Hapag-Lloyd to digitalise container fleet with IoT sensoring

Panama Canal, Panama - December 7, 2019: Hapag-Lloyd cargo ship entering the Miraflores Locks in the Panama Canal, in Panama

Hapag-Lloyd will digitalise its container fleet with IoT technology and analytics developed by TradeTech company Nexxiot.

Sensor technology developed by Nexxiot aims to make container transport more resilient and transparent across the supply chain.

The technology will enable worldwide monitoring of shipping containers and analyse the location, movements, and status in real-time.

Hapag-Lloyd will be the first carrier in the world to achieve this.

“Nexxiot as a system partner provides us with an important technological building block,” said Olaf Habert, Director Container Applications at Hapag-Lloyd.

“This allows us to detect delays earlier, automatically inform the affected customers and initiate countermeasures quickly.”

“We are firmly convinced that not only our customers benefit from the new technology, but that this new approach will revolutionise the entire container shipping industry.”

© Nexxiot via Twitter

The IoT device is powered by Nexxiot’s Globehopper Edge, which transmits real-time location and temperature data, monitors container impacts, and can connect to other sensors via Bluetooth.

Each device is designed and certified in accordance with the ATEX Product Directive for use in potentially flammable or explosive environments (Zone 2).

The data is processed using the latest algorithms and Big Data analytics.

“This is the largest deployment of active hardware monitoring devices to date in the ocean and intermodal shipping space, with the potential to create a vastly more efficient and sustainable global supply chain,” added Stefan Kalmund, CEO of Nexxiot.

Last month, Hapag-Lloyd published its audited annual report for the 2021 financial year, reporting revenues of $26.4 billion.

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