The CMA CGM Group has announced that it has tested and commercialized a connected container offer from a French start-up called ‘TRAXENS’.
CMA CGM, the owner of the world's third largest fleet of ocean carriers, will offer the TRAXENS service to its customers as a way of managing each step of a container’s transport through the use of a fixed connected box.
The connected box can track the position of the container, whether is it at sea or on land, the intensity of potential shocks, outside temperature variations and whether the doors open or close.
CMA CGM also announced that it would add other features such as the humidity and temperature inside the container.
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With a ‘near-real-time alert system’, CMA CGM has claimed that the system can manage the supply chain of the group’s clients through an online intuitive and user-friendly interface updated in real time.
In a statement, CMA CGM said TRAXENS had a “complete diagnostic offer” supported by a project team that follows and supports customers by analyzing data from their containers.
Mathieu Friedberg, Senior Vice-President Commercial and Agency Network, said: “CMA CGM reaffirms its Customer Centricity Strategy by offering this innovative solution.
“With nearly 19 million containers carried in 2017, the generalization of smart containers in the Group’s fleet will allow to collect and analyze a lot of information necessary to improve the service offered to customers and will help them optimize their supply chain.”