G&W terminal in Manchester goes digital, efficiency gains next day

On Monday 13 June, the G&W terminal in Manchester went live with the Tideworks terminal operating systems. Within two days, trucking lead times had already been slashed with more than 60 per cent. This is only the beginning of the impact: eventually, the digital upgrade will lead to shorter and mor eefficient supply chain in the entire network of the operator.

By the end of this year, Genesee & Wyoming Inc (G&W) will have implemented terminal operating systems (TOS) at ten of its UK terminals. What is more, the systems will be integrated. In doing this, the US-based company is working with Tideworks Technology. Already up and running are the TOS systems in Cardiff, Birmingham, Liverpool, Doncaster, Leeds and Manchester. Still ahead are Cannock, London Gateway, Felixstowe, and Southampton terminals.

Studio interview

Chris Cavanagh, program lead with G&W UK and Kelsey Lions from Tideworks visited the RailFreight studio in Rotterdam to talk about the latest digitalisation move in the UK. They provided insights and recommendations about the digitalisation of an intermodal terminal in an exclusive interview.

Author: Majorie van Leijen

Majorie van Leijen is the editor-in-chief of, the online magazine for rail freight professionals.

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