Trailer and Cargo Container Tracking – 8th Edition

Trailer and Cargo Container Tracking is the eighth consecutivereport from Berg Insight analysing the latest developments on thetrailer and cargo container tracking market worldwide.This strategic research report from Berg Insight provides youwith 270 pages of unique business intelligence including 5-yearindustry forecasts and expert commentary on which to base yourbusiness 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 EUand the US.
Updated profiles of 102 container tracking solution providers.
Detailed forecasts by market vertical lasting until 2024.

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 latest trends on the cold chain monitoring market?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?M2M Research Series


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, 14 million trailers and 5 million rail cars 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 2.6 millionunits worldwide in 2019. Growing at a compound annual growth rate of 28.8 percent,shipments are expected to reach 9.3 million units in 2024. During the same period, theinstalled base of remote tracking systems is forecasted to grow at a compound annualgrowth rate of 25.4 percent from 7.5 million units at the end of 2019 to 23.2 million units by2024. Trailer tracking is the largest market segment, estimated to account for 37.2 percent ofthe total installed base of tracking units deployed on trailers and cargo containers in 2019.General cargo tracking and intermodal container tracking are the second and third largestsegments with estimated shares of 28.2 percent and 25.3 percent respectively of the totalinstalled base at the end of 2019.

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 just shy of one million units at the end of 2019. The second largestplayer, SkyBitz, has an installed base of 570,000 tracking units, primarily on trailers.Additional large players on the North American trailer telematics market are Spireon, CalAmpand PowerFleet, having between 100,000–300,000 installed tracking units each. TheEuropean trailer telematics market is considerably smaller. Idem Telematics is the leadingplayer with 71,000 active units while other top European players include Schmitz Cargobull,Transics/WABCO and CLS Group having between 30,000–45,000 active trailer units each.Mecomo and Agheera, also based in Europe, are strong vendors in the adjacent swap bodysegment. Envotech based in Malaysia, ZillionSource based in China and Sierra Wireless andGeoforce based in the US have large installed bases of connected containers. Nexxiot,Siemens, Savvy Telematic Systems, DOT Telematik and Amsted Rail are significant vendorsof tracking solutions for rail freight wagons. Sensitech, Roambee, OnAsset Intelligence andControlant are notable players in the general cargo segment, also offering solutions for airfreight cargo.

