Globe Tracker lands Samskip contract

Globe Tracker has announced a contract with the shipping line/intermodal services provider Samskip.

Samskip will install Globe Tracker hardware on its reefers, and use the company’s ’s GT Sense platform to monitor the containers, “with two-way communication to Samskip reefer containers across the global supply chain,” Globe Tracker added. This means Samskip can monitor and adjust reefer container settings remotely.

"Samskip is an innovative company and we are very pleased with their decision to deploy our technology on their reefers," said Don Miller, VP of Sales and Marketing at Globe Tracker. also quoted Danny De Koning, Technical Manager at Samskip, as saying: "We have been evaluating the Globe Tracker solution for some time and we are very happy with their technology, level of innovation and customer focus.”

Maersk Line led the way installing a monitoring system across its reefer fleet, but other carriers were slow to follow suit. Several have been engaged in pilot and proof of concept trials, and are now committing to installing a system. The third announcement in three weeks, says Globe Tracker, highlights “a shift in the market that is embracing innovation and high levels of customer focused solutions”.

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