WORLDWIDE INNOVATION: The CMA CGM BOUGAINVILLE is the first container ship ever to have in-built connected container technology thanks to the Group’s partnership with TRAXENS
• Unique technology, which transforms containers into smart connected objects
• Real-time container monitoring through hi-tech devices
• CMA CGM and TRAXENS: Front runners of Big Data for intermodal transport
The CMA CGM Group, a worldwide leading shipping group founded and let by Jacques Saadé, is pleased to announce that the CMA CGM BOUGAINVILLE is the first container ship in the world to be equipped with TRAXENS technology, which transforms containers into smart connected objects.
Unique technology which transforms containers into smart connected objects
The CMA CGM BOUGAINVILLE, the group’s new 18,000 TEU flagship vessel, has become the first ship in the world using TRAXENS technology. This technology transforms standard containers into smart, connected, objects and introduces the multimodal transportation system into the Big Data era. The TRAXENS’ equipped smart containers aboard the CMA CGM Bougainville will be able to communicate among themselves and to the ship’s communication infrastructure by using built-in relay antennas, allowing even the most deeply hidden container to be connected. All the collected data will then be sent to CMA CGM Headquarters in Marseille via TRAXENS’ data centers.
How the TRAXENS technology works for CMA CGM
Real-time container monitoring through hi-tech devices
The TRAXENS system collects real-time data throughout the container’s transport whether on land or at sea, adding considerable value to the shipping line and to its customers, insurers, and customs.
A wide range of data from each container can be gathered and transmitted to the CMA CGM group: location, temperature, humidity level, vibrations, impacts, attempted burglary, customs clearance status and more.
The devices provide even greater added value in the refrigerated transport of perishable goods. They can remotely control and adjust the temperature of refrigerated containers and will allow resource optimization for routine inspections.
With more than 12 million containers transported by CMA CGM it means that a huge amount of information will be collected and analyzed with the objective of improving the service provided to the end customers.
CMA CGM and TRAXENS: Front runners of Big Data for intermodal transport
In February 2015, as part of their constant quest for added value innovation, CMA CGM Group strengthened their investment in TRAXENS, a Marseille based start-up. With this partnership, CMA CGM has positioned itself as a forerunner in the field of Big Data as applied to transport and provides clients with unique solutions for monitoring and collecting information in real time, anywhere in the world.
CMA CGM and TRAXENS aim to promote this technology as an international standard in the world of shipping.
The CMA CGM BOUGAINVILLE will be inaugurated next Tuesday by Mr. François Hollande, President of the French Republic.
About CMA CGM
CMA CGM, founded and led by Jacques R. Saadé is a leading worldwide shipping group.
Its 470 vessels call more than 400 ports in the world, on all 5 continents. In 2014, they carried 12.2 million TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units).
CMA CGM has grown continuously, and has been constantly innovating to offer its clients new sea, land and logistics solutions.
With a presence in 160 countries, through its 655 agencies network, the Group employs 22,000 people worldwide, including 2,400 in its headquarter in Marseilles.