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Container Tracking and Monitoring

ORBCOMM customers depend on the real-time data offered by our intermodal asset and container tracking tracking solutions for complete end-to-end fleet visibility and control.

Whether for monitoring dry, refrigerated or tank containers, or for supporting equipment such as chassis and gensets, users can better manage their transport assets, reduce operating, M&R, fuel and inspection costs, increase fleet utilization, improve regulatory and customer compliance, and identify priority issues for rapid response.

ORBCOMM intermodal container tracking solutions provide commercial and government entities with actionable data—when and where they need it— on the status of their equipment and cargo in near-real time, even from the most remote regions of the world.

Optimize Operations with Live Location and Status Data

  • Improve fleet utilization, reduce dwell/cycle time and minimize repositioning costs with precise information on equipment location and status.
  • Seamlessly track your equipment in transit via land and sea and at ports/terminals/depots/DCs/railyards with GPS and geofencing.
  • Quickly identify delays, deviations and non-conformance to plan for proactive response and better customer information.

Track Reefer Containers for Reduced Spoilage Costs

  • Safeguard chilled, frozen and other sensitive cargo from degradation with 24/7 remote monitoring and control of temperature, humidity and other climate conditions.
  • Reduce the risk and insurance costs associated with spoiled goods.
  • Set up automated alarms and alerts for proactive incident response.

Protect Cargo and Help Prevent Theft, Crime

  • Detect, deter and help prevent cargo theft, tampering, damage and fraud with sophisticated telematics combining GPS, GSM, satellite and sensor capabilities.
  • Remotely detect door lock/unlock, seal status, intrusion and loading/movement to help prevent cargo crime and ensure the security of equipment and goods in ports and across intermodal transport networks.
  • Locate stranded, stolen or lost containers, chassis and gensets with GPS location information.
  • Prevent fuel theft with remote fuel level monitoring.
  • Track and identify shock and impact events that may cause severe damage to containers and cargo.

Reduce M&R, Inspection and Fuel Costs

  • Reduce the costs, time and uncertainty of manual intervention with remote software updates, fuel monitoring, PTIs and other inspections.
  • Gain valuable data on equipment operating hours, malfunctions and other vital health signs to support scheduled maintenance and maximize asset lifecycle.
  • Reduce the number of physical inspections required to verify whether gensets, reefer containers and chassis are working as required.

Port and Container Terminal Equipment and Vehicle Management

  • Improve port and container terminal operations with 24x7 monitoring of equipment and vehicle fleets.
  • Gain complete visibility of port equipment and vehicles for improved utilization, maintenance and operational efficiency.

Container Tracking and Monitoring

RCU: Reefer Container Monitoring and Control

Supporting a variety of sensors, the RCU is a refrigerated ocean container monitoring device that communicates with OEM reefer controllers to read, monitor and remotely control reefer temperatures and humidity levels, initiate pre-trip inspections (PTIs), access data log downloads and much more.



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GT 2300: Complete Visibility for Intermodal Container Tracking
The GT 2300 is a robust container tracking device with cellular communications and GPS, providing visibility into the status, movement, loading and unloading transactions of dry intermodal container operations.
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intermodal container tracking device: GT 2300

GT 1100: Easy Installation on Intermodal Containers
ORBCOMM’s solar-powered GT 1100 has a small form factor that makes it easy to install in the groove of intermodal containers to provide complete asset visibility, improve operations and lower the cost of doing business.
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GPS trailer tracking: GT 1100

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Container Tracking and Monitoring

ReeferConnect
Trusted by the biggest names in the business, ReeferConnect is the leading Internet of Things (IoT) solution for remote container tracking and management, enabling real-time monitoring and two-way control of refrigerated containers and cargo, across land and sea. Deployed on more than 300,000 reefer containers worldwide, ReeferConnect helps shipping lines, intermodal operators, cargo owners and other users achieve proven ROI.

ReeferConnect fleet summary screen with multiple search and filter capabilities. Reefer Status screen showing power, alarm and environmental status. ReeferConnect Command Status screen keeps users up to speed on who did what to their reefers. Gain full reefer container visibility with real-time GPS location, motion detection,  geofences and more. Get a complete global view of dispersed reefers.

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CargoWatch® Secure: Complete Cargo Security Solution
ORBCOMM’s CargoWatch Secure application is a robust and versatile intermodal container tracking solution that enables our customers to vastly improve their business operations. This powerful web application provides security, supply chain automation and a complete management dashboards, providing the ability to detect and correct supply chain anomalies in real-time.

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“This engagement demonstrates our confidence in ORBCOMM’s expertise in developing premier, end-to-end telematics systems.”

Chris Kravas, Chief Intermodal Officer, Hub Group, Inc.


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