Pangea is claiming to be the first connectivity provider to smart container fleets following partnerships with Israel-based Loginno, a tech provider to shipping companies, and Leeds business The One Solution.
The three companies are making containers smart enough to understand and report voyage irregularities.
"By replacing a standard container vent with adaptive, connected sensors, they’ll be giving supply chain operators visibility of cargo at all times, so they can track missing goods, anticipate delays and take measures to protect delicate cargo," stated Dan Cunliffe, Pangea’s MD.
"Ports, terminals, insurance companies and even homeland security will be able to use the tech to monitor cargo and make decisions based on thorough analytics."
Having successfully trialled the solution at Loginno’s headquarters in Tel Aviv, the world’s first smart container fleet is set to launch with Log-In, a South American logistics company next year.
"As with all IoT applications this is just the beginning," added Cunliffe. "It opens up avenues such as building smart ships, connecting ports and more. We can’t wait to see where it goes."