[Via Satellite 11-03-2015] Orbcomm has reached an agreement with logistics and energy equipment supplier China International Marine Container Company (CIMC) to provide service from its Second Generation (OG2) satellites and modem technology. CIMC’s Intelligent Technology Division intends to use these for a dual-mode telematics solution being developed as an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) product for dry shipping containers.
Headquartered in Shenzhen, China, CIMC builds nearly 50 percent of the world’s shipping containers with the capacity of more than 2.4 million annual units. The company’s satellite-based telematics platform can be installed as a factory option or retrofit for its global customers, which include some of the world’s largest shipping fleets and container leasing companies. With Orbcomm, CIMC’s telematics solution will track and monitor its shipping containers in real time, which will improve the information flow throughout the intermodal supply chain.
“By delivering a ‘smart container’ solution to the intermodal industry, our customers can seamlessly track and monitor their assets over the sea, rail and road from their origin to their final destination using Orbcomm’s ubiquitous OG2 satellite network,” said Shouqin Zhou, general manager of CIMC’s Intelligent Technology Division.
CIMC is planning field trials for its OEM telematics solution in the first quarter of 2016.
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