Navis, a part of Cargotec Corporation, has announced that it will cooperate with Internet of Things (IoT) and logistics specialist Loginno to offer its customers greater container visibility.
By applying smart container technology at the terminal and during a vessel’s journey, Navis and Loginno aim to provide shippers with a clearer picture of the location and condition of their cargo as it moves across the supply chain.
Only 5% of containers are currently fitted with tracking sensors, making it difficult to achieve complete transparency.
Navis has asserted that it is exploring ways of providing more insights to ocean carriers, terminal operators and logistics service providers, while Loginno’s advanced shipping container “brain” sensors are replacing one vent of the container to measure cargo conditions and track its location.
The data collected by these sensors, combined with Navis’ own insights, gives multiple parties across the supply chain visibility of the condition and movement of freight, as well as information on expected time of arrival and critical events that could compromise the safety of cargo.
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Shachar Tal, Loginno Founder, said: “We see tremendous value in creating a major Contopia use case with Navis and the world’s first digital shipping company, leveraging Navis’ deep knowledge of TOS, stowage planning systems and operational processes for carriers and terminals and our cutting-edge smart container technology.
“Through the added context from Navis to the Contopia scenario, terminals, carriers and shippers will have more accurate data to make operational decisions about the movement of the cargo, thereby saving costs and improving each constituent’s operations.”
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Andy Barrons, Chief Strategy Officer at Navis, also commented: “This cooperation is in line with Navis’ continuing vision of supporting the end-to-end container flow through innovation.
“Through our Navis SMART initiative and this new cooperation with Loginno, we hope to open a new door to more real-time data analytics in ocean shipping and explore more use cases for applying intelligence to the container, and unlock Contopia.”