Sophisticated algorithms for solving logistical problems that arise in intermodal railyards
RMI, a US-based provider of rail information services to the transportation industry, has reached a new five-year agreement with BNSF Railway for the continued use of its OASIS software for the operational control of BNSF’s intermodal terminals.
BNSF Railway has also implemented the latest release of OASIS for use with wide-span cranes at the BNSF Seattle International Gateway intermodal terminal.
According to RMI, OASIS is a comprehensive decision support system that provides intelligent automation of intermodal terminal operations using sophisticated algorithms for solving logistical problems that arise in intermodal railyards.
In addition to the OASIS Terminal Operating System, BNSF uses RMI’s OASIS Vantage Business Intelligence interface for real-time visibility of intermodal operations and RMI’s AutoTrack system for the management of automobile trans-loading facilities.
Tom Kelly, director of system intermodal hub operations and technology at BNSF, said: OASIS has provided a very reliable terminal operating system for BNSF’s intermodal hubs and the new I CAN (intermodal crane automation network) co-developed by BNSF and OASIS looks very promising. I CAN is designed to automate equipment tracking, container stacking optimization, and railcar assignment.