Containers with smart technology

Innovation in containers and ships continues to keep the shipping and freight industry relevant, current and make it more secure and useful for everyone in it..

I am sharing below an article about a unique smart technology which transforms containers into smart connected objects..

The CMA CGM Group, a worldwide leading shipping group founded and let by Jacques Saadé, is pleased to announce that the CMA CGM BOUGAINVILLE is the first container ship in the world to be equipped with TRAXENS technology, which transforms containers into smart connected objects.

The CMA CGM BOUGAINVILLE, the group’s new 18,000 TEU flagship vessel, has become the first ship in the world using TRAXENS technology. This technology transforms standard containers into smart, connected, objects and introduces the multimodal transportation system into the Big Data era.

The TRAXENS’ equipped smart containers aboard the CMA CGM Bougainville will be able to communicate among themselves and to the ship’s communication infrastructure by using built-in relay antennas, allowing even the most deeply hidden container to be connected.

All the collected data will then be sent to CMA CGM Headquarters in Marseille via TRAXENS’ data centers.

Traxens and CMA CGM

Real-time container monitoring through hi-tech devices

The TRAXENS system collects real-time data throughout the container’s transport whether on land or at sea, adding considerable value to the shipping line and to its customers, insurers, and customs.

A wide range of data from each container can be gathered and transmitted to the CMA CGM group: location, temperature, humidity level, vibrations, impacts, attempted burglary, customs clearance status and more.

The devices provide even greater added value in the refrigerated transport of perishable goods. They can remotely control and adjust the temperature of refrigerated containers and will allow resource optimization for routine inspections.

With more than 12 million containers transported by CMA CGM it means that a huge amount of information will be collected and analyzed with the objective of improving the service provided to the end customers.

Real-time container monitoring through hi-tech devices

The TRAXENS system collects real-time data throughout the container’s transport whether on land or at sea, adding considerable value to the shipping line and to its customers, insurers, and customs.

A wide range of data from each container can be gathered and transmitted to the CMA CGM group: location, temperature, humidity level, vibrations, impacts, attempted burglary, customs clearance status and more.

The devices provide even greater added value in the refrigerated transport of perishable goods. They can remotely control and adjust the temperature of refrigerated containers and will allow resource optimization for routine inspections.

With more than 12 million containers transported by CMA CGM it means that a huge amount of information will be collected and analyzed with the objective of improving the service provided to the end customers.

The CMA CGM BOUGAINVILLE will be inaugurated next Tuesday by Mr. François Hollande, President of the French Republic.

CMA CGM BOUGAINVILLE

Source & Image Credit : CMA CGM Group

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3 comments on “Containers with smart technology”

  1. By Fernando Reply

    Very Interesting information & a giant leap in shipping industry.
    Thanks,
    Ireneus Fernando

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