The Rise of Smart Containers

The use of connected shipping containers is growing as the industry continues to fill the visibility gap in the global supply chain.

MSC Group

Major opportunities are on the horizon for ocean shipping as the rapid pace of technological change will continue unabated through 2019 and beyond, according to industry research conducted by Navis, a part of Cargotec Corporation. To round out 2018, the company offered its predictions on the biggest trends driving the industry over the next year—most of which included increased use of technology. Most notable among the trends was a rise in the use of smart containers as the lack of real-time, end-to-end visibility still remains a major issue in today’s global supply chains, especially for products carried across the oceans. 

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