Keeping Cool Cargo Cool: New IoT Devices Simplify Reefer Container Monitoring


  • The world relies on a complex network of shipping containers to deliver everything from clothing to electronics.
  • But for perishable goods like fruits, vegetables, and meats, maintaining optimal temperature during transport is crucial.
  • That’s where reefer containers, essentially giant refrigerators on a ship, come in.
  • Now, a new generation of Internet of Things (IoT) devices is making monitoring these vital containers even easier.

Orbcomm Takes the Helm with CT 3600

Orbcomm, a leader in container monitoring technology, has unveiled the CT 3600. This next-generation device leverages IoT and sensor technology to provide shipping lines with real-time data on the condition of their refrigerated cargo. Unlike previous models, the CT 3600 boasts a wireless Bluetooth sensor, further enhancing convenience and offering additional data points for monitoring.

Benefits for a Streamlined Shipping Process

The CT 3600 isn’t just about fancy features; it’s designed with simplicity and efficiency in mind. Here’s how it benefits shipping lines:

  • Effortless Installation: Say goodbye to complex setups and drilling into containers. The CT 3600 boasts a streamlined installation process that requires less time and minimizes potential damage.
  • Mobile Management: Gone are the days of relying on dedicated monitoring stations. The CT 3600 allows for configuration and monitoring directly from a smartphone or tablet (iOS or Android), offering greater flexibility and accessibility.
  • Reduced Costs: The simplified design reduces the need for external installation support, potentially leading to significant cost savings for shipping lines.
  • Universal Compatibility: The CT 3600 is designed to work seamlessly with refrigerated containers from all major manufacturers, eliminating compatibility concerns.
  • Industry Standards: The device adheres to interoperability standards established by the Digital Container Shipping Association, ensuring smooth integration with existing systems.

Keeping the Supply Chain Fresh

The CT 3600 represents a significant step forward in reefer container monitoring. By simplifying the process and offering real-time data access, this innovative device empowers shipping lines to ensure the safe and fresh arrival of temperature-sensitive cargo, ultimately contributing to a more efficient and reliable global supply chain.

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Source: Riviera