver quality products meeting today's rigorous specifications at an incredible value. http://www.eisystemscorp.com/products

Background for editors:

The Class One railroads have been automating their rail yard systems for years. However, many of the smaller carriers and most of the industrial rail yards are still operated with pencil and paper. Most are not aware of the technology currently available and of the efficiency and effectiveness gains that can be achieved. The project described below describes some of what CAN be achieved and may help some of your readers improve their business.

Contact Info:
Clif Twaddle
EI Systems
17625 El Camino Real, Suite 180
Houston, TX 77058
Clif.Twaddle(at)EISystemsCorp(dot)com
http://www.eisystemscorp.com
phone: 281-286-8000
mobile: 832-969-8176

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