Navis has completed the acquisition of Biarri Rail, a global provider of planning and scheduling optimization software for freight railroads. Biarri Rail, based in Melbourne, Australia and Chicago, USA, has a strong track record of providing software to rail operators around the world including Kansas City Southern Railroad, Aurizon, Pacific National, TasRail and Rio Tinto, among others. 

The acquisition of Biarri Rail, combined with Navis’ world leading Terminal Operating System (TOS) offerings for intermodal operations, 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. 

The addition of Biarri Rail’s SaaS platform allows Navis to continue its rapid growth across the global cargo supply chain. Navis is now strategically positioned to address the changing needs of its growing customer base as they expand operations into the inland and intermodal rail market while also serving railroads and rail shippers globally. Biarri Rail’s intermodal rail domain expertise, world-class optimization capabilities and proven success delivering innovative rail solutions have saved rail companies tens of millions in operational costs per year. The Biarri Rail team will continue to operate out of its Melbourne, Australia and Chicago, USA offices under the direction of CEO Tom Forbes.

“At Navis, we are excited to now be able to complement our market leading port-based TOS solutions with truly first-class offerings for rail freight globally. 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.” – Benoit de la Tour, President, Navis

For more information, see the February 19, 2020 press release.