Connected Containers - Global Trade Magazine
  June 29th, 2018 | Written by

Connected Containers

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  • TRAXENS by CMA CGM is a solution for container tracking.
  • CMA CGM was the first company to invest in TRAXENS and participated in its development.
  • CMA CGM has led numerous tests of this French startup's container tracking solution.

CMA CGM Group, one of the world’s biggest shipping companies, has announced the commercialization of a connected containers offer: TRAXENS by CMA CGM.

As the first company to have invested in TRAXENS, and having participated in its development, CMA CGM has led various and numerous tests of this French start-up’s unique solution. The carrier has now decided to deploy it at a larger scale and to make it available to CMA CGM customers.

TRAXENS by CMA CGM is a connected box fixed on the container allowing measurement of the container’s position, anywhere at sea or on land; the intensity of potential shocks; outside temperature variations (and soon humidity and temperature inside the container); and doors opening and closing.

Thanks to its near-real-time alert system, the CMA CGM’s clients can efficiently track their merchandise and thus be more reactive at each step of the transport. The management of the supply chain is eased through an online intuitive and user-friendly interface updated in real time.

To enable supply chain optimization, TRAXENS can come with complete diagnostics. In addition to the transferred data, a project team follows and supports the customers in analyzing their data. Businesses opting for TRAXENS by CMA CGM will be able to identify logistical difficulties and implement concrete solutions to optimize costs and security.

“CMA CGM reaffirms its Customer Centricity Strategy by offering this innovative solution,” said Mathieu Friedberg, the company’s senior vice-president for commercial and agency network. “With nearly 19 million containers carried in 2017, the generalization of smart containers in the group’s fleet will allow to collect and analyze a lot of information necessary to improve the service offered to customers and will help them optimize their supply chain.”