APL adds real-time atmospheric monitoring to its satellite tracking service

APL is introducing real-time oxygen and carbon dioxide monitoring capabilities to its satellite tracking system, SMARTemp. Launched in 2010, the service also provides live monitoring of temperature and humidity within refrigerated containers.

Ng Kar Loke, APL Head of Special Cargo said, “As a leading and trusted reefer expert whom shippers have counted on in bringing their exports across the globe, APL deploys only the best reefer solutions that protect cargo integrity during every APL voyage. APL will continually innovate through our range of SMART reefer technologies to deliver customer value. The enhancements of APL SMARTemp demonstrate our belief in going the extra mile of empowering our customers with real-time cargo data that they can rely on for optimal supply chain management.”

Powered by a microprocessor controller affixed to an APL reefer container, SMARTemp records the temperature, humidity, oxygen and carbon dioxide levels of a reefer cargo shipment in real-time. Transmitted via satellite to APL’s central server, customers can retrieve these data on APL’s e-commerce portal, HomePort. Furthermore, if SMARTemp detects a measurement from within a container in transit that exceed a pre-defined threshold, an alert will be activated for intervention by APL’s technical experts to safeguard the cargo.

Source: NOL