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February 21, 2020 2:30 PM, EST

Navis to Acquire Assets From Biarri Rail

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Navis has reached an agreement to acquire assets from freight railroad software developer Biarri Rail, the company announced Feb. 20.

Based in Oakland, Calif., Navis provides operational technologies and services for shipping supply chains. The company said the acquisition, along with its own terminal operating system for intermodal operations, will support its expansion into inland solutions.

“We are excited to now be able to complement our market-leading, port-based [terms of service] solutions with truly first-class offerings for rail freight globally,” Navis President Benoit de la Tour said in a statement. “Rail freight companies are investing in new digital initiatives in planning in order to increase efficiency and the return on investment of their supply chain assets.”

Navis CEO Benoit de la Tour

Tour

Biarri Rail, based in Melbourne, Australia, develops planning and scheduling optimization software for freight railroads. The acquisition of the company is expected to be completed by the end of February.

“The Biarri Rail team is a true blend of technologists and mathematicians, 100% focused on optimizing every step of intermodal rail operations,” Tour said. “Existing Biarri Rail customers are thrilled with the substantial cost savings and efficiencies that Biarri Rail solutions have brought to their business.”

In December, Navis acquired the assets of Christchurch, New Zealand-based Jade Logistics. Navis is a subsidiary of cargo-handling machinery manufacturer Cargotec Corp. — Transport Topics

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