Date: July 17
The world of international transport is undergoing a radical transformation thanks to the introduction of smart containers. According to a recent report by Drewry, a renowned consultancy in the sector, the use of these containers could multiply by six in the next five years. It is expected that by 2027, 30% of all containers in the world will be smart, representing a significant change in the way freight transport is handled.
Smart containers are equipped with advanced technology that allows them to be tracked and monitored in real time. This not only improves their availability, but also provides valuable information about their location and the status of the cargo they are carrying. This real-time tracking ability has grown in importance in recent years, especially after supply chain disruptions caused by the pandemic.
Companies like Hapag-Lloyd and ONE have already committed to equipping their entire fleet of dry cargo containers with smart devices. This decision, according to Drewry, will force other leading operators to follow his example. Furthermore, the adoption of smart containers is expected to accelerate as technological innovation lowers the cost of these devices.
The smart container revolution is not limited to dry cargo containers. In fact, more than half of the intermodal ocean refrigerated and inland container fleets are already equipped with smart technology. This greater penetration of smart technology in refrigerated containers is due to the need to maintain optimal conditions for the transport of perishable goods.
The adoption of smart containers is not only changing the way freight transport is handled, but it is also having a significant impact on the efficiency of logistics operations. Despite difficult market conditions, the logistics industry is investing in smart containers to improve the efficiency of its operations.
In short, the smart container revolution is transforming international freight transport. With the increasing adoption of this technology, we can expect to see significant changes in the way logistics is handled in the coming years.
Source: Diario el Canal