Tuesday, November 1, 2011

CSX Latest Transport Provider To Offer iPhone App For Freight Customers

New Convenience for Users
Shipping News Feature

USA – Rail company CSX are the latest transportation provider to offer their customers a phone application to help them track their freight shipments and trains across the CSX network. Named ShipCSX, the application also provides customers with specifications of rail cars such as equipment dimensions and weights.

"The ShipCSX application makes planning and tracing shipments easier than ever, enabling customers to better plan for the arrival of scheduled shipments" said Eddie Chesser, director e-business CSX. "Designed with our supply chain and logistics-conscious consumers in mind, this application continues our commitment to make rail the most cost-effective and environmentally-friendly way to move freight."

The app provides CSX customers anywhere/anytime access to updates on the status of their rail shipments via a simple smartphone interface. Customers can retrieve up-to-date information about their shipments, including estimated times of arrivals and movement history. The ShipCSX app will allow customers to better plan operations surrounding the arrival and use of the goods shipped via CSX rail lines.

The application is available for free through the iTunes store, and currently works on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices, and more options are soon to come. "CSX is working to add more functionality to the app, as well as an Android-compatible version," said Steve Watkins, director of technology applications, CSX.

ShipCSX is designed for CSX customers only, and requires a secure login ID and password to access information. More information on obtaining these can be found HERE.