Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Traxens equips Indonesian shipping firm with smart telematics

Steve Rogerson
June 18, 2019



French logistics and supply chain company Traxens has equipped the smart reefer containers of Indonesian NVOCC company PT TKSolusindo with its patented telematics tracking technology.
 
PT TKSolusindo is a non-vessel operating common carrier (NVOCC) in Indonesia, a country made up of 17,000 islands, where domestic container trade is essential in the daily life of inhabitants.
 
The containers, delivered from the Taicang and Qingdao factories of China International Marine Containers (CIMC), were equipped with Traxens’ smart products in only a few days. These now bring PT TKSolusindo and its clients visibility of shipped cargo in the controlled-atmosphere containers throughout all logistical legs of the journey.
 
Traxens’ technology addresses key problems in the shipping industry faced by asset owners and cargo owners. With the support of telematics, asset owners can control costs and develop more agile business problem solving, while cargo owners can keep track of their containers, bringing improved business processes and decision-making capabilities.
 
Reduced operational costs, improved supply chain efficiency, enhanced security and the opportunity to extend offerings to customers are among the benefits gained through the technology. The whole shipping ecosystem, including ports, freight forwarders, insurance and financial institutions, can also benefit from the value-added data gathered.
 
“Traxens’s novel technology is a great addition to the services we provide to our customers, who are keen on staying informed about their cargo’s whereabouts and conditions at all times,” said Glenn Manoppo from PT TKSolusindo. “The reasonable and competitive pricing offered by Traxens was important in our decision when selecting the right partner for the digital transformation of our operations.”
 
Traxens’ portfolio for the reefer industry comprises the company’s reefer fleet management and reefer door-to-door monitoring cloud-based applications via the Traxens Hub, which collects data from Traxens Box devices installed on containers.
 
 “We are delighted that our reefer tracking technology was chosen by PT,” said Jacques Delort, managing director of Traxens. “TKSolusindo and we believe that our solution will support the company with the digital transformation of its shipping business. We look forward to further co-operations in Asia, a region where domestic and international shipping is crucial for economic success.”
 
PT TKSolusindo is a subsidiary of PT Kiat Ananda Group, which became the first integrated services provider for refrigerated goods in Indonesia. PT TKSolusindo specialises in domestic inter-island transport using reefer containers to reach other areas in Indonesia to distribute its customers’ goods.
 
The company was set up in 2014, and is now the largest NVOCC in Indonesia with major customers including international brands such as Unilever, Pizza Hut, Starbucks, Yakult Probiotic, Kentucky Fried Chicken and Greenfield Diary, as well as local brands such as Hypermart Retail, Hero Retail, Transmart Retail and Charoen Pokphand Indonesia.
 
PT TKSolusindo manages more than 500 fleets, generators and trucking.