Hyundai MM introduces IoT (Internet of Things) technology to upgrade refer container service, starting its trial operation from Aug. 21.
The application of refer container IoT technology enables one click to not only check the change in temperature in real time but also control it at any place where internet surrounding is available although previously it could have been checked only onboard the ship.
The crew members onboard the existing ships used to check temperature of refer container cargoes every 12 hours and directly report the same to cargo receivers. In particular, it is most important that refer containers should steadily keep a certain level of temperature until arriving at final destination while passing through the hot and cold areas. Hence the application of IoT technology keeps cargo fresher, likely further upgrading service quality.
Hyundai will handle ten refer containers on trial, and upon its comprehensive review on cost saving based on analysis results including big data for service upgrading and for expansion, it will ascertain the introduction of IoT technology. It is possible to share information collected on every kind of cargo through IoT in the way that block chain now under study can be used in combination. Hence IoT project is set to be positively pursued.
A Hyundai official said: “Hyundai considers diverse plans to use IT including introduction of IoT in a move to upgrade service quality. Hyundai will play a leading role in an era of 4th Industrial Revolution by applying the cutting edge IT technologies to shipping service.”