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Trailer and Cargo Container Tracking – 5th Edition

  • ID: 3978221
  • Report
  • 203 pages
  • Berg Insight AB
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The Installed Base of Active Cargo Tracking Units will Reach 8.1 Million by 2020


  • 7PSolutions
  • Ctrack (Inseego)
  • Hi-G-Tek
  • Novacom
  • Satlock
  • Tracertrak (Pivotel)
  • MORE

This study investigates the market for tracking and security of intermodal shipping containers, trailers, swap bodies, air freight unit load devices, cargo boxes and pallets. The installed base of remote tracking systems for these cargo loading units is forecasted to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 23.2 percent from 2.9 million units at the end of 2015 to 8.1 million units by 2020. Get up to date with the latest information about vendors, products and markets.

Trailer and Cargo Container Tracking is the fifth consecutive report analysing the latest developments on  the trailer and cargo container tracking and security market worldwide.

This strategic research report provides you with 200 pages of unique business intelligence including 5-year industry forecasts and expert commentary on which to base your business decisions.

Highlights from this report:

  •  Insights from 40 new executive interviews with market leading companies.
  •  Comprehensive overview of the real-time cargo tracking value chain and key applications.
  •  In-depth analysis of market trends and key developments.
  •  Summary of major cargo tracking initiatives from the EU and the US.
  •  Updated profiles of 86 container tracking solution providers.
  •  Detailed forecasts by market vertical lasting until 2020.

This report answers the following questions:

  • Which are the leading providers of trailer and cargo container tracking solutions?
  • What offerings are available from device vendors and service providers?
  • What impact will international regulations and security initiatives have on the market?
  • What are the key drivers behind the adoption of cargo tracking devices?
  • What are the recent merger and acquisition activities on this market?
  • What impact will technology advancements have on the market?
  • How will the cargo telematics industry evolve in the future?

Who should buy this report?

Trailer and Cargo Container Tracking is the foremost source of information about the adoption of tracking solutions for trailers and cargo containers. Whether you are a tracking solution provider, device vendor, cargo transportation stakeholder, telecom operator, investor, consultant, or government agency, you will gain valuable insights from our in-depth research.

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  • 7PSolutions
  • Ctrack (Inseego)
  • Hi-G-Tek
  • Novacom
  • Satlock
  • Tracertrak (Pivotel)
  • MORE

Executive summary

1 Global freight transportation overview

1.1 International merchandise trade
1.1.1 Freight transportation modes
1.1.2 Logistics units and containerisation
1.1.3 Ports, terminals and trade lanes
1.2 Intermodal shipping containers
1.2.1 Container fleet
1.2.2 Container manufacturers
1.2.3 Container ships
1.2.4 Container ownership structure
1.2.5 Container shipping companies
1.2.6 Container leasing companies
1.3 Trailers, semi-trailers and ULDs
1.3.1 Trailers and semi-trailers
1.3.2 Air freight unit load devices
1.4 Other transport industry actors
1.4.1 Consigner/Consignee
1.4.2 Freight forwarders
1.4.3 Customs and regulatory authorities
1.4.4 Terminal operators and ground handlers

2 Trailer and cargo container tracking solutions

2.1 Trailer and cargo container tracking infrastructure
2.1.1 Trailer and cargo container segment
2.1.2 GNSS segment
2.1.3 Network segment
2.1.4 Service segment
2.2 Supply chain management
2.2.1 Cargo and inventory management
2.2.2 Insurance risk management
2.3 Security management
2.3.1 Theft, accident and damage security
2.3.2 Terrorism and illegal and dangerous goods security
2.4 Trailer and container operations management
2.4.1 Container and trailer management
2.4.2 Container and trailer 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 and cargo tracking technology initiatives
2.6.1 The Integrity project
2.6.2 The Smart-CM project
2.6.3 The Cassandra project
2.6.4 The CONTAIN project
2.6.5 The iCargo project
2.6.6 The CORE project
2.6.7 The RTICM project
2.6.8 The SaMoLoSa project
2.6.9 The US Department of Homeland Security's Cargo Security Programs
2.6.10 The RECONS project
2.6.11 The Apex-Secure Transit Corridors 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 environment
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 Cargo transport industry players
3.3.3 Telecom industry players
3.3.4 IT industry players
3.4 Future industry trends

