Camco Technologies has announced a new partnership with the International Union for Road-Rail Combined Transport (UIRR) and has joined TIC 4.0.
The UIRR represents the interests of European road-rail combined transport operators and transhipment terminal managers. Its mission is to advance the development of and actively promote competitive zero-carbon emission combined transport for Europe.
“With this partnership and in its capacity of providing intermodal terminal gate, crane and rail automation solutions Camco Technologies joins industry efforts in fostering efficient rail freight operations and advancing the cause of zero carbon emission and combined transport,” Camco stated.
“With the call for sustainability now louder than ever, we are experiencing a significant increase in rail and combined transport projects in Europe,” said Jan Bossens CEO Camco Technologies. “For many years, UIRR has done tremendous efforts in advocating efficient as well as eco-friendly continental freight transport. We are proud to get on board and are looking forward to help paving the way to decarbonisation through automation.”
Ralf-Charley Schultze, president UIRR said: “We are happy to welcome Camco Technologies amongst our technology partners. Their track record and know-how of intermodal terminal automation will be of great value in our terminal technology platform and help our member operators as well as terminals in obtaining new insights and access innovative technologies”.
At the same time Camco has joined the Terminal Industry Committee 4.0 (TIC), the organisation set up by terminal operators and port equipment manufacturers to develop a standards around equipment specifications and protocols for electronic data exchange. Through this process TIC aims to simplify the integration process for systems ranging from fleet monitoring and management to complex automation projects.
Joining TIC 4.0 along with Camco is the software and optimisation specialist INFORM GmbH, and both were welcomed by TIC 4.0 CEO Frank Kho, president Boris Wenzel, and member of the executive council Norbert Klettner. “We are very happy and proud of having within TIC4.0 our new members Camco Technologies and INFORM GmbH – Optimisation Software, reference solution providers for the port terminal industry. Our warm welcome to them! We are looking forward to continuing our journey towards the standardisation of port terminal processes and the adoption of Industry 4.0 technologies”.
Jan Bossens welcomed the chance to work on TIC 4.0’s standardisation initiative. “Even being in the business for more than 20 years, we still experience a lot of confusion and misunderstandings when defining project scopes, in project execution and even during SLA. We are very happy with the TIC4.0 initiative and are keen to help defining a common language facilitating inter-operability of all stakeholders”, he said.