Starting from spring 2020, Nexxiot will equip VTG's entire tank container fleet with IoT sensors. The contract between the Swiss digital supply chain solutions provider and VTG Rail Europe GmbH has already been signed.
VTG's current tank container fleet comprising of 9k containers will be equipped with the "Globehopper" sensors, allowing them to be located and monitored worldwide.
The IoT sensors provided by Nexxiot meet the latest safety standards. Certified with the ATEX markings IIC and IIIC, the new generation of Globehoppers can be used in areas characterized by a constant risk of explosion during the un- and loading operations. Additionally, Nexxiot has developed a cloud-based platform for processing the data gathered by the sensors. For VTG, this information will be fed directly into the company's systems via an integrated solution from 2020. Nexxiot and VTG are working closely together to design the solution - from the devices up to the gained information.
Helmut Kaspers, CEO, Nexxiot, commented on the partnership, "The tank container industry continues to evolve and is becoming increasingly digital. This offers operators of large fleets the opportunity to make practical use of the resulting data. Our solution enables VTG to call up information on the cargo, condition and punctuality of its tank containers at any time. Our service works worldwide and across all modes of transport. In this way, VTG can guarantee its customers more transparent transport for liquid and temperature-controlled products."
Jan Röbken, Managing Director, VTG Tanktainer, added, "Security and transparency in the supply chain are enormously important for our tank containers and we welcome every opportunity to further optimize this. We want to make efficient use of the opportunities offered to us by new technologies. Nexxiot has extensive experience in the digitized supply chain, especially in rail freight, and is now our strategic partner in the digitization of our global tank container fleet."