The Digital Container Shipping Association (DCSA) has published IoT Data Standard for Remote Reefer Container Monitoring on Board a Vessel, defining a minimum set of data elements to be shared with the vessel crew to enable remote monitoring of smart Reefer containers onboard.
As proper monitoring and handling of reefer containers is vital to maintain the quality of goods during a journey, vessel crew must physically check the Reefer controller units multiple times, which is a time-consuming, repetitive task.
Therefore, DCSA in conjunction with member carriers published the second release of its IoT standards initiative: DCSA IoT Data Standard for Remote Reefer Container Monitoring on Board a Vessel 1.0.
The remote monitoring is feasible via IoT container devices that are able to collect data from the reefer controller units, process it and send these data elements to local servers and applications via the gateways onboard a vessel.
This standard defines the minimum set of required data elements to be shared with the vessel crew to enable remote monitoring of smart Reefer containers on board a vessel, which has the potential to improve the operational efficiency on board a vessel. Meanwhile, the vessel crew will be empowered to focus their attention on Reefer containers that raise alarms and take corrective actions promptly, rather than repeatedly check all Reefer containers.
Automation of the Reefer container monitoring process will be more efficient and less prone to human error, which will streamline operations on board the vessel. The vessel crew can be relieved from considerable manual workload and focus on managing exceptions,
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