German shipowner Hapag-Lloyd recently introduced its new real-time container monitoring programme“Hapag-Lloyd LIVE”. In an initial step, the company will outfit its entire reefer fleet of some 100,000 containers with the monitoring system. Real-time GPS location, temperature information, power-off alerts – these are a few of the features to be gradually released with the reefer fleet . Furthermore, some “Hapag-Lloyd LIVE” features may also be made available upon request to dry container customers to add value through enhanced supply chain transparency.
The smart reefer solution, which leverages the latest loT technology to meet Hapag-Lloyd’s requirements, has been developed by Globe Tracker, a leading supplier of supply-chain visibility solutions. The telecommunications experts T-Mobile Austria as part of Deutsche Telekom Group and Ericsson will also be supporting this project by providing global connectivity and state-of-the art IoT infrastructure for seamless integration into existing Hapag-Lloyd software and services.