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BIC adds MSC boxes

BoxTech, the non-profit global container database operated by the Bureau International des Containers (BIC), will now include data on MSC’s global container fleet.

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With MSC (Mediterranean Shipping Company) agreeing register its global container fleet the BIC BoxTech Global Container Database will grow to over 10 million containers, 40% of the global fleet.

BoxTech is now approaching two years old, and BIC welcomed its continuing growth. “MSC joins other leading global carriers, such as CMA-CGM and Maersk Line, in adopting the BoxTech solution in their businesses. Hundreds of other container owners and operators are also utilising the platform, including two of the top four container leasing companies,” BIC said in a statement.

 

“Transparency and easy, standardised data access are vital to many of the digitalisation efforts underway in the shipping industry,” said André Simha, Chief Information Officer at MSC. “MSC therefore fully supports the BoxTech Global Container Database and we are delighted to upload our global fleet details to help expand this neutral, non-profit platform. It has tremendous potential to help drive efficiencies in many areas.”

MSC has added its conatiner fleet to BoxTech
MSC has added its conatiner fleet to BoxTech

Douglas Owen, Secretary General of the BIC added, “We are thrilled that the world’s three largest ocean carriers have now registered their fleets, thereby helping to make BoxTech a core business platform for shippers, carriers, depots and other parties to use in their day to day operations.”

 

BIC claims BoxTech has more than 1500 users that access the database to obtain technical container details, such as tare weight, size and type, and, more recently, verifying ownership status and posting recovery alerts. “Maersk Line and CMA-CGM were among the early adopters of these helpful features and have been registering their container sales on the platform since late 2017. The new features have also proved particularly helpful among users from container leasing companies, making the recovery of units following bankruptcy easier than ever”.

 

To facilitate digitalisation, BoxTech has developed APIs for database queries, enabling users to automatically integrate container details into their own systems. Owen is optimistic the industry is ready to embrace sharing data on the container fleet to improve overall efficiency for everyone in the global container supply chain. “Organisations across the world are telling us that they want an open, impartial solution, and there is growing demand for more data from more container shipping companies to be added to the database. Our industry is keen to adopt this new digital and collaborative way of working, and we encourage the remaining carriers and container lessors to register their fleets on the platform now,” concluded Owen.

 

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