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Rail software innovations announced at GE Transportation’s 25th annual client conference


ATLANTA, Ga.–GE Transportation hosted its 25th Annual Client Conference June 23-25. At the conference, GE Transportation announced new software solutions and services and recognized seven customers with the Fast Track Award for rail industry software excellence and innovation, said a release. 

This year’s three-day conference offered more than 50 technical sessions by GE Transportation software engineers and subject matter experts, giving best-practices and instruction to maximize the use of GE Transportation’s software. Topics included advanced analytics, mobility, revenue management, operational efficiency and asset optimization. In addition, the conference included over 15 customer feedback forums and panel discussions, providing an open exchange of ideas and customer feedback.

GE Transportation keynote speaker Pete McCabe, Vice President of Global Services, highlighted RailConnect 360, a connected suite of solutions that provides railroads with data-driven insights to address key customer pain points like velocity, fuel, reliability, productivity and dwell. GE Transportation introduced several enhancements to its RailConnect 360 software products and services, including the ShipperConnect Yard & Transload Management, which offers graphical representation and multiple work views of facilities, track layout, and customized process flows aiming to significantly improve the process of managing rail assets and inventory within a plant or transload facility.

With a single click, users can view details on shipments, move rail cars within their plants, and load, unload or transfer inventory in railcars, piles, silos, bins, or containers, controlling inventory and managing customer orders. 

GE Transportation also announced the addition of new capabilities for railcar demurrage management with the acquisition of Demurrage Management Systems Inc. , which manages and calculates railcar demurrage, detention, and storage charges, administers complex demurrage rules and contracts, automates demurrage calculation methods, administer scomplex rating structures, and manage unlimited exception criteria, the company said.