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

Cargo Theft: New Analysis Sheds Light on What is Being Stolen When and Where

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Cargo theft remains one of the most significant causes of disruption in the supply chain, accounting for around 10% of all reported claims in the last ten years, according to a new analysis by TT Club. The analysis includes some

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IoT Technology Helping Meet Increasing Demands on Food Transporters

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Major players like Amazon are changing customer expectations of acceptable delivery timelines and transportation requirements in many sectors, including the food industry. Customers are increasingly going online to buy cosmetics, housewares, health and personal items, furniture and more, according to

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Reefer Genset Innovator Shakes Up the Market with Advanced Telematics

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Dutch innovator Genmark has developed a range of lightweight, easy-to-operate, fuel-efficient and environmentally friendly reefer container gensets, including a world-first design for use on extending road chassis. And it has turned to ORBCOMM telematics as an integral part of the solution…

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Smart Grid Monitoring Q & A: The Power of Satellite

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Utility companies are constantly seeking new ways to improve field data reliability and availability, so it’s no surprise that satellite is becoming the smart grid technology of choice where accurate, real-time information is critical, especially from remote sites. We sat

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

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

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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