Nexxiot’s digitization solution "brings transparency to the entire VTG tank container fleet"
Hamburg and Zurich: Starting from spring 2020, Nexxiot will equip VTG’s entire tank container fleet with IoT sensors. The Swiss company recently signed a contract to this effect with VTG Rail Europe GmbH. In early 2017 VTG and Nexxiot signed a deal to tag around 80,000 rail cars.
All of the currently around 9,000-strong tank container fleet will then be equipped with the "Globehopper" sensors developed by Nexxiot so that they can be located and monitored worldwide. This brings more transparency and planning capability to VTG’s processes and at the same time means added value for its end customers.
“The tank container industry continues to evolve and is becoming increasingly digital," said Helmut Kaspers, CEO of Nexxiot. "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 at VTG Tanktainer, shares the idea of a digital, transparent and thus secure supply chain: “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."
In addition to the IoT hardware Globehopper, Nexxiot has developed a software solution to analyze the information generated. The company offers the complete infrastructure with a cloud-based platform for processing the data from 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 accessed information.
Currently, Nexxiot has already equipped around 50,000 transport assets such as freight wagons and tank containers with sensors worldwide and provides the corresponding service. Between 3,000 and 4,000 assets are being added each month. This gives the company extensive experience in digitizing large transport fleets