As a founding partner in the Container 42 project, Axians is proud to announce that Rotterdam is sending its hyper-smart container around the world
Today, Container 42 departed from Rotterdam on a two-year data collection trip. Travelling around the world, its sensors will collect intelligent data. It will measure vibration levels, incline and position. While also providing data for noise, air pollution, humidity and temperature. The Container has solar panels which will also show how much energy is being harvested on container ships, trains or truck. The first stop for Container 42 is Munich, where it will be at the Transport Logistic event in June.
Container 42 and the Port of Rotterdam
Rotterdam is taking a digital transformation lead with ambitious plans to be the ‘smartest port’. Container 42 is a metaphor for that transition. The data it collects will load its experience during land and sea transport, recording everything.
The collected data helps to provide insight into the challenges in transport and logistics. Contributing to the development of a ‘digital twin’ of the Port of Rotterdam – a representation of the physical port. The current platform of the Port of Rotterdam Authority has already laid the foundation for this with its IOT solution. This solution was delivered in January through the collaboration of partners IBM, CISCO, ESRI and Axians, under the direction of the port authority.