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Refrigerated maritime transport: investing in new technology may help mitigate risk
2017/12/04
01/12/2017
In an article published in the Journal of Commerce, John Padgett details the new opportunities represented by the Internet of Things in the maritime community.
 
According to the article, the refrigerated food transportation sector is currently growing and is predicted to grow 4% per year until the end of 2020. In this challenging context, vessel owners must transmit information to food producers. Some regulations, such as the US Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), require traceability and evidence that containers are capable of transporting food products within certain temperature ranges. Meeting these regulations involves constant monitoring and manual inspections. Industry leaders estimate that 59% of claims from the transportation of food shipments are the result of malfunctioning reefer units, poor documentation, or incorrect temperature set points.
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