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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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Container Tracking in Real-Time Across the Intermodal Supply Chain: IANA Webinar

We’re looking forward to adding our voice to the discussion on the future of intermodal transport, in the upcoming webinar, Improving Visibility Across the Intermodal Supply Chain.   The webinar is facilitated by The Intermodal Association of North America (IANA), as part of

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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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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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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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Container Industry Doubles Down on Digitalization

Thousands of container industry executives descended on Rotterdam this November for the annual Intermodal Europe show. Attended by container shipping lines, leasing companies, equipment manufacturers, technology suppliers and container service providers, this year’s edition was the busiest we have seen

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Trip-Based Telematics Adds New Possibilities to Reefer Container Management

When Maersk deployed their Remote Container Management (RCM) initiative in 2016 by outfitting all 270,000 of its refrigerated containers with ORBCOMM telematics devices, it set off a chain of events that would begin the transformation of the entire reefer shipping

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Sensors, Satellite, Smart Apps and Shipper Visibility: Welcome to the Future of Containers

Container tracking and monitoring technology is hardly a novel idea, but recent trends and technical advancements have accelerated an industry shift towards the increasing use of sensor-based Internet of Things (IoT) telematics devices and applications in the supply chain. Over

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