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Trailer and Cargo Container Tracking – 7th Edition

Trailer and Cargo Container Tracking is the seventhconsecutive report from Berg Insight analysing the latestdevelopments on the trailer and cargo container tracking marketworldwide.

This strategic research report from Berg Insight provides youwith 250 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 market leadingcompanies.
Comprehensive overview of the real-time cargo tracking valuechain and key applications.
In-depth analysis of market trends and key developments.
Summary of major cargo tracking initiatives from the EU andthe US.
Updated profiles of 96 container tracking solution providers.
Detailed forecasts by market vertical lasting until 2023.

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 the market?
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 communications 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 25million intermodal containers and over 14 million trailers are in use worldwide.Berg Insight estimates that shipments of remote tracking systems with cellular or satellitecommunications capabilities for cargo loading units including trailers, intermodal containers,rail freight wagons, air freight cargo containers, cargo boxes and pallets reached 2.0 millionunits worldwide in 2018. Growing at a compound annual growth rate of 27.4 percent, theshipments are expected to reach 6.8 million units in 2023. During the same period, theinstalled base of remote tracking systems is forecasted to grow at a compound annualgrowth rate of 27.3 percent from 6.1 million units at the end of 2018 to 20.4 million units by2023. Trailer tracking is the largest market segment, estimated to account for 40.7 percent ofthe total installed base of tracking units deployed on trailers and cargo containers in 2018.General cargo tracking and intermodal container tracking are the second and third largestsegments with estimated shares of 27.7 percent and 24.8 percent respectively of the totalinstalled base at the end of 2018.

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’s totalinstalled base reached 915,000 units at the end of 2018. The second largest player SkyBitzhas an installed base of 510,000 tracking units, primarily on trailers. Additional large playerson the North American trailer telematics market are Omnitracs, Spireon and I.D. Systems,having between 100,000–300,000 installed tracking units each. The European trailertelematics market is considerably smaller. Idem Telematics is the leading player with 65,000active units while other top European players include Schmitz Cargobull, CLS Group andTransics/WABCO having between 25,000–40,000 active trailer units each. Mecomo andAgheera, also based in Europe, are strong vendors in the adjacent swap body segment.

Envotech based in Malaysia and Sierra Wireless and Geoforce based in the US have largeinstalled bases on containers. Future Telematics, Intermodal Telematics and Nexiot based inEurope and Amsted Rail based in North America are significant vendors of tracking solutionsfor rail freight wagons. Sensitech, Roambee and OnAsset Intelligence are moreover notableplayers in the general cargo segment, also offering solutions for air freight cargo tracking.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, ULDsand rail freight wagons is increasingly common and technology advancements in recentyears has made it possible for smaller logistics units such as individual pallets or cargo boxesto be tracked at a reasonable cost. General acceptance of remote tracking solutions was firstestablished in specific usage scenarios such as high-value, time-critical or refrigerated goods.Decreasing hardware costs, improved battery life and the emergence of LPWA technologiesare expected to impact the market positively and foster wide-spread adoption of cargotracking solutions in the coming years.

