With businesses relying on the timely movement and arrival of goods via shipping containers, it’s become increasingly important to know where a particular container (or trailer) is at any time, and its transport progress to the final destination.
Follow container shipping progress with GPS tracking devices
When you utilise GPS tracking devices to follow the progress of a shipping container you will receive regular updates at pre-programmed intervals on the movement and location of the container. These location messages will be sent via a satellite service like GlobalStar to an internet connected server for viewing on a web map (tracking services).
For example, the GPS tracking device supplier fleetminder provides a premium Live Tracking service. The fleetminder live view map also logs each day’s movement of the shipping container – so a history of movement is available to the shipping or transport company.
With GPS container tracking you can also see if the container stays in one location for an extended period of time. You or your staff can then contact the shipper to determine the reason for the shipping delay.
Notification of container theft with GPS tracking devices
With GPS container tracking devices you can monitor the theft of your container and help to recover your assets in the event that the container has been moved without authorisation.
Notification of container opening
A good GPS container tracking device can also record the opening and closing of the container door making it easier to identify when someone accessed goods within the container itself.
In this case a door or movement switch is wired into the GPS tracking device to allow it to know when someone enters the container. It will then immediately transmit this event.
With satellite communication technology with container GPS tracking devices (such as the fleetminder LP1 product) you can monitor the location of your assets anywhere in the world and in the event your container is stolen can provide assistance in recovering your asset and goods.