Globalstar has launched a new M2M/IoT satellite device, the SmartOne Solar, which can be used to provide remote monitoring and tracking over the Globalstar satellite network for movable assets like containers, powered by solar-rechargeable batteries.
A group of nine recent Norwegian graduates, working as part of a project with DNV GL, have developed a smart ‘robot container’ concept vehicle, with built-in cooling systems and the ability to sail to ports autonomously without any human interaction.
A technology start-up at the port of Antwerp called T-Mining is currently working on a pilot project that aims to make container handling more efficient and secure by deploying blockchain technology to digitally manage container processes involving multiple parties.
Maersk Line has announced that it will begin the commercial launch of its ‘Remote Container Management’ system (RCM) on 24 July, providing access to reefers’ current location, temperature and internal atmospheric conditions, at any time and from anywhere in the world.
TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico has agreed a deal with ORBCOMM for the provision of its GSM-based VesselConnect solution to remotely manage TOTE Maritime’s fleet of smart refrigerated containers at sea.
Shipping software platform INTTRA has announced that it has acquired Avantida, a Belgian-headquartered provider of empty container management technology for ocean carriers, to extend its business into the landside container logistics sector.
IBM and Maersk have announced a new collaboration to use blockchain technology to improve operations in the global supply chain by increasing data transparency and information sharing.
Oslo-based Xeneta, a provider of benchmarking and market intelligence systems for containerised ocean freight, is calling for the introduction of ‘commodity’ status for shipping containers, to help the market adjust to rock-bottom rates.
Kewill, a supply chain software provider, has teamed with shipping electronic marketplace INTTRA to deliver a freight forwarding software package to assist in compliance with the new SOLAS Container Weight Verification requirement, set to take effect on July 1.
ORBCOMM has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire WAM Technologies, a provider of remote wireless management and control solutions for ocean transport refrigerated containers.
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