As rising inland transportation costs continue to present a challenge for ocean carriers and other private asset owners, REZ-1 has developed a suite of business services including container visibility and distribution, automated rail billing, and line haul storage and invoicing tools to provide asset owners with an effective solution for marketing these containers for reload and reducing the amount of empty repositioning.
Built on REZ-1’s proven platform of web-based applications and business services that have been serving the rail-controlled container and trailer markets for over 13 years, the domestic reload program is an extension of service options geared towards the specific needs and challenges of ocean carriers and other private equipment owners.
New services include the integration of ocean carrier and private asset owner container and trailer inventories into the REZ-1 reservation interface that provides real-time, event driven visibility to availability at the rail terminal, satellite depots, and virtual street pools for efficient interchange and reload. With equipment secured, customers will then be able to submit rail bills directly to REZ-1 for conversion, processing, and submission to the appropriate rail. Rounding out the domestic reload program, corresponding line haul rates will also be stored and managed by REZ-1 systems along with optional billing and collections services to further increase operational efficiency.
Serving this market will be a virtually seamless transition for REZ-1 with an existing application user community that consists of over 250 of the leading intermodal marketing companies and third-party logistics companies, as well as hundreds of regional drayage companies throughout North America. This built in community has been relying the ChannelSpeed and StreetSpeed applications as part of their daily operations for access to rail-controlled container and trailer programs including CSXU and EMP fleets as well as free running trailer programs, prior to privatization.