Smart tanks for smart transports
HOYER equips entire tank container fleet with telematics
Hamburg, 5 May 2017 – The globally operating Hamburg-based logistics company HOYER has begun fitting a new telematic system to its tank container fleet. Hardware and software are from the Dutch systems provider Intermodal Telematics BV (IMT).
Heiko Rumfeld, Director Business Unit Netlog at HOYER Group, says “Digitising the logistics chain is a global challenge that HOYER has taken on board by implementing a highly specialised telematics solution. This shows how HOYER sets new standards in transport and in networking customers, suppliers and goods in transit.”
HOYER goes one step further for its customers in this respect by implementing seamless monitoring of goods transported in tank containers at any defined point in time. However, this includes monitoring not only position as in the general cargo sector, but also the status of the transported goods with regard to their pressure, temperature, filling level and density parameters. A non-invasive filling level measuring system developed exclusively for HOYER solves a large number of technical challenges. Full ATEX certification for all the components completes the range of services offered.
HOYER gives customers access to this data, together with the transport order data, on a web platform that includes automatic monitoring and an alert if there are any discrepancies. Of the 37,000 tank containers in the HOYER fleet, 5,000 have already been upgraded, and around 8,000 tank containers per year will follow in each of the next few years.
HOYER will present the new Smart Logistics telematic system for the first time at the transport logistics trade fair taking place in Munich from 9 to 12 May 2017. The technology will be demonstrated on HOYER’s own training container at booth B3-4/4 in the courtyard. HOYER will also be exhibiting with its own booth in the ITCO Village (B4.221/322).
About the HOYER Group:
HOYER, a traditional independent family business, has been one of the world’s leading bulk logistics providers since 1946. As a specialist it has extensive know-how in the provision of complex services, and has special customer proximity. It develops and implements comprehensive solutions in European and worldwide bulk logistics, particularly in the chemical, food, gas and petroleum industries. For this, 5,700 employees in more than 115 countries support clients with well thought-out logistics solutions to make them even more successful in their respective markets. HOYER owns around 2,700 trucks, 3,000 road tankers, 24,900 IBCs, 36,400 tank containers and numerous logistics installations with depots, cleaning plants and workshops.
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