CMA CGM to create 50,000 ‘smart’ containers

CMA CGM reports that it has made a new order for 50,000 Traxens trackers, to create a fleet of ‘smart’ containers that can deliver operational data to cargo owners for improved supply chain management.

CMA CGM is shareholder in Traxens, having invested in the company in 2012, and has participated in the development of its container monitoring system by running a number of test projects prior to the commercial launch of the technology in 2018.

The Traxens system includes a connected tracker that can be attached to a container, making it possible to monitor its position, both at sea and on land, as well as the intensity of any shocks that may occur, the opening and closing of the doors, and any external temperature variations.

The trackers offer a near-real-time alert system which will allow CMA CGM customers to monitor their goods and stay informed about every stage of the shipping process, via an online interface.

Should the user want to dive deeper into the collected information, CMA CGM says that it will also be providing personalised diagnosis information based on analysis of the supply chain, to identify any logistical problems and implement optimisation solutions.

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