Global Container Tracking Project

  • April 1, 2014

As part of the collaboration with the Future Logistics Living Lab’s ‘Container Tracking Project’, Hamburg Süd and Casella Wines have commenced a global trial of leading edge tracking technology developed by Procon Telematics.

The ultimate goal of the project is to understand, analyse, track and monitor movements of containers during the long supply chain journey between Australia and overseas destinations. The technology enables real-time monitoring of location and climate conditions within the containers to improve the handling of shipments, increase inventory control and reduce costs.

The trial will capture real-time data as the containers move from Australia to multiple ports in the USA involving road, rail and sea transport. The data will be transmitted to Procon’s FleetLocate software platform via the Telstra Next G® network, supported via a global SIM card and accessible via a secure web portal.

Procon Telematics is an Australian owned company and the exclusive Oceanic representative of Procon Inc., a world-leading provider of telematics and GPS-enabled business intelligence solutions. Procon began as the world’s first fully-integrated digital telematics platform in 2003 and today the technology is used to track and manage over 1.4 million active assets globally.

The Future Logistics Living Lab is an initiative of NICTA, Australia’s leading ICT R&D organisation partnering with SAP and Fraunhofer. The Lab provides a platform for industry and research to work together, investigate real-world problems and demonstrate innovative technology that will provide logistics solutions for the future.

The Living Lab is supported by the NSW Department of Trade and Investment. Research participants include a number of leading Australian universities. To date, there are over twenty industry participants focused on logistics and IT innovation.