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Trailer and Cargo Container Tracking – 6th Edition

Trailer and Cargo Container Tracking

Trailer and Cargo Container Tracking is the sixth consecutivereport from Berg Insight analysing the latest developments onthe trailer and cargo container tracking market worldwide.

This strategic research report from Berg Insight provides youwith 220 pages of unique business intelligence including 5-yearindustry forecasts and expert commentary on which to baseyour business decisions.

Highlights from this report:

Insights from 30 new executive interviews with marketleading companies.
Comprehensive overview of the real-time cargo trackingvalue chain and key applications.
In-depth analysis of market trends and key developments.Summary of major cargo tracking initiatives from the EUand the US.
Updated profiles of 93 container tracking solution providers.
Detailed forecasts by market vertical lasting until 2022.

This report answers the following questions:

Which are the leading providers of trailer and cargo containertracking solutions?
What offerings are available from device vendors and serviceproviders?
What impact will international regulations and security initiativeshave on the market?
What are the key drivers behind the adoption of cargo trackingdevices?
What are the recent merger and acquisition activities on thismarket?
What impact will technology advancements have on themarket?
How will the cargo telematics industry evolve in the future?


Executive summary

Trailer and cargo container tracking is a subsegment of asset tracking and aims to increaseoperational efficiency and make logistics chains more secure. Berg Insight’s definition of areal-time tracking solution is a system that incorporates data logging, satellite positioning anddata communication to a backoffice application. Trailer tracking can be part of fleetmanagement solutions including both trucks and trailers. The history of fleet managementsolutions goes back several decades while tracking and monitoring of shipping containerscame in focus after 9/11. Today, mobile and satellite networks can provide ubiquitous onlineconnectivity at a reasonable cost and mobile computing and sensor technology delivers highperformance as well as excellent usability. All of these components combined enable thedelivery of supply chain management, security management and operations managementapplications linking trailers, containers, cargo and enterprise IT systems.

In order to make freight transport efficient, products are packed into collective logistics unitswhich can remain intact throughout the delivery chain. Smaller logistics units such as boxesand pallets are often grouped into larger units and loaded on trailers, semi-trailers, swapbodies, rail freight wagons, air freight unit load devices (ULDs) or intermodal shippingcontainers. These loading units can be applicable to one or more modes of transport. Trailersand semi-trailers are mostly used in road transport, swap bodies can be transferred betweenroad and rail transport, rail freight wagons are used on railways, ULDs are used in air freighttransport and shipping containers can be carried on several transport modes. More than 20million intermodal containers and over 13 million trailers are in use worldwide.

Berg Insight estimates that shipments of remote tracking systems with cellular or satellitecommunication capabilities for cargo loading units including trailers, intermodal containers,rail freight wagons, air freight cargo containers, cargo boxes and pallets reached 0.9 millionunits worldwide in 2017. Growing at a compound annual growth rate of 20.9 percent, theshipments are expected to reach 2.4 million units in 2022. During the same period, theinstalled base of remote tracking systems is forecasted to grow at a compound annualgrowth rate of 19.6 percent from 3.7 million units at the end of 2017 to 8.9 million units by2022. Trailer tracking is the largest market segment, estimated to account for 49.3 percent ofthe total installed base of tracking units deployed on trailers and cargo containers in 2017.

Intermodal container tracking is the second largest segment with an estimated share of 32.9percent of the total installed base at the end of 2017.

Berg Insight ranks ORBCOMM as the largest provider of tracking solutions for cargo loadingunits, having a significant installed base of trailers as well as containers. The company has inthe past years been highly involved in M&A activity related to real-time asset tracking,including notable acquisitions such as Blue Tree Systems, Euroscan and WAM Technologies.

The latter was involved as a subcontractor for the Maersk/AT&T project to roll out a system forreal-time tracking of Maersk entire fleet of 270,000 refrigerated containers. The project is oneof the largest cellular-based industrial IoT deployments of its kind. The North American trailertelematics market is dominated by ORBCOMM and SkyBitz which both have more than300,000 active units, while Omnitracs, Spireon and I.D. Systems all have surpassed 100,000units. The European trailer telematics market is considerably smaller. Idem Telematics is theleading player with 60,000 active units while other top Europe-based players include SchmitzCargobull and Novacom with over 25,000 active trailer units each. Mecomo and Agheera,also based in Europe, are strong vendors in the adjacent swap body segment. Envotech andNumerex, based in Malaysia and the US respectively, have large installed bases oncontainers. Amsted Rail, Asto Telematics and Nexiot have all deployed thousands of trackingdevices on rail freight wagons. Other significant players include Sensitech that has aninstalled base of over 200,000 units in the general cargo segment and OnAsset Intelligencewhich is active in the air freight cargo tracking market.

Berg insight anticipates that there will be a strong focus on increased supply chain visibilityand transport security in the coming years. Tracking of trailers, intermodal containers and railfreight wagons is increasingly common and technology advancements allow for ever-smallerlogistics units such as individual pallets or cargo boxes to be tracked at a reasonable cost.

