ORBCOMM leverages telematics for global container shipping 

ORBCOMM Inc., a global provider of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, has announced that it is leveraging its latest telematics technology to provide end-to-end monitoring for dry marine containers moving through complex supply chains around the world.  

ORBCOMM leverages latest telematics technology to digitalise global container shipping.

ORBCOMM’s new CT 1000 solution, which is expected to be commercially available in early 2023, digitalises global container shipping, providing visibility and traceability for shipping lines and their customers so they can turn real-time data into decisions about their maritime operations. 

The solution allows shippers and operators to track the location and status of their dry marine containers at every point in the asset’s journey, with both real-time and historical reporting, whether they are in a warehouse or moving on a truck, rail or vessel.  

Customers can estimate arrival times, identify issues and quickly deploy corrective measures to mitigate delays in the supply chain. With temperature monitoring and shock detection as standard features, customers will be able to monitor the status of cargo at all times and be notified of tampering, unauthorised access or unscheduled loading or unloading for maximum security.  

Solar power management 

ORBCOMM’s solution uses future-proofing technology designed for reporting longevity, update flexibility and compliance with certified-safe maritime industry standards.  

The device features an impressive battery life and intelligent solar power management and is expected to provide up to three months of operation at 75% capacity without sun exposure for reliable and uninterrupted reporting even in the harshest conditions.  

In addition, the device is certified to the ATEX Zone 2 explosion-proof standard, ensuring safety for vessel crews and cargo. The unit can be installed in as little as one minute and is built to require no manual attention after installation. 

“ORBCOMM is continuing to drive innovation and lead the container shipping industry in delivering best-in-class telematics solutions that digitalise complex supply chains and improve visibility, sustainability and customer satisfaction,” said Christian Allred, ORBCOMM’s executive VP of global sales.  

“Our new dry container monitoring solution integrates the latest energy-harvesting technology and low-power consumption to meet the industry’s need for longevity, reliability and durability as shipping lines continue to make their operations more transparent, secure and profitable.”