Container Tracking Systems: Everything You Need To Know
At the beginning of 2017, there were approximately 5,000 cargo container ships in the world, and an innumerable number of first party organizations that relied on shipping companies to transport their goods and merchandise all over the world. After global positioning systems (GPS) became popular in the mid- to late-1990s, tracking the location of shipping containers became more prevalent, so that both first parties and second parties could reap the benefits that came with knowing where containers were when making an oceanic voyage.
There are millions of shipping containers being used by the shipping industry today. With each container carrying between $10,000 and $1,000,000+ worth of goods, it’s surprising to know that very few of them are being monitored or tracked.The goods news is that technology has evolved making GPS tracking for shipping containers, a viable option to consider. These are some of the benefits that make GPS container tracking a worthy consideration today.
Real Time Tracking of Container: Containers that are stolen or lost can be tracked in real time with GPS technology on board. This means that you can not only identify the fact that your container has been misdirected but follow where the container is taken so that it can be recovered, by the authorities, as quickly as possible.
Easy to Use: Most GPS tracking sensors designed for shipping containers are plug and play devices. You don’t have to jump through a series of complex hoops to make it work for you. The easier it is to use GPS technology like this, the more useful that technology becomes.
Keep Clients Informed: Depending on where your shipping containers are coming from or being delivered, there are many obstacles that can affect the shipping schedules like storms at sea, natural disasters on land, and even things like train derailments or traffic events.You can allow the clients receiving the containers to view the same GPS information for their containers in real time so they know, without a doubt, where their containers are located and when they can anticipate its arrival. If you’re not willing to go that far, you can use GPS information to provide more accurate delivery windows and to notify clients, quickly, whenever the timeline needs to be altered.
Schedule Exception Alerts: Exception alerts can be established for many different, and highly useful, reasons. You can set alerts to notify you whenever the container is accessed by the door, of unplanned stops, deviations in scheduled path, and for things like attempts to tamper with the device itself. These events often signal potential problems with your container and the alerts provide a warning so you can investigate properly.
Now that GPS tracking technology exists in a form that works wonders with shipping containers, the only question remaining is why haven’t you made the move to embrace the many benefits GPS has to offer your business?
Concox CT10 3G Container GPS Tracker, Designed for container transportation and cargo shipping, the 3G GPS tracker CT10 is a useful security solution providing enhanced visibilitynd security of assets in-transit across the world. Using WCDMA technology, the ALL NEW cost-effective, longlife GPS tracking device is able to provide accurate information on the whereabouts of the containers: over the ocean and overland in a seamless and efficient way.
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