General acceptance of remote tracking solutions will first be established in specific usagescenarios such as high-value, time-critical or refrigerated goods. Decreasing hardware costs,improved battery life and the emergence of LPWA technologies are expected to impact themarket positively and foster wide-spread adoption of cargo tracking solutions in the comingyears.

Executive summary
1 Global freight transportation overview
1.1 International merchandise trade
1.1.1 Freight transportation modes
1.1.2 Logistics units and containerisation
1.1.3 Ports, terminals and trade lanes
1.2 Intermodal shipping containers
1.2.1 Container fleet
1.2.2 Container manufacturers
1.2.3 Container ships
1.2.4 Container ownership structure
1.2.5 Container shipping companies
1.2.6 Container leasing companies
1.3 Trailers, semi-trailers, rail freight wagons and ULDs
1.3.1 Trailers and semi-trailers
1.3.2 Rail Freight Wagons
1.3.3 Air freight unit load devices
1.4 Other transport industry actors
1.4.1 Consigner/Consignee
1.4.2 Freight forwarders
1.4.3 Customs and regulatory authorities
1.4.4 Terminal operators and ground handlers
2 Trailer and cargo container tracking solutions
2.1 Trailer and cargo container tracking infrastructure
2.1.1 Trailer and cargo container segment
2.1.2 GNSS segment
2.1.3 Network segment
2.1.4 Service segment
2.2 Supply chain management
2.2.1 Cargo and inventory management
2.2.2 Insurance risk management
2.3 Security management
2.3.1 Theft, accident and damage security
2.3.2 Terrorism and illegal and dangerous goods security
2.4 Trailer and container operations management
2.4.1 Container and trailer management
2.4.2 Container and trailer transport management
2.5 Regulatory compliance and reporting
2.5.1 Supply chain security and environmental programs
2.5.2 Tax collection
2.6 International container and cargo tracking technology initiatives
2.6.1 The Integrity project
2.6.2 The Smart-CM project
2.6.3 The Cassandra project
2.6.4 The CONTAIN project
2.6.5 The iCargo project
2.6.6 The CORE project
2.6.7 The RTICM project
2.6.8 The SaMoLoSa project
2.6.9 The US Department of Homeland Security’s Cargo Security Programs
2.6.10 The RECONS project
2.6.11 The Apex-Secure Transit Corridors Project
2.6.12 The NexTrust project
2.7 Business models
3 Market forecasts and trends
3.1 Market analysis
3.1.1 Installed base and unit shipments
3.1.2 Regional markets
3.1.3 Vendor market shares
3.2 Market drivers and barriers
3.2.1 Macroeconomic environment
3.2.2 Regulatory environment
3.2.3 Competitive environment
3.2.4 Technology environment
3.3 Value chain analysis
3.3.1 Telematics industry players
3.3.2 Cargo transport industry players
3.3.3 Telecom industry players
3.3.4 IT industry players
3.4 Future industry trends
4 European solution providers
4.1 AEON Customs Consultancy
4.2 Agheera
4.3 Arviem
4.4 Asto Telematics
4.5 Bosch
4.6 CargoGuard
4.7 CSB Technologies
4.8 DHL
4.9 EPSa
4.10 Globe Tracker
4.11 Hirschmann Car Communication (TE Connectivity)
4.12 Idem Telematics
4.13 Identec Solutions
4.14 Kirsen Global Security
4.15 Kizy Tracking
4.16 KPN
4.17 Loksys Solutions
4.18 Macnil (Zucchetti Group)
4.19 Maersk Line
4.20 Masternaut
4.21 Mecomo
4.22 Nexiot
4.23 Novacom
4.24 Ovinto
4.25 RM2
4.26 SAVVY Telematic Systems
4.27 Schmitz Cargobull
4.28 SecureSystem
4.29 SuccorfishM2M
4.30 Sycada
4.31 Transics (WABCO)
4.32 TRAXENS
4.33 Trusted
4.34 Ubidata
4.35 Yellowfish (Fleetmonitor)
4.36 Zenatek
5 North American solution providers
5.1 7PSolutions
5.2 Amsted Rail
5.3 AT&T
5.4 Ayantra
5.5 BlackBerry
5.6 BSM Technologies
5.7 CalAmp
5.8 DeWalt
5.9 Digi International
5.10 Digital Communications Technologies
5.11 e2e Logistics Consulting
5.12 Emerson
5.13 Fleet Complete
5.14 Fleetilla
5.15 Geoforce
5.16 Globalstar
5.17 Hi-G-Tek
5.18 Honeywell Global Tracking
5.19 I.D. Systems
5.20 Intelyt
5.21 Numerex (Sierra Wireless)
5.22 Omnitracs
5.23 OnAsset Intelligence
5.24 ORBCOMM
5.25 PalleTech
5.26 Powers International
5.27 Purfresh
5.28 Quake Global
5.29 Roambee
5.30 RSAE Labs
5.31 Samsara
5.32 Savi Technology
5.33 Sendum Wireless
5.34 Sensitech
5.35 SkyBitz (Telular)
5.36 Spireon
5.37 T24 Defence
