Perpignan: CMA CGM is investing in ‘smart’ containers to keep a better track of where its cargoes are in the world. The French containerline has invested in French tech startup, Traxens.
“With this cooperation, CMA CGM places itself as a precursor in the Big Data implementation in the transport field, and will offer its clients unique tracking solutions and real-time data collecting from all over the world,” the Marseille-headquarted firm said in a release.
Elie Zeenny, CMA CGM senior vice president, said: “With this technology, CMA CGM brings the shipping industry into a new era. In a world where information is the key, we are taking a significant step ahead. We will now be able to collect data in real-time, which is equally important to us and to our clients. Containers are becoming connected devices.”
Traxens will shortly equip the first CMA CGM containers with its patented technology. It will then be possible to know in real-time not only a container’s position, but also its temperature, the vibrations it will be subjected to, any attempted burglary, the presence of traces of specific substances in the air or even the regulatory status of the cargo.