Digital transformation in the ocean shipping industry includes the ongoing deployment of sensors and tracking devices on refrigerated and dry shipping containers around the world. This smart onboard vessel technology adoption enables greater visibility and management of goods being transported around the world.
A simple example is the shipment of bananas around the world. Shipping bananas requires refrigeration and controlled levels of oxygen and carbon dioxide while in a shipping container in order not to ripen prior to reaching the retailer. Smart vessel technology enables this control, tracking and monitoring to be possible.
End-to-end Smart onboard Vessel Solution
While refrigerated containers (reefers) are being moved around on land, they are connected via commercial public mobile operator networks such as those offered by mobile operators. Each container has a smart device on it that uses mobile data services (GSM or LTE technology) to connect to the network. Once connected, it can share and transfer data to a centralized location where container owners can review real-time information and make decisions. They are also able to share this information with their customers and clients.
While the smart containers are at sea, there is no public mobile network coverage. Without network coverage, the smart containers cannot be monitored remotely until it reaches the shore and reconnects. Maritime shipping routes can be up to 20+ days and the only way to ensure a refrigerated container is working while at sea is to manually check it. Large vessels can carry up to 10,000 containers so individually checking each unit becomes challenging.
Satellite has been the preferred communications platform of merchant shipping in recent decades. RKTPL’s connectivity platform combines satellite and mobile connections and is attracting considerable interest as a result.
Combining applications such as fleet management and navigation systems with our mobile connectivity platform has proved an asset for ship owners. Working with key solution partners we continuously respond to the demand for systems integration.
For today and tomorrow, our Maritime and our network partners deliver solutions geared specifically to commercial communication needs at sea.
5 Reasons To Partner With Us
We understand you have a choice when selecting a technology/product/oem partner, so here are five reasons we think you’ll be completely satisfied when you partner with RKTPL.
1. Depth of Experience
Many of our employees came from telecom background so we experience and depth of product knowledge required to build you the best solution possible. Our technical resources average 5 years of Sterling experience.
2. Shorter time to go-live
We offer end-to-end solutions and deliver proposals, plan and execution faster.Your implementation will be accelerated by our project management team and standard base project plans, so you can achieve a faster return on investment.
3. Flexibility and Scalability
You don’t want bloated or inexperienced teams. We deploy optimal teams, with far more aggregate experience than our competitors. We can scale up rapidly if needed to meet your more aggressive deliverables , but will also proactively flex our team down as your internal team ramps up. Our hourly rate per resource may be the lowest, and our total cost of ownership will be very low compare to others.
4. Training and Empowerment
Knowledge transfer starts on day one. That way your staff will have the skills and confidence to successfully maintain and enhance the functionality of your system when needed.
5. Your success is our success
We’ll do what ever it takes to ensure our customers are successful. Ask us for references.
We look forward to working with you.
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