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 ownership structure
1.2.4 Container ships
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
2.6.12 The DataPorts project
2.6.13 Container 42
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 Trailer and cargo container OEMs
3.3.4 Telecom industry players
3.3.5 IT industry players
3.4 Future industry trends
4 European solution providers
4.1 Agheera
4.2 Arviem
4.3 Bosch
4.4 BT9
4.5 CargoGuard
4.6 Controlant
4.7 CLS Group
4.8 DHL
4.9 DOT Telematik
4.10 EPSa
4.11 Globe Tracker
4.12 Hanhaa
4.13 Hirschmann Mobility (TE Connectivity)
4.14 Idem Telematics
4.15 Identec Solutions
4.16 Intermodal Telematics
4.17 Kirsen Global Security
4.18 Kizy Tracking
4.19 KPN
4.20 LOSTnFOUND (fleet.tech)
4.21 Maersk Line
4.22 MECOMO
4.23 Next4
4.24 Nexxiot
4.25 Ovinto
4.26 RM2
4.27 SAVVY Telematic Systems
4.28 Schmitz Cargobull
4.29 SecureSystem
4.30 Sensire
4.31 Siemens
4.32 Sycada
4.33 Transics (WABCO)
4.34 Traxens
4.35 Trusted
4.36 TSS
4.37 Ubidata
4.38 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 (Geotab)
5.7 CalAmp
5.8 Ctrack (Inseego)
5.9 DeltaTrak
5.10 Digi International
5.11 Digital Communications Technologies
5.12 Emerson
5.13 Fleet Complete
5.14 Fleetilla
5.15 Geoforce
5.16 Globalstar
5.17 Hi-G-Tek
5.18 Honeywell
5.19 Intelyt
5.20 Nortac Defence
5.21 Omnitracs
5.22 OnAsset Intelligence
5.23 ORBCOMM
5.24 Pallet Alliance
5.25 PalleTech
5.26 Phillips Connect Technologies
5.27 PowerFleet
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 Cooltrax
6.5 Eliron
6.6 Envotech
6.7 Globaltrack
6.8 Loginno Logistic Innovation
6.9 MiX Telematics
6.10 Pointer (PowerFleet)
6.11 Queclink Wireless Solutions
6.12 Satlock
6.13 Sony
6.14 Starcom Systems
6.15 Swinnus
6.16 TPL Trakker
6.17 Tracertrak (Pivotel)
6.18 ZillionSource Technologies
6.19 ZIM
Glossary
Index
List of Figures
Figure 1.1: Index for GDP and international merchandise trade (World 1990–2018)
Figure 1.2: Merchandise trade by region (World 2018)
Figure 1.3: External trade by mode of transport (EU-28 2017)
Figure 1.4: Container port throughput (World 2005–2018)
Figure 1.5: Top 10 container ports (World 2018)
Figure 1.6: Top 10 air cargo ports (World 2018)
Figure 1.7: Container flows
Figure 1.8: Examples of intermodal container form factors
Figure 1.9: Intermodal container fleet size (World 2010–2018)
Figure 1.10: Intermodal container fleet by type (World 2018)
Figure 1.11: Container manufacturer market shares (World 2018)
Figure 1.12: Container fleet ownership structure (World 2018)
Figure 1.13: Top 10 container shipping companies (World April 2020)
Figure 1.14: Top container leasing companies (World 2019)
Figure 1.15: Cargo trailer fleet by region (World 2019)
Figure 1.16: Examples of trailer form factors
Figure 1.17: Examples of rail wagon form factors
Figure 1.18: Transported tonne-kilometres by rail per region (World 2018)
Figure 1.19: Number of rail freight wagons per region (World 2020)
Figure 1.20: Examples of ULD pallet and container form factors
Figure 1.21: Annual air cargo growth rates by major market (World 2019)
Figure 1.22: Top 10 air cargo airlines (World 2018)
Figure 1.23: The transport chain
Figure 1.24: Top 5 container terminal operators (World 2018)
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: Top 10 mobile operators by reported IoT connections (World Q4-2019)
Figure 2.5: Example of trailer and cargo container tracking service segment
Figure 2.6: Examples of supply chain programs and initiatives (World 2020)
Figure 2.7: Stakeholder benefits through Cassandra data sharing and risk assessment
Figure 2.8: Container 42
Figure 3.1: Tracking device shipments and installed base (World 2019–2024)
Figure 3.2: Cold chain tracking device shipments and installed base (World 2019–2024)
Figure 3.3: Trailer and cargo container market value (World 2019–2024)
Figure 3.4: Trailer tracking device shipments by region (World 2019–2024)
Figure 3.5: Major cargo loading unit tracking vendors (Q4-2019)
Figure 3.6: Major trailer tracking vendors (Q4-2019)
Figure 3.7: Major intermodal container tracking vendors (Q4-2019)
Figure 3.8: Major rail freight wagon tracking vendors (Q4-2019)
Figure 3.9: M&As in the trailer and cargo container tracking space (2015–2017)
Figure 3.10: M&As in the trailer and cargo container tracking space (2018–2020)
Figure 3.11: Examples of GSM/GPS tracking devices approved for air cargo
Figure 3.12: FedEx SenseAware
Figure 3.13: Examples of telecom players offering cargo container and trailer tracking
Figure 4.1: European solution providers (A–G)
Figure 4.2: European solution providers (H–Z)
Figure 4.3: Bosch Asset Tracking Gateway and Sensor Tags
Figure 4.4: CO 10.01 Real-time Logger
Figure 4.5: Parcelive tracker and online portal
Figure 4.6: The HS 3000 Series tracking device
Figure 4.7: IMT’s connected tank container solution
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: Next4’s removable tracking device
Figure 4.11: Ovinto Remote Monitoring System
Figure 4.12: RM2 BLOCKPal connected pallet
Figure 4.13: Overview of Siemens Controlguide CTmobile system
Figure 4.14: 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 H2 and A2
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: Nortac Defence’s Shadow tracking device
Figure 5.10: SENTRY 500 tracking device
Figure 5.11: GT 1200 Series trailer and container tracking device
Figure 5.12: Overview of PalleTech’s solution
Figure 5.13: PowerFleet’s LV-710 camera sensor
Figure 5.14: Purfresh active atmosphere panels
Figure 5.15: Roambee BeeAware NB-IoT tracking solution
Figure 5.16: Savi Locate
Figure 5.17: Sendum’s PT300 package tracker
Figure 5.18: Spireon FL Flex modular trailer tracking device
Figure 5.19: SpotBot Cellular tracking device
Figure 5.20: Thermo King Precedent connected trailer refrigeration unit
Figure 6.1: Rest of World solution providers (A–T)
Figure 6.2: Rest of World solution providers (T–Z)
Figure 6.3: Envotech’s RadioSecure SLM
Figure 6.4: Pointer’s CelloTrack Nano and external BLE MultiSense device
Figure 6.5: Sony Visilion tracker and online application
Figure 6.6: Starcom Systems’ tracking devices
Figure 6.7: Swinnus’ container tracking and security devices

Download our eBook: How to Succeed Using Market Research

Learn how to effectively navigate the market research process to help guide your organization on the journey to success.

Download eBook