Shipping line orders additional “smart container” equipment from Traxens that allows shippers to monitor cargo.
CMA CGM said it has ordered 50,000 Traxens trackers, increasing its offering of “connected containers.”
Traxens sells trackers that allow shippers to trace shipments, monitoring location, temperature, shocks and when the doors are opened.
CMA CGM is an investor in Traxens and after testing the equipment for several years launched use of the equipment commercially in 2018.
Traxens said MSC committed last October to equipping 50,000 dry cargo containers with its equipment. It said it also has signed dozens of contracts with beneficial cargo owners and in March partnered with SNCF Logistics on real-time tracking of 5,000 rail wagons carrying traditional freight containers equipped with Traxens’ smart container technology on their way from France to China.