Transport capacity of smart container will increase by 8 times in next 5 years

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, supply chain disruptions caused by lockdowns due to uncertain factors have been a hot topic of global concern. According to an official report released by Drewry, it is expected that the transportation capacity of smart containers equipped with remote communication equipment will increase by 8 times in the next five years. By 2026, the number of smart containers in the global fleet will reach more than 8.7 million containers, accounting for 25% of the total.

At present, smart containers only account for 0.3% of the total global container volume. In order to adapt to the rapid development of the global shipping market, the smart fleet has begun to increase investment in smart containers. Hapag-Lloyd recently announced that it will equip all its containers with intelligent terminal equipment, and intelligent containers will also become a new trend in the development of ocean shipping.


Why smart containers will become a new trend? This is mainly due to supply chain disruptions and port congestion for special reasons, which has led to increased demand for cargo visibility and container management capabilities by shipping companies and cargo owners. As a result, carriers have begun to increase investment in smart containers to ensure that they improve overall ocean shipping efficiency, thereby reducing risks and costs.


A smart container generally refers to a container equipped with telematics equipment. This equipment belongs to the container tracking device. It uses the Internet of Things technology to obtain and monitor the container position and status data in real time to optimize the container management business, such as CIMC container tracking developed and produced by Shenzhen CIMC Intelligent Technology Co., Ltd.


According to official estimates released by Drewry, by the end of 2021, about 3.6% of the global container equipment has installed intelligent terminal equipment, and the growth rate in 2022 has exceeded 30%. Intelligent terminal equipment has been widely used in refrigerated transportation and multimodal transportation, and the utilization rate in ordinary containers needs to be improved. The use of smart containers can reduce the operation and maintenance costs of container owners and cargo owners, improve cargo supervision capabilities, optimize deployment plans, reduce transportation risks for users, improve management efficiency, and promote the efficient operation of the supply chain. At present, one-third of the world's maritime reefer containers have achieved intelligent supervision. In multimodal containers, the use of intelligent terminal equipment has exceeded 40%. The intelligentization of shipping has become imperative, and the large-scale use of smart containers will surely promote the rapid improvement of the efficiency of ocean shipping.

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