NYK OPENS DATABASE ON CONTAINERIZED CARGO CONDITIONS
The NYK Logistics Technology Institute, a subsidiary of Nippon Yusen Kaisha, has opened a database on the Internet that provides data on temperatures, shocks and other environmental conditions inside containers during transport.
The “Marine Container Measurement Database of Transport Conditions” uses historical measurements and records made by the Japanese group. NYK said that it expects trading firms, manufacturers and transportation to use its free database “to seek the optimal cargo care for goods inside containers.”
The accumulated data has been gathered since 1987, and a variety of transportation routes are covered. Data will continue to be accumulated and updated in future, NYK said.
The Web site, at http://www.nyklti.co.jp/ces/ , provides information based on queries such as the inside temperature of containers on the transpacific route, or shocks inside containers on the Asia/Europe route. It is also possible to obtain information with more detailed conditions, such as seasons. Retrieval results are displayed as a time-historical graph, and can be downloaded.