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 management
2.4.1 Container and trailer fleet 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 CORE project
2.6.6 The RTICM project
2.6.7 The SaMoLoSa project
2.6.8 The US Department of Homeland Security’s Cargo Security Programs
2.6.9 The RECONS project
2.6.10 The Apex-Secure Transit Corridors Project
2.6.11 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 Market value
3.1.3 Regional markets
3.1.4 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 Agheera
4.2 Arviem
4.3 Bosch
4.4 CargoGuard
4.5 CLS Group (Novacom Services)
4.6 DHL
4.7 EPSa
4.8 Future Telematics
4.9 Globe Tracker
4.10 Hanhaa
4.11 Hirschmann Car Communication (TE Connectivity)
4.12 Idem Telematics
4.13 Identec Solutions
4.14 Intermodal Telematics
4.15 Kirsen Global Security
4.16 Kizy Tracking
4.17 KPN
4.18 Loksys Solutions
4.19 LOSTnFOUND (fleet.tech)
4.20 Macnil (Zucchetti Group)
4.21 Maersk Line
4.22 Masternaut
4.23 Mecomo
4.24 Nexiot
4.25 Ovinto
4.26 RM2
4.27 SAVVY Telematic Systems
4.28 Schmitz Cargobull
4.29 SecureSystem
4.30 Sycada
4.31 Transics (WABCO)
4.32 Traxens
4.33 Trusted
4.34 TSS
4.35 Ubidata
4.36 Yellowfish (Fleetmonitor)
4.37 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 Ctrack (Inseego)
5.9 DeltaTrak
5.10 Digi International
5.11 Digital Communications Technologies
5.12 e2e Logistics Consulting
5.13 Emerson
5.14 Fleet Complete
5.15 Fleetilla
5.16 Geoforce
5.17 Globalstar
5.18 Hi-G-Tek
5.19 Honeywell
5.20 I.D. Systems
5.21 Intelyt
5.22 Nortac Defence
5.23 Omnitracs
5.24 OnAsset Intelligence
5.25 ORBCOMM
5.26 PalleTech
5.27 Phillips Connect Technologies
5.28 Purfresh
5.29 Quake Global
5.30 Roambee
5.31 RSAE Labs
5.32 Samsara
5.33 Savi Technology
5.34 Sendum Wireless
5.35 Sensitech
5.36 Sierra Wireless
5.37 SkyBitz (Ametek)
5.38 Spireon
5.39 SpotSee
5.40 Teletrac Navman
5.41 TGI
5.42 Thermo King (Ingersoll Rand)
5.43 Trimble
5.44 Wireless Links
5.45 Zest Labs (Ecoark)
6 Rest of World solution providers
6.1 Arknav
6.2 CartaSense
6.3 Contguard
6.4 Eliron
6.5 Envotech
6.6 Globaltrack
6.7 Loginno Logistic Innovation
6.8 Pointer Telocation (I.D. Systems)
6.9 Queclink Wireless Solutions
6.10 Satlock
6.11 Sony
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 1990–2017)
Figure 1.2: Merchandise trade by region (World 2017)
Figure 1.3: External trade by mode of transport (EU-28 2016)
Figure 1.4: Container port throughput (World 2000–2017)
Figure 1.5: Top 10 container ports (World 2017)
Figure 1.6: Top 10 air cargo ports (World 2017)
Figure 1.7: Container flows
Figure 1.8: Intermodal container fleet size (World 2009–2017)
Figure 1.9: Intermodal container fleet by type (World 2017)
Figure 1.10: Container manufacturer market shares (World 2017)
Figure 1.11: Container fleet ownership structure (World 2017)
Figure 1.12: Top 10 container shipping companies (World February 2019)
Figure 1.13: Top container leasing companies (World 2018)
Figure 1.14: Cargo trailer fleet by region (World 2019)
Figure 1.15: Transported tonne-kilometres by rail per region (World 2017)
Figure 1.16: Number of rail freight wagons per region (World 2019)
Figure 1.17: Examples of ULD pallet and container form factors
Figure 1.18: Annual air cargo growth rates by major market (World 2017)
Figure 1.19: Top 10 air cargo airlines (World 2017)
Figure 1.20: The transport chain
Figure 1.21: Top 5 container terminal operators (World 2017)
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 Q4-2018)
Figure 2.5: Example of trailer and cargo container tracking service segment
Figure 2.6: Examples of supply chain programs and initiatives (World 2019)
Figure 2.7: Stakeholder benefits through Cassandra data sharing and risk assessment
Figure 3.1: Trailer and cargo container tracking device shipments (World 2018–2023)
Figure 3.2: Trailer and cargo container market value (World 2018–2023)
Figure 3.3: Trailer tracking device shipments by region (World 2018–2023)
Figure 3.4: Major cargo loading unit tracking vendors (Q4-2018)
Figure 3.5: Major trailer tracking vendors (Q4-2018)
Figure 3.6: Major intermodal container tracking vendors (Q4-2018)
Figure 3.7: Data for selected trailer and cargo container tracking industry players
Figure 3.8: M&As in the trailer and cargo container tracking space (2015–2017)
Figure 3.9: M&As in the trailer and cargo container tracking space (2018–2019)
Figure 3.10: FedEx SenseAware
Figure 3.11: Examples of GSM/GPS tracking devices approved for air cargo
Figure 3.12: Examples of telecom players offering cargo container and trailer tracking
Figure 4.1: European solution providers (A–H)
Figure 4.2: European solution providers (H–Z)
Figure 4.3: Bosch AMRA System
Figure 4.4: Parcelive tracker and online portal
Figure 4.5: The HS 3000 Series tracking device
Figure 4.6: IMT’s connected tank container solution
Figure 4.7: Kizy Tracking’s K-2 tracking device
Figure 4.8: Overview of Maersk Line’s Remote Container Management (RCM)
Figure 4.9: Mecomo’s mecSOLAR solar-powered tracking device
Figure 4.10: RM2 BLOCKPal connected pallet
Figure 4.11: SAVVY Synergy portal and associated hardware devices
Figure 4.12: Schmitz Cargobull’s TrailerConnect telematics hardware
Figure 4.13: Trusted T7+ tracking device
Figure 5.1: North American solution providers (A–P)
Figure 5.2: North American solution providers (P–Z)
Figure 5.3: 7PSolutions’ GL300W tracking device
Figure 5.4: BlackBerry Radar tracking devices
Figure 5.5: FlashLink Real-Time Mini Loggers
Figure 5.6: SmartSense by Digi
Figure 5.7: Fleetilla FL950 tracking device
Figure 5.8: Globalstar’s SmartOne Solar tracking device
Figure 5.9: I.D. System’s LV-710 sensor
Figure 5.10: Nortac Defence’s Shadow tracking device
Figure 5.11: SENTRY 500 tracking device
Figure 5.12: GT 1200 Series trailer and container tracking device
Figure 5.13: Overview of PalleTech’s solution
Figure 5.14: Purfresh active atmosphere panels
Figure 5.15: Sendum’s PT300 package tracker
Figure 5.16: Spireon FL Flex modular trailer tracking device
Figure 5.17: SpotBot Cellular tracking device
Figure 5.18: Thermo King Precedent connected trailer refrigeration unit
Figure 6.1: Rest of World solution providers
Figure 6.2: Envotech’s RadioSecure SLM
Figure 6.3: Pointer’s CelloTrack Nano and external BLE MultiSense device
Figure 6.4: Sony Mobiam tracker and online application
Figure 6.5: Examples of Starcom Systems’ tracking devices
Figure 6.6: Swinnus’ ConTracer & iLock series of container tracking & security devices

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