Intel Connected Logistics Platform debuts in association with Honeywell

Intel Connected Logistics Platform debuts in association with Honeywell

Intel on Thursday announced a new Internet of Things (IoT) offering, the Intel Connected Logistics Platform, that aims to provide the shipping and logistics industries with an array of real-time data from shipments that are in transit.

Intel and Honeywell also announced an initial solution that will use the IoT architecture of the Connected Logistics Platform. Honeywell claims its Connected Freight solution would provide updates around location, temperature, humidity, shock and other data on shipments that are under way.

Estimates suggest that cargo loss last year totaled $60bn, with an estimated 30% of perishable goods spoiling during shipment, according to Intel.

Helping fight this, Intel said its Connected Logistics Platform would provide “unprecedented levels of insight” into the current status of shipments.

“Thanks to data accessibility, shippers and carriers will be able to establish a more reliable supply chain network by having deeper visibility and information on shipments,” said Chet Hullum, Intel’s general manager for industrial solutions.

Honeywell’s Connected Freight solution will use sensors—attached to packages or other assets—to gather data and transmit the information wirelessly.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.

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