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Trailer and Cargo Container Tracking – 4th Edition

Trailer and Cargo Container Tracking – 4th Edition

Trailer and Cargo Container Tracking is the fourth consecutive report from Berg Insight analysing the latest developments on the cargo container tracking and security market worldwide.

This strategic research report from Berg Insight provides you with 190 pages of unique business intelligence including 5-year industry forecasts and expert commentary on which to base your business decisions.

Highlights from this report:

Insights from 40 new executive interviews with market leading companies.
Comprehensive overview of the real-time cargo tracking value chain and key applications.
In-depth analysis of market trends and key developments.
Summary of major cargo tracking initiatives from the EU and the US.
Updated profiles of 86 container tracking solution providers.
Detailed forecasts by market vertical lasting until 2019.

This report answers the following questions:

Which are the leading providers of trailer and cargo container tracking solutions?
What offerings are available from device vendors and service providers?
What impact will international regulations and security initiatives have on the market?
What are the key drivers behind the adoption of cargo tracking devices?
What are the recent merger and acquisition activities on this market?
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 increase operational efficiency and make logistics chains more secure. Berg Insight’s definition of a real-time tracking solution is a system that incorporates data logging, real-time positioning and data communication to a backoffice application. Trailer tracking is often a part of a fleet management solution including both the truck and trailer. The history of fleet management solutions goes back several decades while tracking and monitoring of shipping containers came in focus after 9/11. Today, mobile and satellite networks can provide ubiquitous online connectivity at a reasonable cost and mobile computing and sensor technology delivers high performance, as well as excellent usability. All of these components combined enable the delivery of supply chain management, security management and operations management applications linking trailers, containers, cargo and enterprise IT systems.

In order to make freight transport efficient, products are packed into logistics units which can remain intact throughout the delivery chain. Smaller logistics units such as boxes and pallets are often grouped into larger units and loaded on semi-trailers, swap-bodies, air freight unit load devices (ULDs) or intermodal shipping containers. These loading units can be applicable to one or more modes of transport. Semi-trailers are mostly used in road transport, swap-bodies can be transferred between road and rail transport, ULDs are used in air freight transport and shipping containers can be carried on several transport modes. At the end of 2014, there were over 20 million intermodal containers and over 13 million trailers worldwide.

Berg Insight estimates that shipments of remote tracking systems with cellular or satellite communication capabilities for cargo loading units including trailers, intermodal containers, air freight cargo containers, cargo boxes and pallets reached 0.43 million units worldwide in 2014. Growing at a compound annual growth rate of 28.5 percent, the shipments are expected to reach 1.5 million units in 2019. During the same period the installed base of remote tracking systems is forecasted to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 26.2 percent from 1.8 million units at the end of 2014 to 5.8 million units by 2019. Tracking of trailers and swap bodies is the largest market segment and accounted for 71.3 percent of the total installed base of tracking units on trailers and cargo containers at the end of 2014.

Intermodal container tracking is the second largest segment with an installed base of 350,000 tracking units at the end of 2014.

In the past year, AT&T has connected 290,000 of Maersk Line’s fleet of refrigerated intermodal containers. An important technology partner in the project has been WAM Technologies which in October 2015 was acquired by ORBCOMM. In total, ORBCOMM has an installed base of 180,000 tracked trailers and containers. Savi Technology, Zenatek, Envotech, Honeywell Global Tracking, EPSa, Emerson and Track24 are also prominent vendors with solutions especially developed for tracking and monitoring of intermodal containers. The North American trailer tracking market is the most developed segment for tracking of trailers and cargo containers. The major actors include SkyBitz and Omnitracs that have more than 200,000 units installed each across the US, Canada and Mexico. Spireon and ID Systems are also important players with installed bases of 150,000 and 125,000 active units respectively. The cargo security specialist FreightWatch International has an active installed base of 60,000 units deployed on trailers and cargo containers. Mecomo, Idem Telematics, Agheera, Schmitz Cargobull, Novacom Europe and Transics have installed bases in the range of 14,000–48,000 units and are all major players on the European inland trailer and swap body telematics market. Sendum, Moog and OnAsset Intelligence are examples of actors which offer specialised solutions for real-time tracking of air freight cargo. There are also vendors offering disposable low cost tracking devices that are only meant to be used once such as Locus Traxx.

