project44 announced the release of ocean-to-rail intermodal visibility, providing customers with the ability to receive real-time geo-location-based tracking on intermodal shipments. Customers can now maintain visibility from origin to destination, between multiple handoffs and across multiple modes of transport on ocean to rail shipments.
“Collecting data from trucks is connected by ELDs, telematics and other IoT devices,” says Raji Bedi, senior vice president, product management at project44. “Unfortunately, these devices are not present on a majority of containers. project44's solution is able to produce an IoT-like experience without a physical device within the container and deliver on our promise of end-to-end visibility tracking."
project44's intermodal visibility surfaces real-time data from the entire ocean shipping ecosystem—terminals, rail lines, ocean lines and drayage providers—and provides customers one stream of information. This product enables shippers to maintain consistent visibility as containers are moved through a port and on to rail. When multiple containers under the same bill of lading are split up and shifted to rail on different schedules, it often creates challenges for shippers resulting in extra operational efforts, phone calls and emails in order to understand what is moving and when. This product cuts through all that wasted effort, enabling customers to have up to the minute views of these handoffs taking place in a single source of the truth along with the rest of their supply chain data.