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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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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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IoT and Cold Chain Execution: Making the Invisible Visible

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With the right vision and technologies in place, the Internet of Things has the potential to transform the efficiency of cross-border food, pharmaceutical and other perishable supply chains, eliminating ‘black holes’ and helping all parties gain better visibility, traceability and

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The IoT Wave: How Real-Time Data is Reshaping the Global Supply Chain

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It’s no secret that the world is going digital, and the Internet of Things (IoT) is one of the most powerful forces behind this transition, sweeping up almost everything – from utensils to global supply chains. Baltic Transport Journal spoke with

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

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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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