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CTL focuses on innovative solutions

CTL focuses on innovative solutions
photo: Press materials/Wojciech Orzech - President of the Board of PKP Energetyka and Grzegorz Bogacki - President of the Board of CTL Logistics
13 / 05 / 2021

,,Our goal is to achieve min. 30% of green energy in the supply structure by 2022, and in subsequent years, its increase at the level of approx. 20-30% annually, which guarantees min 80% of green energy by 2025. The Green Railway program fits perfectly into the market trends and we are happy that we will be able to be eco-friendly in Poland as well, ” says Grzegorz Bogacki, CEO of CTL Logistics.

During the last online climate summit TOGETAIR 2021 , on the eve of World Earth Day, CTL Logistics and PKP Energetyka signed letters of intent thanks to which the carrier joins the Zielona Kolej Program [Green Railway Program]. The aim of the cooperation is the transition of CTL Logistics to energy from renewable energy, which will be used both to power trains and to the carrier's infrastructure.

The Green Railway is a program created by the industry initiative of the Railway Energy Efficiency Center (CEEK), in which both companies operate. Its ambition is to move the railway sector to power from renewable sources in 85% by 2030 and 100% ultimately. This year, the Program has entered the implementation phase - successively covering railway companies that are actively joining the challenge of transforming railways into the first transport mode, almost fully powered by solar and wind energy.

‚,Active participation in this Program is the responsibility of every active participant in the transport market. The railways face many challenges, such as the modernization of infrastructure or increasing the capacity of terminals. We, as carriers, do not influence all of them. Fortunately, thanks to the Green Railway, we can decide on the type of energy that powers our trains. Involvement in eco-rail is our contribution to the implementation of the country's climate and energy policy and to increase the competitiveness of railways as a means of transport ” - emphasizes  CEO Grzegorz Bogacki.


CTL Logistics implements the innovative RailSoft system

On the 1st of May this year, the CTL Logistics company has completed the main implementation stage of the IT system intended for railway carriers - RailSoft. The system manages the processes of railway logistics, commercial, planning, settlement of transports, repairs of locomotives and wagons as well as management of railway documentation. It supports the process of competency management in the area of training, periodic, qualification and verification examinations as well as periodic training of personnel employed in positions related to the freight car maintenance process, as well as employees directly related to the operation and safety of railway traffic.

The carrier, for the needs of the RailSoft system, has equipped several hundred loco drivers and railway auditors with mobile tablets, which enable direct feeding of the RailSoft central system with data, excluding paper reports directly from the field. These are the data that feed the system on an ongoing basis from the 1st of May. This has a direct impact on the quality of planning, the circulation of locomotives, traction teams and the very implementation of transports.

According to CTL Logistics currently has the most technologically advanced IT system for railway logistics in Poland.

‚,In real time, it is possible to obtain information on all resources, wagons and locomotives at our disposal, taking into account both the circulation of trains and the regions of Poland in which they are currently located. We can also order timetables from PKP Polskie Linie Kolejowe S.A. directly from the system. We also have access to information about the availability of train crews. This is a completely new quality. The system allows you to generate automatic reports from individual drivers' nests on several hundred employees scattered throughout the country, which will definitely affect the quality of the current planning of staffing, but also responding to emergencies such as unplanned track closures or shortages of capacity on lines and terminals. This information in the module dedicated to dispatchers is a complete set of knowledge in one place, on one screen, starting from the train number, route, through the analysis of all relevant parameters, planned departure / arrival times along with the locomotive number, up to the name of the loco driver, railway auditor, shunting master who made the train prepare for the journey and lead, as well as current information on the implementation of the journey, sent from the SEPE system integrated with the RailSoft system of PKP Polskie Linie Kolejowe SA‘‘ - specifies Andrzej Pawłowski, Member of the Management Board of CTL Logistics.