Maersk quits dry box construction to focus on reefer market
AP Møller-Maersk’s box building arm, Maersk Container Industry (MCI), has quit the dry container manufacturing ...
In this week’s Loadstar Podcast, executives from ORBCOMM – a US-based industrial internet-of-things company that provides cellular and satellite-based asset tracking and control systems, such as the smart container monitoring devices attached to Maersk’s reefer fleet – talk industry trends and technological developments.
Global supply chains stand on the verge of a new era of unparalleled visibility. For all the talk of the digitisation of the logistics industry, the creation and deployment of connected, physical assets to cargo transport units is absolutely fundamental if the industry is to transition to genuine digitisation.
While much remains to be done, it is encouraging that significant developments have already occurred. As ORBCOMM launches its new VesselConnect solution, its executives explain how it is developing technology to respond to a changing regulatory environment, as well as growing expectations from cargo owners and their logistics services providers.