ORBCOMM announces dry container tracking solution

ORBCOMM announces dry container monitoring solution

ORBCOMM Inc., a global provider of supply chain Internet of Things (IoT) technology, has officially launched its dry container telematics solution.

This development was unveiled at the Intermodal Europe conference, which takes place on 10-12 October at the RAI Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

The ORBCOMM dry container solution is designed to aid shipping lines and their clients with real-time data to enhance decision-making in maritime operations.

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Data from these devices is integrated into the ORBCOMM Maritime platform, providing a unified view of various assets, such as dry containers, reefers, gensets, and chassis, all in one place. According to the company, users can easily incorporate this data into their own platforms via APIs.

This telematics solution ensures full visibility into container and cargo status, helping optimise transit times, reduce fuel consumption, and promote sustainability in container shipping.

For added security, optional door sensors are available, capable of detecting unauthorised access, tampering, or theft, thus enhancing overall container security.

“We’re excited to bring our new dry container telematics solution to market, enabling the industry’s largest shipping lines to cost-effectively deploy smart devices across their fleet and seamlessly manage their maritime operations at any point in the supply chain,” said Gregg Plonisch, ORBCOMM’s Senior Vice President of Product Management.

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This tracking device is certified to the ATEX Zone 2 explosion-proof standard and can support additional wireless BLE sensors for the integration of safety and productivity applications.

Furthermore, ORBCOMM is rebranding its Maritime platform, which will reportedly offer a more dynamic and modern user interface for a more intuitive customer experience. The platform will also support a new genset monitoring solution, set to be available later this year.

In November of last year, ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Ltd. (ZIM) selected ORBCOMM’s fleet management platform for remote monitoring of reefer containers.

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