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Digitalisation is the future for rail freight, but how much of it is already here? According to Rikko Kleijweg, digitalisation is closer than we think. It is becoming a solution for all of us, he explains in an interview.

Working for Ab Ovo, our rail expert writes an annual blog about the rail trends of the year. According to Rikko, digitisation of the transport chain ranks first. “There is a clear consciousness about the need to develop, an aspiration of the market towards better digital collaboration.

No longer exclusive

This development is no longer exclusive to the larger railway undertakings or companies, he believes. Also smaller companies are accepting the need to digitise their business. And this is a good thing because that makes it possible to exchange information with a much larger share of the market.