Simplifying supply chains to improve efficiency

BoxTech aims to make the whole chain more efficient for shippers, terminals, ports, and rail and motor carriers BoxTech aims to make the whole chain more efficient for shippers, terminals, ports, and rail and motor carriers

A technical database of containers is helping to improve transparency and efficiency in global supply chains.

BoxTech, which is already being used by Maersk Line and CMA-CGM, has introduced a number of new functions which aim to help shippers save time and enable equipment owners to register container sales and flag units with exception alerts.

“Maersk is on a journey to integrate and simplify global supply chains, so we are in full support of the neutral BoxTech database as a tool to help improve transparency and efficiency in the industry,” said Ingrid Uppelschoten Snelderwaard, head of equipment at Maersk.

The fast-growing database, which is provided by the Bureau International des Containers (BIC), already includes the technical characteristics of more than 30% of the global container fleet, and is continually evolving to meet the needs of the shipping industry.

Container tracking

One new function allows owners to indicate in the BoxTech database when containers have been sold. This will alert anybody, or any system, searching for a container which has been sold that it is no longer part of that company’s fleet.

The aim is to prevent improperly-marked containers from circulating with the markings of their previous owner, improving safety, reducing risk and helping to encourage the proper neutralisation of sold containers.

Another new feature, the new BoxTech Recovery Alerts system enables container owners to create alert lists to flag specific units in case of bankruptcies and other recovery situations, such as lost or stolen units. It can also inform users whenever a special status exists for a given unit.

This new feature is also of particular use to container leasing companies needing to recover units, as well as the shippers, terminals, ports, and rail and motor carriers within the 1100 strong BoxTech user base.

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