CMA CGM has added 50,000 sensors to sea cargo containers as part of a service of limited availability that will allow shippers to monitor exact location, external temperature and shock intensity during the voyage, as well as any container door openings.
Customers will be able to access the information through a web portal or an API.
The sensors are made by a company called Traxens. CMA CGM first invested in the company in 2012, and the technology has been trialled in the years since.
Traxens also has a partnership with MSC, who added the censors to 50,000 of their own containers last year. Maersk is also set to become a key shareholder and customer, with an order of the same size.
“We are delighted to welcome Maersk among our backers alongside CMA CGM and MSC,” said Jacques Delort, General Manager of Traxens. “Having three of the world’s largest shipping companies now supporting us, this will help accelerate our international development and contribute to our solution becoming a global market standard for the entire supply chain.”
Source: Supply Chain Dive