Port of Antwerp and three other partners collaborated in order to launch Europe’s first end-to-end cargo LoRaWAN based cargo temperature monitoring service.
s disclosed, the Port of Antwerp, Europe’s second-largest container hub, in collaboration with, Foodcareplus, an international logistics provider, Dockflow, a building logistics enablement platform, and TrakAssure, a provider of cargo monitoring solutions based on the ever-growing global LoRaWAN IoT network, have announced a service offering cargo temperature condition monitoring service for logistics assets and cargo, providing exception alerting solutions for cargoes for both shippers and 3PLs.
The solution utilises existing LoRaWAN infrastructure at the port, where TrakAssure monitors are installed at load location and data streams into Dockflow’s servers via API, allowing it to be shared with relevant stakeholders in the cold chain.
This solution will allow us to monitor and manage higher volumes by exception, allowing us to devote fewer man-hours to this particular task, thereby servicing our customer base with better quality
…Steve Alaerts, Director at Foodcareplus. noted.
We now can manage by exception based on real-time data and share it through our enablement platform, so we can dispatch resources as required to pay particular attention to containers that display temperature variations
…added Michiel Valee, Co-founder at Dockflow.
With this new technology, TrakAssure can provide real-time data globally, connected through various public or private LoRaWAN gateways around the world. We can achieve this level of visibility while keeping costs down to levels that rival traditional data logger price points
…said Don Miller, Board Member at TrakAssure, expecting the Port of Antwerp to become a model for many more global ports offering these services to increase volumes and offer better quality service to the intermodal community.
At the port of Antwerp, our interest is to grow our volumes and provide services that have a meaningful impact on our customers and partners. By enabling network connectivity at the port, we allow our ecosystem to develop and engage while sharing data in an open and transparent environment that fosters higher quality through innovation
…noted Stef Wilrycx, Marketing Expert at the Port of Antwerp, highlighting that this project is a true testament to the value-added environment that the port wishes to create for its customers.