At least two railways are typically required to make a delivery across the United States, so planning for long-haul moves can be a challenge. Blume Global now provides current, real-time intermodal schedules for major Class I railroads, which allows shippers and intermodal marketing companies to easily synchronize shipments across different providers. The complimentary Blume Interline Schedules allows companies that leverage railroad intermodal services to better coordinate cross-country rail freight deliveries. In partnership with Union Pacific, Norfolk Southern, and CSX, Blume’s end-to-end rail freight scheduler gives users visibility around moving cargo from one railway to another.
In concert with Blume Interline Schedules, Blume’s asset management feature tracks details around the movement of intermodal rail shipments and how they interchange. Additionally, Blume validates the real-world movement of freight delivery schedules with the ability to catch missing interchange points and improve accuracy with future deliveries.
With the initial participation of UP, NS, and CSX, Blume Interline Schedules provides a map of the EMP and UMAX container pools used by IMCs. Blume looks to add more railroad schedules that will fuel its digital twin of the supply chain world, Blume Maps.
Blume Maps allows customers to plan, track and adjust freight shipments, no matter the mode. Customers use Blume Maps to first plot routes using variable lead times, cost implications, and intelligent historical data. Next, they monitor shipments with end-to-end visibility and continuously updated ETAs to ensure orders are traveling on time, receiving notifications when orders may be late or early. When shipments are late, customers can use Blume Maps to view recommended alternate modes, carriers, service levels, and routes to bring shipments back on track.