Navis has entered into an agreement to acquire the assets of Biarri Rail, a global provider of planning and scheduling optimization software for freight railroads. The acquisition is expected to be completed by the end of February 2020. Navis, based in Oakland California, builds the N4 Terminal Operating System (TOS) for intermodal operations, which is the most widely used container terminal planning and operating system in the world.
The acquisition of Biarri Rail, combined with Navis’ N4, will support the company’s expansion into inland solutions, providing freight operators around the world with planning software designed to improve the quality and efficiency of rail operations, including train services, locomotives, yards, railcars, crews and train paths. Benoit de la Tour, President, Navis, said “The Biarri Rail team is a true blend of technologists and mathematicians, one hundred percent focused on optimizing every step of intermodal rail operations. Existing Biarri Rail customers are thrilled with the substantial cost-savings and efficiencies that Biarri Rail solutions have brought to their business.”
The change in corporate structure will not alter Biarri’s commitment to freight railroads. Following the acquisition, the Biarri Rail team will continue to operate out of its Melbourne, Australia and Chicago, USA offices under the direction of CEO Tom Forbes. “As railroads adopt various monitoring and assessment tools to better track and manage the more than 1.6 million rail cars and 40,000 locomotives, it is important that technology keep pace to manage the data with efficient operational processes, tools and support systems,” said Forbes. “We are beyond excited to join the Navis team, combining our areas of expertise to offer our rail customers new ways to improve customer service, improve asset utilization, boost operational performance and maximize capacity.”
For more information on Navis and Biarri Rail, please contact Kevin Foy at Kevin.Foy@Biarri.com.