Back in April, Hapag-Lloyd announced that they would be the first shipping company in the world to outfit all of its standard containers with technology for real-time data transmission. This will soon allow us to track the containers around the globe and collect data from them – to boost transparency for us and the customers, reports Blue Economy.
About the device
Once the devices are permanently installed on the containers, they will be able to transmit data in real-time and thereby make supply chains more transparent and efficient.
For example, they will provide GPS-based location data, measure temperatures, and monitor sudden vibrations of the container.
In the coming weeks, Hapag-Lloyd will start to equip the container fleet with devices from the well-known TradeTech company Nexxiot AG and, as of the end of the year, as well as devices from ORBCOMM, a leading global provider of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions.
The mass installation of tracking devices in the depots worldwide will begin at the end of August 2022. Our Hapag-Lloyd LIVE product will become available for customers of standard containers in early 2023.
Then, by end of 2023, Hapag-Lloyd will be able to track the entire dry container fleet and thereby continue to advance the digitalization of container shipping.
The new technology will offer us the advantages of being able to create visibility, detect delays earlier, automatically inform any affected customers, and initiate the appropriate countermeasures.
“Our vision is to build the smartest container fleet in the world and provide the customers with valuable information at the frequency they need.”
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Source: Blue Economy