4 European solution providers

4.1 AEON Customs Consultancy
4.2 Agheera
4.3 Arviem
4.4 Blue Tree Systems
4.5 CargoGuard
4.6 CSB Technologies
4.7 DHL
4.8 EPSa
4.9 Global Tracking Technology
4.10 Globe Tracker International
4.11 Idem Telematics
4.12 Identec Solutions
4.13 Kirsen Global Security
4.14 Kizy Tracking
4.15 KPN
4.16 Loksys Solutions
4.17 Macnil (Zucchetti Group)
4.18 Masternaut
4.19 Mecomo
4.20 Novacom
4.21 Ovinto
4.22 SAVVY Telematic Systems
4.23 Schmitz Cargobull
4.24 SecureSystem
4.25 Sycada
4.26 Transics (WABCO)
4.28 Trusted
4.29 Ubidata
4.30 Xmetra
4.31 Yellowfish (Fleetmonitor)
4.32 Zenatek
4.33 ZOCA Container Security

5 North American solution providers

5.1 7PSolutions
5.2 AT&T
5.3 Ayantra
5.4 CalAmp
5.5 DeWalt
5.6 Digi International
5.7 Digital Communications Technologies
5.8 e2e Logistics Consulting
5.9 Emerson
5.10 Fleetilla
5.11 FreightWatch International
5.12 Geoforce
5.13 Globalstar
5.14 Hi-G-Tek
5.15 Honeywell Global Tracking.
5.16 I.D Systems
5.17 Intelyt
5.18 Locus Traxx (Emerson).
5.19 Numerex
5.20 Omnitracs
5.21 OnAsset Intelligence
5.23 PakSense (Emerson)
5.24 PalleTech
5.25 Powers International
5.26 Purfresh
5.27 Quake Global
5.28 RSAE Labs
5.29 Savi Technology
5.30 Sendum Wireless
5.31 SkyBitz
5.32 Spireon
5.33 T24 Defence
5.34 TekTrap Systems
5.35 TrackPoint Systems
5.36 TrakLok International
5.37 Trimble
5.38 Zest Labs (Ecoark)

6 Rest of World solution providers

6.1 Arknav
6.2 CartaSense
6.3 ContGuard
6.4 Ctrack (Inseego)
6.5 Eliron
6.6 Envotech
6.7 Globaltrack
6.8 Loginno Logistic Innovation
6.9 Pointer Telocation
6.10 Queclink Wireless Solutions
6.11 Satlock
6.12 Starcom Systems
6.13 Swinnus
6.14 Tracertrak (Pivotel)
6.15 ZIM


