CMA CGM buys trackers for 50,000 of its containers

French liner CMA CGM has ordered 50,000 Traxens trackers to monitor a portion of its containers.

CMA CGM was the first investor in Traxens seven years ago, helping bring the technology to the market.

The Traxens solution includes a connected tracker that is attached to the container, making it possible to monitor the container’s position, both at sea and on land, the intensity of any shocks that may occur, the opening and closing of the doors and external temperature variations.

CMA CGM said clients could pay for this extra service to help them monitor their goods more closely while in transit.

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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