5.38 Teletrac Navman
5.39 TGI
5.40 Trimble
5.41 Wireless Links
5.42 Zest Labs (Ecoark)
6 Rest of World solution providers
6.1 Arknav
6.2 CartaSense
6.3 Contguard
6.4 Ctrack (Inseego)
6.5 Eliron
6.6 Envotech
6.7 Globaltrack
6.8 Loginno Logistic Innovation
6.9 Pointer Telocation
6.10 Queclink Wireless Solutions
6.11 Satlock
6.12 Starcom Systems
6.13 Swinnus
6.14 Tracertrak (Pivotel)
6.15 ZIM
Glossary
Index
List of Figures
Figure 1.1: Index for GDP and international merchandise trade (World 1991–2016)
Figure 1.2: Merchandise trade by region (World 2016)
Figure 1.3: External trade by mode of transport (EU-28 2015)
Figure 1.4: Container port throughput (World 2000–2016)
Figure 1.5: Top 10 container ports (World 2016)
Figure 1.6: Top 10 air cargo ports (World 2017)
Figure 1.7: Container flows
Figure 1.8: Intermodal container fleet by type (World 2016)
Figure 1.9: Intermodal container fleet size (World 2008–2016)
Figure 1.10: Container manufacturer market shares (World 2015)
Figure 1.11: Container fleet ownership structure (World 2016)
Figure 1.12: Top 10 container shipping companies (World February 2018)
Figure 1.13: Top container leasing companies (World 2017)
Figure 1.14: Cargo trailer fleet by region (World 2017)
Figure 1.15: Transported tonne-kilometres by rail per region (World 2016)
Figure 1.16: Examples of ULD pallet and container form factors
Figure 1.17: Annual air cargo demand growth rates by major market (World 2017)
Figure 1.18: Top 10 air cargo airlines (World 2016)
Figure 1.19: The transport chain
Figure 2.1: Real-time trailer and cargo container tracking infrastructure overview
Figure 2.2: Examples of trailer and cargo container tracking device form factors
Figure 2.3: Data interfaces used by container tracking units
Figure 2.4: Mobile operators by M2M subscriber base (World Q2-2017)
Figure 2.5: Example of trailer and cargo container tracking service segment
Figure 2.6: Examples of supply chain programs and initiatives (World 2018)
Figure 2.7: Stakeholder benefits through Cassandra data sharing and risk assessment
Figure 3.1: Trailer and cargo container tracking device shipments (World 2017–2022)
Figure 3.2: Trailer tracking device shipments by region (World 2017–2022)
Figure 3.3: Major cargo loading unit tracking vendors (Q4-2017)
Figure 3.4: Major trailer tracking vendors (Q4-2017)
Figure 3.5: Major intermodal container tracking vendors (Q4-2017)
Figure 3.6: Data for selected trailer and cargo container tracking industry players
Figure 3.7: M&As in the trailer and cargo container tracking space (2015–2018)
Figure 3.8: FedEx SenseAware Solution
Figure 3.9: Examples of telecom players offering cargo container and trailer tracking
Figure 4.1: European solution providers (A–E)
Figure 4.2: European solution providers (G–Z)
Figure 4.3: Bosch AMRA System
Figure 4.4: Hirschmann Solutions’ Swap Body Tracking Device
Figure 4.5: Kizy Tracking’s K-2 tracking device
Figure 4.6: Overview of Maersk Line’s Remote Container Management (RCM)
Figure 4.7: Mecomo’s mecSOLAR solar-powered tracking device
Figure 4.8: SAVVY Synergy Enterprise and associated hardware devices
Figure 4.9: Schmitz Cargobull’s TrailerConnect telematics hardware
Figure 4.10: The Trusted T7+ tracking device
Figure 5.1: North American solution providers (A–D)
Figure 5.2: North American solution providers (D–S)
Figure 5.3: North American solution providers (S–W)
Figure 5.4: 7PSolutions’ GL300W tracking device
Figure 5.5: AT&T Asset Management Operations Center device portfolio
Figure 5.6: BlackBerry Radar L
Figure 5.7: The Digi SafeTemps solution
Figure 5.8: Globalstar’s SmartOne Solar tracking device
Figure 5.9: Overview of PalleTech’s solution
Figure 5.10: Purfresh active atmosphere panels
Figure 5.11: Sendum’s PT300 package tracker
Figure 5.12: T24 Defence’s Shadow tracking device
Figure 6.1: Rest of World solution providers
Figure 6.2: Envotech’s RadioSecure SLM
Figure 6.3: Pointer’s CelloTrack Nano and external Bluetooth LE MultiSense device
Figure 6.4: Swinnus’ ConTracer & iLock series of container tracking & security devices

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