SeaCube Containers LLC and Carrier Transcold have announced a strategic refrigerated asset management systems platform engagement.
The engagement will see SeaCube become the first intermodal equipment leasing company to incorporate Carrier’s Lynx Fleet solution into its fleet with an initial deployment of 2,000 PrimeLINE refrigerated container units.
The Lynx Fleet solution includes proprietary technology that monitors reefer unit performance and provides early warning actionable diagnostics and predictive analytics down to the level of the machine’s components. The Carrier Lynx Fleet system will provide much more detailed machine performance analysis capabilities compared to other telematics platforms on the market by using integrated sensor machine data feeds.
“This is an exciting step forward for SeaCube as we move toward realizing our vision of telematics as a standard within our reefer fleet,” said Bob Sappio, chief executive officer of SeaCube. “We are confident that the Lynx Fleet offerings will help drive improvements in our own operating metrics and resonate with our customers to help them achieve optimal reefer performance and act on data-driven insights.”
Kartik Kumar, vice president and general manager of global container refrigeration at Carrier Transicold, said: “We are confident that Lynx Fleet will enhance connectivity across the cold chain, increasing visibility, providing predictive analytics and driving faster data-driven decisions.”
Lynx Fleet will offer prognostics and data analytics with features that provide differentiation such as improved fleet uptime through health analytics and prognostics using Carrier-unique features and reduced operational costs and maintenance and repair expenses as a result of optimised performance. It can also provide incremental value through lower cargo spoilage and possible reduced insurance costs.
The Lynx digital platform applies advanced internet of things (IoT) analytics, machine learning and various big data technologies to connect the cold chain in the cloud, automate key processes and deliver real-time visibility and insights throughout the cargo’s journey.