Highlights from the report:
- Insights from 35 new executive interviews with market leading companies.
- Comprehensive overview of the container tracking value chain and key applications.
- In-depth analysis of market trends and key developments.
- Summary of major container tracking initiatives from the EU and the US.
- Updated profiles of 50 container tracking solution providers.
- Market forecasts lasting until 2017
This report answers the following questions:
- Which are the leading providers of container tracking solutions?
- What impact will international regulations and security initiatives have on the market?
- What are the key drivers behind the adoption of container tracking devices?
- How is the global economy affecting the market for container tracking?
- What impact will technology advancements have on the market?
- How will the container telematics industry evolve in the future?
Shipping container tracking is a subset of asset tracking and aims at securing assets and increase operational efficiency. Berg Insight’s definition of a real-time container tracking solution is a system that incorporates data logging, satellite positioning and data communication to a back office application. Tracking and monitoring of shipping containers came in focus after 9/11.
Many companies saw an opportunity and started ambitious container tracking projects. However, neither the technology nor the market was ready at the time. 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 containers and enterprise IT systems.
Intermodal shipping containers are standardized, reusable containers used in intermodal transport systems worldwide. Container trade is the fastest growing segment in seaborne trade, having grown nearly 10 percent annually since the 1980s. Maritime transportation and the increased containerization of goods are key enablers to make the global supply chain work efficiently.
Today, more than 80 percent of international trade goods are carried by sea. At the end of 2012, there were over 20 million cargo containers worldwide, the equivalent of 32.5 million TEU.
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- Executive summary
1 The container shipping industry
1.1 International container trade
1.1.2 Ports, terminals and trade lanes
1.2 Intermodal shipping containers
1.2.1 Container fleet
1.2.2 Trailers, semi-trailers and swap bodies
1.2.3 Container manufacturers
1.2.4 Container ships
1.3 Container ownership structure
1.3.1 Container shipping companies
1.3.2 Container leasing companies
1.4 Other container transport actors
1.4.2 Freight forwarders
1.4.3 Customs and regulatory authorities
1.4.4 Terminal operators
2 Container tracking solutions
2.1 Container tracking infrastructure
2.1.1 Container segment
2.1.2 GNSS segment
2.1.3 Network segment
2.1.4 Backoffice segment
2.2 Supply chain management
2.2.1 Cargo and inventory management
2.2Insurance 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 Container operations management
2.4.1 Container management
2.4.2 Container 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 tracking technology initiatives
2.6.1 Integrity project
2.6.2 Smart CM project
2.6.3 Cassandra project
2.6.4 US Department of Homeland Security Cargo Security Programs
2.6.5 iCargo 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 Container transportation industry players
3.3.3 Telecom industry players
3.3.4 IT industry players
3.4 Future industry trends
4 Maritime container tracking vendors
4.4 CGI Group
4.5 CSB Technologies
4.8 European Datacomm
4.9 Global Tracking Technology
4.10 Globe Tracker
4.11 Honeywell Global Tracking
4.12 Kirsen Global Security
4.14 OnAsset Intelligence
4.15 PearTrack Systems
4.16 Starcom Systems
5 Inland container tracking vendors
5.2 Cubic Global Tracking Solutions
5.3 FreightWatch International
5.6 ID Systems – Asset Intelligence
5.10 Orbcomm (StarTrak, GlobalTrak)
5.11 Pointer Telocation
6 Other tracking solution providers
6.1 APS Technology
6.3 Avante International Technology
6.7 Everything Everywhere
6.9 ITC Infotech
6.10 Mark-It Services
6.13 Powers International
6.14 Quake Global
6.15 Telenor Traxion
List of Figures
Figure 1.1: Container flows
Figure 1.2: Index for GDP and merchandise trade (World 1975–2012)
Figure 1.3: Container port throughput (World 1999–2011)
Figure 1.4: Top 10 container ports (World 2011)
Figure 1.5: Top 10 containerised trade routes (World 2010)
Figure 1.6: Intermodal container fleet size (World 2005–2012)
Figure 1.7: Intermodal container fleet by type (World 2012)
Figure 1.8: Container manufacturer production volumes and market share (World 2012)
Figure 1.9: Container fleet ownership structure (World 2012)
Figure 1.10: Top 10 container shipping companies (World April 2013)
Figure 1.11: Top 15 containership operating countries (World April 2013)
Figure 1.12: Top 10 container leasing companies (World 2012)
Figure 1.13: Container transport chain
Figure 1.14: Top container terminal operators (World 2011)
Figure 2.1: Real-time 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 Q4-2011)
Figure 2.5: Example of container tracking backoffice segment
Figure 2.6: Examples of Supply Chain Security Programs and Initiatives (World 2012)
Figure 2.7: Stakeholder benefits through Cassandra data sharing and risk assessment
Figure 3.1: Intermodal container tracking shipments (World 2011–2017)
Figure 3.2: Top 20 intermodal container tracking providers (World Q4-2012)
Figure 3.3: Data for leading container tracking industry players
Figure 3.4: Container tracking vendor mergers and acquisitions (2010–2013)
Figure 3.5: Telecom industry players offering container tracking solutions
Figure 4.1: Maritime container tracking vendors
Figure 5.1: Inland container tracking vendors
Figure 6.1: Container tracking solution providers
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