Die digitale IT-Plattform
für inter­modale


IMSLOT – Die neutrale IT-Plattform für intermodale Transportstrecken

Intermodal booking in a few minutes

With IMSLOT, 4PL has developed a neutral IT platform for intermodal transport routes that reliably reduces demanding and validated booking processes to a few minutes.

IMSLOT supports you with relevant functions, from contract management to the recording of transport routes, availability display, usage times of the assets, the search for offers for the customer, the booking process including subsequent status reports, to the documentation and evaluation of all desired events.

The advantages for all users are time savings, reliability, flexibility, efficiency and the neutrally validated quality of the booking process reduced to a few minutes.

validated intermodal bookings in a few minutes

IMSLOT offers the networking of all stakeholders around the transport. The orders entered or executed via EDI order communication are listed in a comprehensive dashboard for processing.

The bookings can be managed and processed in the system.

The software solution for the intermodal transport industry

Well-known service providers and their customers from all links in the intermodal transport chain have been involved in the development from the very first conception.

The consistent implementation of ideas and requirements by software experts enables the provision of an efficient software solution. This already takes into account the special requirements of Assetholder shipping / rail / truck and their customers. The use of IMSLOT in daily processing enables quality improvement and cost savings.

Features "IMSLOT"

Booking mask IMSLOT

The heart of a booking is its table of contents. The booking mask functionally leads to the quality booking. Service providers and customers benefit and reduce errors.

Action parameter IMSLOT

Using individually definable action parameters, customers can be reminded of expiring deadlines and warnings can be triggered if these are not met.

Status information IMSLOT

The documentation of the transport-relevant milestones by the service provider enables the evaluation of the transports carried out.

Standardized booking IMSLOT

The standardized booking in IMSLOT reflects a complete, immediate and time-independent booking process for a transport order. The connection to external software is possible.

IMSLOT daily discount

Short-term failure of a major order – how can this be replaced at short notice?

Missing values IMSLOT

Individually definable action parameters remind the customer of expiring deadlines and warn in good time if these are not adhered to.

Price matrix IMSLOT

A price matrix is assigned to each direct trip or distance matrix. Without this assignment, neither of the two routes can be created by an intermodal provider. A price matrix can take three different forms.

Waiting list IMSLOT

Free capacities are in short supply. Bookings on sold out parking spaces are possible; but end up on the waiting list.

Distance matrices IMSLOT

Distance matrices represent the second way of accessibility from a location. In general, a service provider uses such a matrix to determine which areas a truck should approach.

Direct trips IMSLOT

Direct trips are connections between specified locations with a specified transport capacity at specified times. This type of connection is generally used for rail or ship connections.

FAQ "IMSLOT, Startseite"

How is a CO2 factor calculated?

The bases of the calculation are subject to the scientific criteria. Here, DIN 16258: 2011 is a guideline for calculation and evaluation.

Is IMSLOT already being used productively?

Yes, IMSLOT is being used productively by a steadily growing number of very well-known representatives of the intermodal transport industry. Due to the complex tasks in the transport sector, we grow consciously step by step and always with our partners and clients. In addition, IMSLOT modules are also used in research projects.

Why was 4PL selected for the research projects?

As a start-up, we at 4PL Intermodal can experimentally apply and test new ideas and technical prototypes. In addition to the necessary know-how, we and our team are also interested in continuous further development. We create all the prerequisites for this. In this way the greatest possible success of the tasks in the projects is conceptually given and has also been achieved to date.

In addition, with its platform economy and technical support, 4PL Intermodal has the necessary resources to provide the research institutions with ideal conditions.

How long does it take to integrate a module on my own website?

The time required depends on whether a requirement has to be conceptually rewritten or whether we can already refer to a development at 4PL Intermodal.

It took us 4 weeks from the development to the integration of a module in the shortest possible time. This includes the conception as well as the test operation including LIVE gear.

In principle, we have had good experiences when we contribute to companies with iterative methods and successive implementation processes. This can mean up to 12 months of effort for those involved.

What criteria are used to select new IMSLOT modules?

IMSLOT modules are basically developed according to the needs of the IMSLOT customers and their users. The focus is on universal use for all IMSLOT customers. If this is an individual and exclusive requirement, this will also be taken into account. We are at your disposal for feature requests or suggestions.


If you are interested, we will be happy to inform you personally how our software solutions for the digitization of the intermodal transport industry are used in your company.


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