List of Figures

Figure 1.1: Index for GDP and international merchandise trade (World 1981-2015)
Figure 1.2: Merchandise trade by region (World 2015)
Figure 1.3: External trade by mode of transport (EU-28 2014)
Figure 1.4: Container port throughput (World 1999-2014)
Figure 1.5: Top 10 container ports (World 2015)
Figure 1.6: Top 10 air cargo ports (World 2015)
Figure 1.7: Container flows
Figure 1.8: Intermodal container fleet by type (World 2015)
Figure 1.9: Intermodal container fleet size (World 2006-2015)
Figure 1.10: Container manufacturer market shares (World 2015)
Figure 1.11: Container fleet ownership structure (World 2015)
Figure 1.12: Top 10 container shipping companies (World October 2016)
Figure 1.13: Top container leasing companies (World 2015/2016)
Figure 1.14: Cargo trailer fleet by region (World 2014)
Figure 1.15: Examples of ULD pallet and container form factors
Figure 1.16: Annual air cargo growth rates by major market (World 2015)
Figure 1.17: Top 10 air cargo airlines (World 2015)
Figure 1.18: The transport chain
Figure 2.1: Real-time trailer and cargo container tracking infrastructure overview
Figure 2.2: Examples of trailer and cargo container tracking device form factors
Figure 2.3: Data interfaces used by container tracking units
Figure 2.4: Mobile operators by M2M subscriber base (World Q2-2016)
Figure 2.5: Example of trailer and cargo container tracking service segment
Figure 2.6: Examples of supply chain programs and initiatives (World 2016)
Figure 2.7: Stakeholder benefits through Cassandra data sharing and risk assessment
Figure 3.1: Trailer and cargo container tracking device shipments (World 2015-2020)
Figure 3.2: Trailer tracking device shipments by region (World 2015-2020)
Figure 3.3: Major cargo loading unit tracking vendors (Q4-2015)
Figure 3.4: Major trailer tracking vendors (Q4-2015)
Figure 3.5: Major intermodal container tracking vendors (Q4-2015)
Figure 3.6: Data for selected trailer and cargo container tracking industry players
Figure 3.7: M&As in the trailer and cargo container tracking space (2014-2016)
Figure 3.8: Overview of Maersk Line's Remote Container Management (RCM)
Figure 3.9: Examples of telecom players offering cargo container and trailer tracking
Figure 4.1: European solution providers (A-D)
Figure 4.2: European solution providers (E-Z)
Figure 4.3: Kizy Tracking's K-1 GSM tracker device
Figure 4.4: Mecomo's mecSOLAR solar-powered tracking device
Figure 4.5: SAVVY Synergy Enterprise and associated hardware devices
Figure 4.6: Schmitz Cargobull's TrailerConnect telematics hardware
Figure 5.1: North American solution providers (A-E)
Figure 5.2: North American solution providers (F-T)
Figure 5.3: 7PSolutions' GL200 multi-function asset tracker and EMM probe
Figure 5.4: Overview of PalleTech's solution
Figure 5.5: Purfresh active atmosphere panels
Figure 5.6: Sendum's PT300 package tracker
Figure 5.7: T24 Defence's Shadow tracking device
Figure 5.8: TekTrap Systems' CargoKeeper solution overview
Figure 6.1: Rest of World solution providers
Figure 6.2: Pointer's CelloTrack Nano and external Bluetooth LE MultiSense device
Figure 6.3: Satlock's USAT C and USAT G electronic seals
Figure 6.4: Swinnus' ConTracer & iLock series of container tracking & security devices

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  • 7PSolutions
  • Ctrack (Inseego)
  • Hi-G-Tek
  • Novacom
  • Satlock
  • Tracertrak (Pivotel)
  • MORE

The world’s leading M2M/IoT market research provider, today released a new market report covering the cargo tracking market. The number of active tracking devices deployed for cargo loading units including trailers, intermodal containers, air cargo containers, cargo boxes and pallets reached 2.9 million worldwide in 2015. Growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 23.2 percent, this number is expected to reach 8.1 million by 2020.

The North American trailer telematics market is the most developed segment, followed by intermodal container tracking which has achieved considerable growth in the past years. Berg Insight ranks ORBCOMM as the largest vendor of tracking solutions for cargo loading units, having a significant installed base of trailers as well as containers. The company has been highly involved in M&A activity related to real-time asset tracking, including acquisitions such as Euroscan and WAM Technologies. The latter was involved as a subcontractor in AT&T’s major project for Maersk which has rolled out a system for real-time tracking of its entire fleet of 270,000 refrigerated containers.

