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Smart Reefer Containers – Why Interoperability Matters

The ongoing disruptions snarling global maritime container trade and supply chains have driven home the acute need for better visibility into the location and status of container cargo and equipment moving through the system. Nowhere is this more important than in the refrigerated container trades carrying vital supplies of perishable food, pharmaceuticals and medicines, including vaccines, across the world.   The recent logjam at the Chinese Port of Yantian hit reefer

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ORBCOMM Supports New DCSA IoT Standard for Refrigerated Container Monitoring On-Board Vessels

As a global leader in industrial Internet of Things (IoT) solutions for supply chain assets, cargo and infrastructure, ORBCOMM welcomes the new IoT connectivity interface standards for monitoring refrigerated containers on-board vessels published December 18 by the Digital Container Shipping Association (DCSA).

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Driven by Data: How Increased Digitalisation and Data Analysis Bring Benefits

This article was originally published in Ports & Harbors Magazine  Increased digitalisation and data analysis can bring the maritime sector a wealth of benefits provided that companies are willing to work together to progress towards a shared goal, says Al Tama, vice-president and general manager, container and

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Why the New DCSA IoT Standard is a Positive for the Container Shipping Industry: Q&A

At the beginning of June, the Digital Container Shipping Association (DCSA) released a set of IoT standards for container connectivity that usher in the era of smart containers and greater visibility along the supply chain. This builds upon the track

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ORBCOMM Welcomes New DCSA IoT Standard

As a global provider of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, ORBCOMM welcomes the new IoT connectivity interface standards for shipping containers published by the Digital Container Shipping Association (DCSA) this week that will allow stakeholders to track

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Surviving Supply Chain Shock: The Value of Visibility

The COVID-19 crisis has hit world maritime trade and supply chain operations with unprecedented scale and speed. Now more than ever, visibility is crucial to keep shipping, ports and cross-border trade flowing as efficiently as possible and equally to help

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Global Container Shipping gets a New Digital Track and Trace Standard

As we highlighted in two extensive ORBCOMM reports during the last quarter of 2019 – the Next Phase of IoT in Shipping Digitalization: Data Interoperability, Integration & Intelligence and Disrupting the Cold Chain: 5 Key Takeaways from Cool Logistics – work is

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The Next Phase of IoT in Shipping Digitalization: Data Interoperability, Integration & Intelligence

Container shipping today is surely not a business for the faint-hearted. Industry debates at recent international shipping and intermodal logistics events drove home several harsh realities: Sea freight is moving more slowly and unreliably than ever before Ship, container and

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Container Shipping Alliance Starts Knocking Down the Digital Silos

The Digital Container Shipping Association (DCSA) has released its first standards for data flows – an important first step in the process of ending the fragmentation that is holding back the development of digital technologies in the industry. In an

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Closing the Gap: How IoT Technology is Enabling Total Visibility of Refrigerated Containers at Sea

Refrigerated containers spend a large portion of their in-transit time at sea, where managing them poses a series of challenges. Crews are often unable to complete regular checks because of heavy workloads, unfavorable sea and weather conditions and the size

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