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Samskip sharpens competitive edge with reefer track and trace

Samskip sharpens competitive edge with reefer track and trace

Rotterdam, Netherlands: 
Samskip has launched track and trace capability across its 45ft refrigerated container fleet, bringing web-based remote management for temperature-controlled cargoes throughout the Samskip intermodal network.

Track and trace management software will be used to monitor and control sensor-connected 45ft reefer units operating in shortsea, rail, barge and road services throughout Europe, and during terminal storage.

Investment in track & trace capability is more usually associated with deepsea operations, but it has clear benefits long distance intermodal moves.

Shortsea transit already beats road trailer counterparts for reliability, the company says. But the ability to make temperature adjustments and respond to malfunctions instantaneously brings a new competitive edge to Samskip’s temperature controlled services.

“Cloud-based storage of data on the Track & Trace Global Management Server meant that supporting documentation and event histories could be downloaded at all times at the touch of a button,: the company says.

The new system’s ability to store container tracking and mapping data for up to two years is also expected to be critical to future equipment investment decisions. Over time, the entire Samskip 45ft reefer fleet is expected to feature track and trace capability.

Samskip doubles frequency of its Duisburg service
Samskip has announced it will be increasing the frequency of its barge service between Rotterdam and Duisburg to six transports per week. The service will be maintained by Pro-Log, which will be deploying a second vessel in addition to the Theodela. This allows the company to also include a call on Nijmegen in its itinerary in the near future.

By now, Pro-Log and Samskip have been working together along this route for 10 years. In this period, the ‘Theodela’ has completed 2,876 round trips. According to Samskip, this has resulted in savings of 479,415 kg in CO2 emissions compared to road transport.