SeaCube Containers LLC will be the first intermodal equipment leasing company to incorporate Carrier Transicold’s Lynx Fleet solution into its fleet with an initial deployment of 2,000 PrimeLINE refrigerated units.
The two companies have entered into a strategic refrigerated asset management systems platform engagement which aims to drive greater flexibility and data-rich intelligence reporting across the supply chain.
Bob Sappio, CEO of SeaCube, said: “This is an exciting step forward for SeaCube as we move toward realising our vision of telematics as a standard within our reefer fleet.
“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.”
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.
Compared to other telematics platforms on the market the Carrier Lynx Fleet system offered a more detailed machine performance analysis thanks to integrated sensor machine data feeds.
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.