Blog

Blog Archives

Multimodal Technology Trends and our Top 5 Smart Container Articles of 2016

2016 was a great year for our container and ports solutions business, which started on the heels of our exciting acquisition of WAM, a specialist in advanced Internet of Things (IoT) solutions for refrigerated containers and other intermodal assets. Throughout

Posted in 1. Transportation Tagged with: , , , , ,

Reefer Container Operator Stays a Step Ahead with IoT Telematics

Discover how container services provider Balticon uses real-time IoT reefer monitoring to improve asset visibility, control and customer service to some of the world’s largest shipping lines… Polish company Balticon S.A is a container services provider and trader serving an

Posted in 1. Transportation Tagged with: , , ,

Beyond the Device: Future-proofing Smart Containers in a Fast-Changing World

Digitization of global container supply chain operations is upon us and big data from IoT devices will play a critical role. Early adopters of IoT-connected ‘smart containers’ are starting to reap the first fruits of the new digital economy, reporting

Posted in 1. Transportation, 3. Maritime / AIS, 5. M2M/IoT Trends Tagged with: , , ,

Transforming Container Supply Chains with M2M and IoT Connectivity: Free White Paper

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 Internet of

Posted in 1. Transportation, 5. M2M/IoT Trends Tagged with: , , ,

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

The Hanjin 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 done more for world commerce

Posted in 1. Transportation, 3. Maritime / AIS, 5. M2M/IoT Trends Tagged with: , , , ,

Remote Container Management: The Future is Here

The future of refrigerated container tracking is here. Customer demand for remote container management is on the rise and companies are turning to the latest technologies to keep up with the competition. While container tracking has been around a long

Posted in 1. Transportation, 3. Maritime / AIS Tagged with: , , , ,

Remote Container Management: Demand for Per-Trip Tracking on the Rise

Declining hardware and airtime costs and a variety of external factors are driving the container shipping industry to increasingly adopt tracking and monitoring technology to gain full visibility of valuable assets. A recent article on Maersk’s installation of its remote

Posted in 1. Transportation, 3. Maritime / AIS Tagged with: , ,

Genset Monitoring: Reducing Costs and Protecting Reefer Cargo with M2M 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

Posted in 1. Transportation, 3. Maritime / AIS Tagged with: , , , , ,

Podcast: Keeping it Cool with Smart Container Monitoring Technology

Smart container technology has been in the spotlight of late, due in large part to Maersk Line going public with its decision to equip its fleet of over 260,000 refrigerated containers with machine-to-machine (M2M) technology that gives global real-time visibility

Posted in 1. Transportation, 3. Maritime / AIS Tagged with: , , ,

Smart Containers are Just the Start: How Connected Assets Will Drive the Digital Supply Chain Revolution

Ships. Dry containers. Reefer boxes. Tank containers. Chassis. Gensets. Tractors. Port and rail cranes. Mobile loading and handling equipment. The global container supply chain is literally awash with assets. From a 20,000TEU mega-ship, to a lift truck moving containers round

Posted in 1. Transportation, 3. Maritime / AIS Tagged with: , , , , ,

ORBCOMM is a single source provider of multi-network connectivity, leading edge devices and powerful applications for industries including transportation and distribution, heavy equipment, oil and gas, maritime and government.
STAY INFORMED. Sign up for our newsletter.