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Container Supply Chain Visibility: Filling the Traceability Gap for Vessels at Sea

As supply chains become more complex and globalized across road, rail, water, ports, and yards, it is more important than ever for shipping lines to have end-to-end visibility of their containers and the cargo they carry from the point of

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Illuminating Reefer Monitoring Black Holes with the IoT: Transport Logistic 2017 Preview

The “black hole” of reefer monitoring has always been on the water. Historically, carriers have used manual data capture with engineers equipped with clipboards walking the decks and inspecting each reefer’s temperature periodically for set-point deviations and alarms. In the

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AIS Meets IoT: How Technology is Set to Transform Global Ocean Trade

Discover the evolution of vessel tracking and monitoring technology and look into the future of smart global ocean trade and supply chains, harnessing satellite AIS, IoT connectivity and big data to deliver unprecedented levels of visibility and control… Sea faring

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New in Vessel Tracking – Introducing Hali: Terrestrial AIS + Satellite AIS + Satellite M2M

This week we’re proud to launch our latest innovation delivering small craft safety, security and compliance. An initiative between ORBCOMM, Pole Star and Weatherdock, Hali is a tri-mode Class B AIS transponder that delivers reliable vessel locations to ensure full

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Detecting IUU Transshipments with AIS: Saving the Environment One Data Point at a Time

Launched last September, Global Fishing Watch (a collaboration between SkyTruth, Oceana and Google, and powered by ORBCOMM AIS data) is a powerful platform focused on Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing monitoring. Not only does Global Fishing Watch offer the

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Safeguarding Food and Pharma Along Containerized Cold Supply Chains: Shippers Need Visibility Now

With the Hanjin bankruptcy now official, the crisis serves as a reminder that when shippers of any cargo engage with the great global transport network that is containerization, ‘caveat emptor’ must be observed. Containerization, 60 years old in 2016, has

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Satellite AIS: Novel Data Uses and the Year that Was

2016 was a historic year for ORBCOMM’s satellite AIS data business, and started in the glow of the successful launch of our new OG2 satellites, which have continued to improve our industry-leading Automatic Identification System (AIS) service. We’re now able to process

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IoT Technology Roundup: Setting the Standard for Modems, Devices and Connectivity

Last year was a transformative time in terms of technology, devices and connectivity for our Internet of Things (IoT) solution providers, and started on the heels of the historic launch of our new OG2 satellites, which have helped us provide

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Remote Monitoring Best Practices: 5 Real World Scenarios

The following excerpt is from the “Remote Monitoring Best Practice Guide” published by Australia’s Pacific Data Systems. Download the full Guide here. The applications for off-the-shelf, ‘plug & play’ remote monitoring systems are broad, limited only by the range of

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Genset Monitoring: Reducing Costs and Protecting Reefer Cargo with IoT Telematics

Diesel-powered generator sets – commonly known as gensets – represent a crucial, if often overlooked, element in international refrigerated cargo transport. Today, there are an estimated 40,000 gensets in active service worldwide, providing power to refrigerated marine and intermodal containers

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