CedarAI and Bourque Logistics continue their collaboration

THE WOODS, Texas, September 28, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Cedar AI, a provider of leading artificial intelligence technology for railway planning and management, and Bourque Logistics, the leader in industrial shipping yard management systems for more than 30 years, announced this week their collaboration to integrate their systems. The companies will also collaborate on sales and marketing and have designated Joel christensen to direct the effort.

Courtship of Bourque Logistics® The system is deployed in more than 250 rail transportation facilities across North America for optimized management of railcar inventory, switching, inspection, loading and unloading.

CedarAI ARMS (Automated railway management system) is a comprehensive inventory and revenue platform for the railways. It serves as a single source of truth for a railroad’s inventory and supports electronic data exchange between connected railways. More than 40 railways have adopted the platform since its launch last year. Cedar will work with Bourque to build a data integration between the Bourque YardMaster® system and WEAPONS. The combined project will provide rail shippers with unprecedented visibility and service with their railways serving.

By integrating the two systems, railways and shippers will benefit from improved synergies between their operations, allowing for better switch planning efforts, fewer manual processes and efficient electronic interaction. The digitization of these processes ensures the consistency of the operations of the marshalling yard if this manual know-how is lost through the withdrawal or attrition of the switching teams.

Joel christensen lead the combined sales and marketing efforts and act as a liaison for shippers and railways accordingly. Joel will identify and coordinate the Bourque shipper and Cedar AI Railway customers who can immediately benefit from the parties’ collaboration.

“We welcome this exciting opportunity to work closely with our YardMaster® system with ARMS platform, ”said Steve Bourque, President of Bourque Logistics. “Joel’s years of experience in the rail industry and his four-year success with Bourque Shipping Systems make him the ideal leader to lead our joint efforts to improve communication between shippers and their service railroad. . the partners.”

“We are very happy to partner with Bourque to offer railways and shippers better visibility on their respective operations. This will enable unprecedented operating synergy and further enhance the short line’s ability to provide unparalleled customer service, ”said Daril Vilhena, co-CEO of Cedar AI.

About Cedar AI
Cedar AI draws on extensive experience in the rail industry and on technology leaders Amazon, Google and Microsoft to tackle the most difficult problems in the freight rail industry. The company leverages proprietary artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms to provide railways and rail shippers with tools to maximize efficiency, increase throughput and improve safety. Cedar works every day to build all of the next generation technology for railways to compete with trucking and gain market share.

Cedars flagship products include ARMS, a next-generation rail management system for railways of all sizes, and Optiswitch, the next-generation yard planning system that makes planning a rail yard as easy as sorting mail. For more information and product offerings, visit cedarai.com

About Bourque Logistics
Used by more than 120 rail shippers in North America, Bourque Logistics provides rail operations software for industrial shippers. Its automated rail logistics system has provided significant and continuous value since 1989 with RAILTRAC®, Court master®, RateServer®, and other tools that meet all facets of rail shippers’ needs and integrate seamlessly with their ERP systems. His sender BI The tool provides managers with real-time information and trends to manage complex distribution and logistics.

Bourque Logistics tools are redundant, cloud-based systems for rail and truck shipping operations for loading and shipping, submission of bills of lading, tracking and traceability, freight cost and payment , fleet accounting, supply chain management and custom reporting. Bourque’s EDI data services connect senders to their suppliers, customers and carriers. They also provide professional services and support for rail fleet acceleration and railcar maintenance management.

For more information, visit bourquelogistics.com or watch our company overview videos at youtube.com/bourquelogistics.

Yard-master® is a registered trademark of Bourque Data Systems Inc.

ARMS is a registered trademark of CedarAI

Media contacts:
Cedar IA
Steve murray – 206.369.0305
David Moran – 404.692.9642
Bourque Logistics
Joel christensen – 281.362.6726

SOURCE Bourque Logistics

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