Berg insight anticipates that there will be a strong focus on cargo transport security and increased supply chain visibility in the coming years. Tracking of trailers and intermodal containers are increasingly common and technology advancements allow for even smaller logistics units such as individual pallets or cargo boxes to be tracked at reasonable costs.

Acceptance of remote tracking solutions is first established in specific use cases such as high value, time critical or refrigerated goods. Proving the commercial value for the various players in the transport value chain and bringing down the cost of hardware are key to increase the adoption rate for cargo tracking solutions.

About the Author

Johan Svanberg
is a Senior Analyst with a Masters degree from Chalmers University of Technology. He joined Berg Insight in 2007 and his areas of expertise include embedded connectivity and wireless M2M/IoT markets focusing on the Industrial Internet-of-Things and connected consumer electronics.

Berg Insight offers premier business intelligence to the telecom industry. We produce concise reports providing key facts and strategic insights about pivotal developments in our focus areas. Berg Insight also offers detailed market forecast databases and advisory services. Our vision is to be the most valuable source of intelligence for our customers.

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 and ULDs
1.3.1 Trailers and semi-trailers
1.3.2 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 Container and trailer 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, 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 CONTAIN project
2.6.2 The Integrity project
2.6.3 The Smart CM project
2.6.4 The Cassandra project
2.6.5 The CORE project
2.6.6 The ESA ARTES RTICM project
2.6.7 The US Department of Homeland Security Cargo Security Programs
2.6.8 The iCargo project
2.6.9 The RECON project
2.6.10 The Apex-Secure Transit Corridors 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 factors
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
4.2 Agheera
4.3 Arviem
4.4 CargoGuard
4.5 CSB Technologies
4.6 Envirotainer
4.7 EPSa
4.8 European Datacomm
4.9 Global Tracking Technology
4.10 Globe Tracker International
4.11 Idem Telematics
4.12 Identec Solutions
4.13 Kirsen Global Security
4.14 Kizy Tracking
4.15 KPN
4.16 Loksys Solutions
4.17 Macnil (Zucchetti Group)
4.18 Masternaut
4.19 Mecomo
4.20 Novacom Europe
4.21 Schmitz Cargobull
4.22 SecureSystem
4.23 Sycada
4.24 Transics (WABCO)
4.26 Ubidata
4.27 Xmetra
4.28 Yellowfish
4.29 Zenatek
4.30 Zoca Container Security
5 North American solution providers
5.1 AT&T
5.2 Ayantra
5.3 BSM Technologies
5.4 CalAmp
5.5 DeWalt
5.6 Digi International
5.7 Digital Communications Technologies
5.8 e2e Logistics Consulting
5.9 Emerson
5.10 Fleetilla
5.11 FreightWatch International
5.12 Geoforce
5.13 Globalstar
5.14 Hi-G-Tek
5.15 Honeywell Global Tracking
5.16 iControl
5.17 ID Systems
5.18 Intelleflex
5.19 Locus Traxx Worldwide
5.20 LoJack SCI
5.21 Moog Crossbow
5.22 Numerex
5.23 Omnitracs
5.24 OnAsset Intelligence
5.26 PearTrack Security Systems
5.27 Powers International
5.28 Purfresh
5.29 Quake Global
5.30 ReZolt
5.31 RSAE Labs
5.32 Savi Technology
5.33 SeeControl (Autodesk)
5.34 Sendum Wireless
5.35 SkyBitz
5.36 Spireon
5.37 TekTrap Systems
5.38 Track24
5.39 TrackPoint Systems
5.40 TrakLok International
5.41 Trimble
5.42 WAM Technologies (ORBCOMM)
