Sunday 22nd Jul, 2018

CMA CGM deploys container-tracking technology

Photo: Ian Ackerman
Photo: Ian Ackerman

THE French container liner CMA CGM announced it was deploying a new container-tracking technology on a large scale.

The technology, called TRAXENS, allows clients to track shipments in near-real-time.

The TRAXENS system centres around a box fixed on the container which measures the container’s position, intensity of potential shocks, outside temperature variations and doors opening and closing.

There are plans to add measurement of temperature and humidity inside the container to the technology’s functions.

CMA CGM senior vice-president commercial and agency network Mathieu Freidberg said the technology was in line with the company’s “customer centricity strategy”.

“With nearly 19m containers carried in 2017, the generalisation of smart containers in the group’s fleet will allow to collect and analyse a lot of information necessary to improve the service offered to customers and will help them optimize their supply chain,” he said.

CMA CGM invested in TRAXENS and participated in its development, leading tests of the technology.

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