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Intermodal and IoT: 5 Reasons They are a Match Made in Heaven

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As we prepare for the annual Intermodal Europe conference taking place this year in Amsterdam from 28-30 November, our thoughts turn to the current and future role of digitalisation and the Internet of Things (IoT) in fostering modal shift. According

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UNIT45 Pioneers Smart Containers for the New Silk Road

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Intermodal innovator UNIT45 is helping big name shippers like HP and Friesland Campina to take advantage of the New Silk Road linking China and Europe with a new breed of 45ft temperature-controlled containers optimised for long-distance rail operations. And it

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AIS Service Providers: 3 Key Questions to Ask

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Whether you’re using AIS data to track commodity shipments around the world, help the environment by detecting illegal fishing or bilge dumping, or to improve security and surveillance, all these diverse solutions require a complete picture of global maritime vessel

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Cold Chain Visibility, Connectivity and Digitalisation Dominate the Agenda at Cool Logistics Global

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How can the IoT, blockchain and other new digital technologies be used to re-engineer cold chain processes and reduce waste ‘from farm to fork’? This was the key focus of discussion at the 9th Cool Logistics Global conference, held last

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AIS is for the Dogs: Satellite Tracking Keeps K9 Veterans Memorial in Sight

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This June, over 200 veterans from far and wide gathered in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin for the unveiling of a K-9 Veterans Memorial honoring military dogs and their handlers, some of whom have made the ultimate sacrifice in combat. While many

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The Connected Ship: Remote Vessel Monitoring Improves Performance While Reducing Costs

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Smart tracking and monitoring devices can now be found in all kinds of industrial assets—heavy equipment, industrial machines, reefers, trailers, containers, and more. Gartner estimates 8.4 billion connected things are in use today, with the number expected to climb to

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Traceable, Foldable Containers Stacking Up the Benefits

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Holland Container Innovations is on a mission to tackle the wasteful cost and environmental impact of empty container transport with its 4FOLD foldable container. And ORBCOMM telematics are now an integral part of the solution…   The humble ocean freight

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IoT Data Providing the Smarts for the Digital Ports and Terminals of the Future

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Technology to track containers, cargo and transport assets on the move has been around a long time in various guises, but today is part of an explosive global trend towards Machine-to-Machine (M2M) telematics devices and sensors, as part of the burgeoning

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Digitizing Container Supply Chains: Why Live Data from the IoT Holds the Key

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Maritime history is usually divided into separate eras: the Age of Navigation, the Age of Discovery, the Age of Sail, the Age of Steam and the Rise of Steamships and Motorships. During this time, innovations such as steering oars and

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Podcast: The Road to Supply Chain Logistics Digitization

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In the latest podcast by The Loadstar supply chain logistics news portal, ORBCOMM’s Christian Allred (SVP & GM Global Sales) and Michael Dempsey (VP Container and Port Solutions) talk industry trends and developments in connecting road and intermodal assets with Internet of

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