Optimal data exchange for quickly and efficiently handling trains at rail terminals in deepsea ports.
- Fast handling of trains at rail terminals in the deepsea port
- Clear insight into operational processes
- Available for both intermodal sector and dry bulk sector
- Automatic unloading/loading confirmations and/or feedback of weights loaded
- Continuous expansion of the services on offer
How does this service work?
In intermodal transport (from Q2 2021)
Rail operators use Hinterland Container Notification (HCN) Rail to easily submit their unloading and loading lists at the (rail) terminals. These automatically respond with feedback on the status of the pre-notified containers. Once handling has been completed, rail operators receive an unloading/loading confirmation for all their cargo.
In dry bulk transport (from Q3 2021)
Traction suppliers use HCN Rail to communicate train compositions and wagon orders to bulk terminals in the deepsea port. These are consequently able to optimise the loading process. The traction supplier automatically receives feedback about the weights loaded.
Continuous expansion of user options
Portbase will continuously further expand the user options for HCN Rail in phases. The planning includes:
- The reporting of trains
- Specifying train compositions
- Updates on the terminal operation
How can I use this service?
HCN Rail is available via web screens or through an API link-up with your own planning system. API is the new standard in IT for data exchange. The API specifications required for HCN Rail will soon be available at developer.portbase.com. Also consult the overview of software companies that can realise an API link-up for HCN Rail for you.
Requesting the service and (connection) costs
You can register for participation in HCN Rail through this form.
New participants in HCN pay a one-off connection fee. Irrespective of whether you use HCN Road, HCN Barge, HCN Rail or a combination thereof. The day-to-day usage is free-of-charge for rail operators. Traction suppliers, rail terminals, deepsea terminals and rail infrastructure managers pay an own contribution. Portbase does not have a profit motive.
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