In traffic between Western Europe and Asia, a tank container completes 4 return trips per year. If a ship is missed owing to delays in the incoming trip, the number of possible return voyages drops to 3 per year. In addition to the extra expense due to the delay, the shortfall in transport capacity has to be compensated by leasing another tank. This is only one example of how extra costs can be avoided by using the Intrex telematics system.
The system surveys the departure of the transport, notifies entry to and length of stay at the harbour, and detects crane handling and arrival at destination or intermediate station. In the case of excessive standstill time at a transshipment point, the dispatcher responsible is messaged automatically.
This makes it possible not only to reduce return voyage times but also helps avoid the need for follow-up calls. This savings on lease and personnel costs mean the system pays for itself within a few months.
The Intrex system solution for container transports comprises the following components:
Worldwide tracking & tracing
Information about transport progress or the exact location is often not current, or is unreliable. Intrex FleetTrac supplies all key information in real time. Communication via GSM and 3G technologies, location using GPS and GLONASS and international roaming guarantee secure, worldwide deployment on favourable terms.
To be able to improve the capacity utilization of the means of transportation, reliable indicators for individual transport and transit times for turnaround are needed. Intrex Synergy Portal’s modern business intelligence technology enables automatic turnaround recognition across several transit points. Automatically generated reports provide complete information about time loss and delays and enable objective comparisons e.g. of freight carriers or transit points.
Automatic stock control
To be able to improve the capacity utilization of the means of transportation, reliable indicators for individual transport and transit times for turnaround are needed. Savvy Synergy Portal’s modern business intelligence technology enables automatic turnaround recognition across several transit points. Automatically generated reports provide complete information about time loss and delays and enable objective comparisons e.g. of freight carriers or transit points.
Automatic stock control
The automatic stock control provides an updated day-by-day overview of the stock of different container types at the various branch and loading locations. The transparent reports support efficient dispatching and show any surplus or insufficient stocks in good time.
Crane handling or inappropriate handling during loading or unloading may lead to tank damage. The three-axis shock detection registers all relevant events indicating time and position, making it possible to draw conclusions about probable causes.
Intrex telematics system supplies valuable information for yard management. The system reliably shows where containers are currently located even if they are right at the bottom of a pile.
Temperature-controlled transports require seamless temperature records for quality proof purposes. To avoid damage to transport goods, deviations between actual and target temperature are identified and reported immediately. This alert can be sent to both dispatcher and end customer. Temperature records as well as alert events are logged and can be sent automatically as a report.
Setting target temperatures for temperature-controlled cargoes via third-party personnel is time-intensive and prone to error. Thanks to two-way communication, however, the target figure or the cooling unit can be remotely-controlled. This prevents on-site entry errors and damage to the goods. All changes and error statuses are logged and can be used for quality control.