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Maersk Line joins BoxTech's container database
Container carrier Maersk Line has participated in a fast-growing BoxTech container database, a digital platform that facilitates an automated seamless flow of container information between different parties throughout the supply chain.
Maersk Line said it has uploaded the technical details of its enture container fleet to BoxTech, a platform provided by the Bureau International des Containers (BIC).
Following the Danish line’s information upload, the BoxTech database now holds details of more than 7.5m shipping containers, approximately 30% of the global container fleet.
Launched in July 2016, BIC said the non-profit BoxTech Technical Characteristics Database has helped hundreds of shippers, forwarders, terminals and other parties to digitalise more of their operations.
With more than 1,000 total users, the database is utilised to obtain container weights and sizes and will soon offer additional functionality such as status and recovery alerts.
“We strive to simplify and create transparency across our customers’ entire supply chains. This digital platform provides our customers ease in complying with industry regulation. In turn, access to precise data on the weight of the loaded container will support our drive towards increased fleet safety,” said Ingrid Uppelschoten-Snelderwaard, head of equipment at Maersk Line.
Douglas Owen, secretary general of the BIC, commented: “The enhanced visibility and automated data access improves safety and security, and also means efficiency gains and cost savings right through the supply chain.
“With two of the top three global carriers, and two of the top four leasing companies now having loaded their fleets in BoxTech, shippers are beginning to experience just how beneficial such a database can be. More fleets are being added all the time, and the closer we get to the entire global fleet, the more the industry benefits from BoxTech,” Owen added.
Publication date: 9/13/2017
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