Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has announced that it has begun working with supply chain data company Traxens on a pilot IoT project in the Port of Valencia, Spain, aimed at improving the operational efficiency of the port.
Project partners will include MSC Terminal Valencia, the Port Authority at the Port of Valencia, and Fundacion Valenciaport (FVP). As part of the pilot, MSC Spain trucks have been equipped with Traxens’ IoT devices, allowing for near real-time tracking of movement of vehicles to help port authorities to predict and manage potential congestion, as well as to anticipate truck arrivals at the gates.
Traxens has installed a gateway in the MSC Terminal and will provide access for port authorities to its Big Data analytics platform, TraxensHub, via APIs.
“We have already used IoT devices by Traxens for tracking our containers and we believe that the functionality can really help port authorities in improving operations. This could bring benefits to all parties,” said Jaime Lopez, Intermodal Project Leader, MSC Spain
Presuming all goes well with the pilot trial, Traxens says that it aims to extend its solution to other terminals within the Port of Valencia, by deploying additional gateways. The existing gateway will then be used for testing and improving processes related to all smart containers passing through the area.