“Prior to 2010 we worked completely manually on long lists entered into Excel by hand, and then everything handled back and forth. This was time-consuming, inefficient labour that became unsustainable in the long term. I then began comparing various digital systems until I decided on Hogia’s system, which we have used since then,” explains Magnus Arvidsson, terminal manager at Eskilstuna Intermodal Terminal.
Developing through close collaboration
“Hogia is not afraid to evolve and is always coming up with new ideas that they drive forward. They are good at adapting to how we work and what we need. That pays off!” says Andreas Bard, transport supervisor at Eskilstuna Intermodal Terminal.
Many companies in the transport and logistics sector do not have an in-house IT department. With its wealth of experience of digital solutions, Hogia is in an ideal position to step in and offer support.
“We help Eskilstuna Intermodal Terminal to link their processes and make things easier for them, so they can further improve and streamline their operation,” says Mathias Lindell, managing director of Hogia Terminal Systems.
Cargo tracking and weighing orders
Eskilstuna Intermodal Terminal is now part of the Port of Gothenburg’s investment in digitally tracking cargoes using Hogia Terminal System’s application programming interface (API), which facilitates standardised, efficient integrations with other systems.
“When cargo is shipped between the Port of Gothenburg and Eskilstuna Intermodal Terminal, Gothenburg is continuously updated via our API as the cargo is handled at the terminal,” says Mathias Lindell.
The latest digital tool acquired by Eskilstuna Intermodal terminal from Hogia is a weighing module. As all semi-trailers transported by rail across the Great Belt to Denmark and Germany must weigh at least 14 tonnes, Eskilstuna Intermodal Terminal weighs all such loads. Where customer orders for weighing previously arrived by email, this is now done using the new digital tool.
“Hogia receives bookings from Eskilstuna Intermodal Terminal’s customers and creates a weighing order. The forklift driver at the terminal will then automatically see a box stating the correct weight when they load the unit onto the train. We then compile a charge for weighing on which to base invoices and notify their customer of the correct weight. This makes the entire process very simple,” explains Mathias Lindell.