Supply Side: PS Technology, Savage, Siemens

Written by Marybeth Luczak, Executive Editor
PST developed a customized training package for Savage, using the logistics provider’s yard configurations, rules and operating practices to shape the curriculum.

PST developed a customized training package for Savage, using the logistics provider’s yard configurations, rules and operating practices to shape the curriculum.

PS Technology (PST) has designed and supplied 3D simulation training to Savage for its rail yard and industrial switching operations; Savage has established a team to work on renewable energy assets and services projects; and Siemens Mobility has acquired Software as a Service (SaaS) provider Padam Mobility.

PST developed a customized training package for Savage, using the logistics provider’s yard configurations, rules and operating practices to shape the curriculum. The aim, according to Savage, is to help employees “practice communications and procedures to mitigate safety risks,” and to ensure they are trained to the same standards.

The training builds on Savage’s recent addition of two full-size locomotive simulators and a Remote Control Operator (RCO) simulation unit.

“The vast majority of rail simulation technology in the marketplace is geared toward work on mainline track, which doesn’t address where most incidents occur,” Savage Vice President and Industrial Rail Unit Leader Armando Tirado said. “Working with PST, we’re able to bridge that gap and further extend our locomotive simulation training, improving safety and increasing the ROI on our technology investment.”

Savage President and CEO Kirk Aubry

Savage also has formed a team to lead the “buildout of renewable energy assets and services,” and reported it is “engaged with partners on multiple renewable fuel projects to purchase, source and deliver feedstock to refineries; provide engineering and construction of terminals and other assets; and evaluate ways to drive out inefficiencies and increase value across customers’ supply chains.”

“We’ve seen a dramatic increase in demand for our team’s expertise and experience across our three verticals—agriculture merchandising and logistics, energy and chemical infrastructure, and environmental services—to develop renewable energy projects,” Savage President and CEO Kirk Aubry said. “Our team has proven we can reduce inefficiencies in renewable fuels markets and create significant value for producers and consumers.”

Siemens Mobility has purchased Paris, France-based Padam Mobility, a technology company that provides AI-powered platforms and applications for on-demand and paratransit services.

The technology is said to allow riders to book ride-shares, drivers to see their itineraries in real time, and transport operators to manage and supervise operations in real time and collect data to improve service.

“Padam’s proven software and intelligent solutions will expand our ability to provide travel options that integrate and coordinate on-demand and shared mobility,”said Andre Rodenbeck, CEO Rail Infrastructure at Siemens Mobility. “Having the ability to choose from the full spectrum of mobility options significantly improves the travel experience and turns the idea of seamless travel from the first mile to the last into reality.”

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