The Globehopper Edge (pictured) is a self-sustaining, zero-maintenance wireless connectivity device capable of transmitting thousands of data points every day from multiple onboard sensors that transmit crucial information about a container’s cargo such as precise location, temperature, environmental conditions and more.
Designed to communicate in real time with Nexxiot Connect, the company’s customisable, cloud-based software solutions, Globehopper Edge is said to optimise asset utilisation through AI powered machine learning that has proven to impact on-time performance positively, asset management and achieve intermodal shipping efficiencies.
Nexxiot CEO Stefan Kalmund said: “Combining state-of-the-art sensors, gateways and global connectivity, Globehopper Edge is the most advanced cargo monitoring device in the world today with the present and future capabilities to provide our customers with the most accurate and reliable information possible about their cargo, ensuring unsurpassed accountability across all modes of shipping.”
Custom engineered by Nexxiot’s own Zurich based R&D lab, Globehopper Edge is built using advanced engineering methods and is designed for effortless use. As with all devices in the company’s hardware suite, it is solar powered and built to provide zero-maintenance connectivity with a guaranteed lifetime of more than six years. The device is fitted to the outside of a standard container and is onboarded and paired within 90 seconds, providing access to essential data, powerful dashboards and actionable insights for many years.
Ambition to reduce worldwide supply chain emissions
Kalmund added: “Nexxiot is focused on the highest strategic level of supply chain digitisation and optimisation. We work in close collaboration with our clients and partners at the C-suite level to define optimal shipping performance outcomes, then deploy our technology to achieve those results. By remaining focused on the most impactful mega-trends across the shipping world, we are redefining the standards and capabilities for future-proof TradeTech.”
Nexxiot co-founder Daniel MacGregor’s ambition is to reduce worldwide supply chain emissions by five percent over the next five years by preventing empty moves and by removing process inefficiencies around ports and shipping hubs.
He said: “We created Globehopper Edge to take that next step in trade facilitation. Aimed squarely at the 30 million standard intermodal containers that travel around the planet, the rugged IP65, custom engineered, energy harvesting hardware provides unprecedented access to critical data to enable radical transformation for all participants and stakeholders in the global value network of trade, finance and transport.”
Already a dominant presence in the digitisation of European cargo shipping, Nexxiot has been building up its Dallas-based US team of engineers and technicians to help fuel the company’s expansion throughout the North American market.
The company went on to say that the Globehopper Edge arrives at a critical inflection point for the global shipping industry as an unprecedented 70+ container vessels languish off the coast of Los Angeles, unable to offload their cargo. “The industry must come to grips with wide-scale supply-chain disruptions around commodities and consumer products as well as a total lack of asset and cargo transparency on a global scale,” Nexxiot stated.