6 Rest of World solution providers
6.1 Arknav
6.2 CartaSense
6.3 DigiCore (Novatel Wireless)
6.4 Eliron
6.5 Envotech
6.6 GlobalTrack
6.7 Loginno Logistic Innovation
6.8 TracerTrak (Pivotel)
6.9 Pointer Telocation
6.10 Queclink Wireless Solutions
6.11 Satlock
6.12 Starcom Systems
6.13 Swinnus
6.14 Turaco Business Logix
List of Figures
Figure 1.1: Index for GDP and merchandise trade (World 1981–2014)
Figure 1.2: Merchandise trade by region (World 2014)
Figure 1.3: External trade by mode of transport (EU-28 2013)
Figure 1.4: Container port throughput (World 1999–2013)
Figure 1.5: Top 10 container ports (World 2014)
Figure 1.6: Top 10 air cargo ports (World 2014)
Figure 1.7: Container flows
Figure 1.8: Intermodal container fleet by type (World 2014)
Figure 1.9: Intermodal container fleet size (World 2005–2014)
Figure 1.10: Container manufacturer market share (World 2014)
Figure 1.11: Container fleet ownership structure (World 2014)
Figure 1.12: Top 10 container shipping companies (World October 2015)
Figure 1.13: Top 8 container leasing companies (World 2014)
Figure 1.14: Cargo trailer fleet by region (World 2014)
Figure 1.15: Examples of ULD pallet and container form factors
Figure 1.16: Annual air cargo growth rates by major market (World 2013)
Figure 1.17: Top 10 air cargo airlines (World 2014)
Figure 1.18: The transport chain
Figure 1.19: Top container terminal operators (World 2013)
Figure 2.1: Real-time trailer and cargo container tracking infrastructure overview
Figure 2.2: Examples of container tracking device form factors
Figure 2.3: Data interfaces used by container tracking units
Figure 2.4: Mobile operators by M2M subscription base (World Q4-2013)
Figure 2.5: Example of trailer and cargo container tracking service segment
Figure 2.6: Examples of Supply Chain Programs and Initiatives (World 2014)
Figure 2.7: Stakeholder benefits through Cassandra data sharing and risk assessment
Figure 3.1: Trailer and cargo container tracking device shipments (World 2013–2019)
Figure 3.2: Trailer tracking device shipments by region (World 2013–2019)
Figure 3.3: Major cargo loading unit tracking vendors (Q2-2015)
Figure 3.4: Major trailer tracking vendors (Q2-2015)
Figure 3.5: Major intermodal container tracking vendors (Q2-2015)
Figure 3.6: Data for selected trailer and cargo container tracking industry players
Figure 3.7: Trailer and container tracking vendor mergers and acquisitions (2010–2013)
Figure 3.8: Trailer and container tracking vendor mergers and acquisitions (2014–2015)
Figure 3.9: Telecom industry players offering cargo container tracking solutions
Figure 4.1: European solution providers (A–G)
Figure 4.2: European solution providers (I–Z)
Figure 4.3: Kizy Tracking’s K-1 GSM tracker device
Figure 4.4: MecSOLAR solarpowered tracking device
Figure 4.5: The Fleetmonitor service delivery model
Figure 5.1: North American solution providers (A–G)
Figure 5.2: North American solution providers (H–W)
Figure 5.3: Moog Crossbow ILC 2000 tracking devices
Figure 5.4: Purfresh active atmosphere panels
Figure 5.5: Sendum PT300 package tracker
Figure 5.6: CargoKeeper solution overview
Figure 5.7: Track24 Defence Shadow tracking device
Figure 6.1: Rest of World solution providers
Figure 6.2: CelloTrack Nano and external Bluetooth LE multisense device
Figure 6.3: Swinnus ConTracer D and eSeal container tracking and security devices

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