The North American trailer telematics market is dominated by ORBCOMM, SkyBitz, Omnitracs, Spireon and I.D. Systems, while leading Europe-based players include Idem Telematics, Blue Tree Systems, Schmitz Cargobull and Novacom. Notable providers moreover include FreightWatch International and Numerex, having the lion’s share of their installed bases in the general cargo and container tracking segments respectively. Other major players in the container tracking space for example include Envotech and Savi Technology, while major vendors in the segment of air freight cargo tracking include OnAsset Intelligence and Sendum Wireless. Market adoption is in the medium term affected by a number of different factors. “Battery life is a challenge especially for container tracking applications and breakthroughs within battery technology can help drive adoption on the market”, said Rickard Andersson, Senior Analyst, Berg Insight.

He adds that the emerging area of Low-Power Wide-Area (LPWA) network technologies such as Sigfox, NB-IoT and LoRaWAN can have a positive effect on this market segment. “LPWA technologies’ promise of long battery life and low hardware cost can be especially beneficial for dry containers which are inherently more power-starved compared with reefer containers and trailers, at the same time as the business case for tracking is less obvious than for refrigerated transports”, concludes Mr. Andersson.

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  • 7PSolutions
  • AEON Customs Consultancy
  • AT&T
  • Agheera
  • Arknav
  • Arviem
  • Ayantra
  • Blue Tree Systems
  • CSB Technologies
  • CalAmp
  • CargoGuard
  • CartaSense
  • ContGuard
  • Ctrack (Inseego)
  • DHL
  • DeWalt
  • Digi International
  • Digital Communications Technologies
  • e2e Logistics Consulting
  • EPSa
  • Eliron
  • Emerson
  • Envotech
  • Fleetilla
  • FreightWatch International
  • Geoforce
  • Global Tracking Technology
  • Globalstar
  • Globaltrack
  • Globe Tracker International
  • Hi-G-Tek
  • Honeywell Global Tracking.
  • I.D Systems
  • Idem Telematics
  • Identec Solutions
  • Intelyt
  • KPN
  • Kirsen Global Security
  • Kizy Tracking
  • Locus Traxx (Emerson).
  • Loginno Logistic Innovation
  • Loksys Solutions
  • Macnil (Zucchetti Group)
  • Masternaut
  • Mecomo
  • Novacom
  • Numerex
  • Omnitracs
  • OnAsset Intelligence
  • Ovinto
  • PakSense (Emerson)
  • PalleTech
  • Pointer Telocation
  • Powers International
  • Purfresh
  • Quake Global
  • Queclink Wireless Solutions
  • RSAE Labs
  • SAVVY Telematic Systems
  • Satlock
  • Savi Technology
  • Schmitz Cargobull
  • SecureSystem
  • Sendum Wireless
  • SkyBitz
  • Spireon
  • Starcom Systems
  • Swinnus
  • Sycada
  • T24 Defence
  • TekTrap Systems
  • Tracertrak (Pivotel)
  • TrackPoint Systems
  • TrakLok International
  • Transics (WABCO)
  • Trimble
  • Trusted
  • Ubidata
  • Xmetra
  • Yellowfish (Fleetmonitor)
  • ZIM
  • ZOCA Container Security
  • Zenatek
  • Zest Labs (Ecoark)
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The Internet of Things is very diverse. There are hundreds of different use cases, each with different dynamics. The starting point is to segment the market. The start with a  number of sectors: Automotive, Cities, Health, Industry, Home, Industrial, Energy, Retail and Consumer Electronics. Each of those sectors breaks down into a number of applications. In total across all sectors, the analyst examines around 150 separate applications. It is at this application level that they generate their IoT forecast. The analyst builds reliable data bottom-up. They take into consideration the current adoption rate, regulations, demographics, vertical-specific statistics, value chain structure, etc.

The rigorous data collection methods are based on first-hand and secondary sources. The analyst conducts many hundreds of executive interviews on a yearly basis with companies from all parts of the IoT value chain.  They talk to on a regular basis all major mobile operator groups and regulators as well as the chipset, module, and terminal vendors. They also interview many companies in each of the vertical markets.