Traxens, the container Internet of Things (IoT) firm backed by CMA CGM, Maersk and MSC, has joined the Port of Rotterdam’s Container 42 smart container exploration project as a new partner.
Over the course of two years, having launched from Rotterdam in May 2019, Container 42 will be shipped to ports around the world to gather and share information about global supply chain activities.
The container is already equipped with Traxens’ smart device and communication technology, which is used to generate IoT data via its Traxens Hub platform. The goal of the project is to use the data collected to help answer questions on how to improve logistical efficiency and sustainability in the global supply chain.
The container measures changes in everything from vibration, acceleration, position and sound to local air pollution, temperature and humidity. Container 42 has also been fitted with solar panels, and the journey will help to determine how much power the container needs to generate and use for data gathering tasks.
“Our smart technology will gather, generate and aggregate data from Container 42 in this worldwide data finding mission,” said Jacques Delort, Managing Director at Traxens.
“The Port of Rotterdam is one of the leading ports in the world. We are looking forward to working with them to digitally transform multimodal supply chains and improve logistical efficiency.”