CIMC forms smart container jv

CIMC forms smart container jv

The world’s largest container manufacturer China International Marine Containers (CIMC) has joined forces with Shenzhen HongYi Hi-Tech Technology and German company ASTO Telematics for the establishment of joint venture ShenZhen ZhongHong Equipment Technology, which will be dedicated to provide smart container components.

The three companies will combine their expertise to develop world-wide and affordable smart containers, recognising that existing solutions do not meet the requirements for a smart container and consequently smart container chain management.

ASTO Telematics will develop the basis of the tested aJour Compact product within the joint venture company to the requirements of a dry container with regard to logistics processes as well as container and transport insurance.

According to ASTO Telematics, the joint venture is pursuing and implementing the goals of the Global Smart Container Alliance, and can satisfy the growing market demand for M2M services and tackle the safety and logistical challenges in the sector.

 

Jason Jiang

Jason is one of the most prolific writers on the diverse China shipping & logistics industry and his access to the major maritime players with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives. Having been working at Asia Shipping Media since inception, Jason is the chief correspondent of Splash and associate editor of Maritime CEO magazine. Previously he had written for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week.

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