During the SITL 2023 - a key event for the Transport and Logistics markets - Sabrina Meksaoui, our CRO, discussed the topic of "Rail Freight - a solution to decarbonize freight transport" and Everysens: the solution to decarbonize rail freight, on Radio SupplyChain's InTerLUD column
Everysens in a few words
Everysens is a start-up specialized in the digitalization of rail transport operations. The company employs 50 people and its goal is to decarbonize rail transport. Although rail is the most sustainable means of transport, it is the least used for freight. Everysens has many customers in France and in Europe who use its solution to improve the reliability, management, digitalization and quality of service of their rail transport operations.
How does the Everysens solution help decarbonize rail freight?
The problems in the world of rail freight are reliability, management, digitalization and quality of service! Moreover, there are many inequalities between rail companies and this is a real problem for companies that want to use rail as a means of transport because there are no tools that allow these companies to plan in advance, to give a delivery date etc. Everysens is therefore there to facilitate companies that want to use rail, by digitizing the entire ecosystem! This allows companies to have data in real time, to better manage their supply chain, to know all their flows and to know their exact cost. The choice between train and truck is often based on the lack of reliability of the train, which is however more sustainable (pollutes 9 times less than the truck). Everysens is here to change that!
How does Everysens manage to collect data on the situation of the cars?
Data on the location of railcars is collected through GPS sensors installed on the railcars by rental companies, with a coverage rate of 70% to 90%. Users and railway companies can also provide their expertise to obtain other types of data, as well as data from end customers. Everysens teams can access this data in real time and provide it to the companies.
To conclude, in order to have a better decarbonization, it is essential that the partners collaborate efficiently. Everysens is a neutral partner between rail companies and those who wish to use rail. This reduces inequalities between rail companies and promotes the transition to more sustainable solutions such as rail freight. Europe and France support and help rail to develop as part of their common objective to reduce CO2 emissions and promote more sustainable transport solutions.
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