300cubits, founder of the TEU cryptocurrency aimed at the global shipping sector, says that it aims to begin distributing free crypto tokens to industry stakeholders from February 2018, as talks continue with major container lines.
Korean container shipping company SM Line has agreed a deal with Intellian to deploy Intellian V100 maritime VSAT antenna equipment on board its ships, to be used for data and communications services while also powering a new IoT (Internet of Things) freight monitoring system being rolled out across the fleet.
Freight rates intelligence platform Xeneta reports that it has added reefer container rate data to its system, and has begun to populate its database with more than 30,000 data points for major trade lanes that have been generated by existing customers that joined its beta programme.
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.
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