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Ocean Freight

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DB SCHENKERSmartBox uses sensors and GPS systems to monitor your ocean freight consignments. You can access all key data online and track your shipment throughout the entire transport process.

DB SCHENKERsmartbox can continually collect and display data on the following parameters:

  • Geographical location
  • Temperature inside containers
  • Humidity inside containers
  • Amount of light inside containers
  • Container inclination
  • G-force
  • Container door alarm (door open or closed)
  • Movement inside containers

All data is sent to the www.dbschenkersmartbox.com Web portal, where you can access the full range of information on your consignment.

Your benefits:

  • Continual data collection along the entire transport chain provides you with a complete overview of your shipment. You can quickly and easily identify the time and location of any deviations from predefined values.
  • Significantly greater safety/security for valuable cargo translates into lower insurance rates for you.
  • You’ve had problems with damage to your shipments in the past? DB SCHENKERsmartbox can quickly provide you with information on where such damage occurs and how you can prevent it in the future.

You can choose the DB SCHENKERsmartbox variant that best meets your needs:

DB SCHENKERsmartbox premium
  • Constant monitoring of temperature, humidity, G-force, movements, vibrations, and container inclination

  • The DB SCHENKERSmartBox premium device monitors routes using geofencing, a telematics solution in which a container is only permitted to move within a predefined area.

  • Any attempt to open the container is immediately registered and reported.

  • The Advanced Air & Ocean Tracking feature also lets you track each unit individually in real time on the Web.

DB SCHENKERsmartbox light
  • Constant monitoring of temperature, humidity, G-force, lighting conditions, vibrations, and container inclination
  • The software system allows you to define your own thresholds for each parameter. Any values that exceed the thresholds are recorded and documented.

DB SCHENKERsmartbox easy 1 and easy 2
  • Constant monitoring of temperature (DB SCHENKERsmartbox easy 1) or temperature and humidity (DB SCHENKERsmartbox easy 2)
  • All results are saved and can be easily exported via a USB connection after the consignment arrives at its destination.
  • The exact time of each measurement is also recorded.
  • A system chart provides you with an overview of all measurements and any deviations from predefined tolerance ranges.

DB SCHENKERsmartbox easypharma
  • Certified solution designed especially for pharmaceutical industry requirements
  • Constant monitoring of temperature and humidity
  • All recorded data can be read easily using a USB connection.
  • Expanded memory allows for up to 32,000 measurements that you can access via eServices or the DB Schenker website.

DB SCHENKERsmartbox logistics
  • Constant monitoring of temperature and humidity in normal or cold-storage warehouses
  • All measurement data is transferred and saved to a database in real time.
  • You benefit from precise measurement accuracy and easy data transfer.
  • An alarm is automatically triggered if temperature or humidity values move above or below predefined thresholds.

DB SCHENKERsmartbox individuals

Customized solutions for all modes of transport and applications along the entire supply chain. We work with you to find the best solution in line with your specific quality-monitoring requirements.

DB SCHENKERsmartbox, DB Schenker

Examples of how you can benefit from DB SCHENKERsmartbox:

Export of food: DDP port of destination

Requirements: Temperature below 20°C, max. humidity of 65%

Recorded data:

  • Container closed — ok
  • No movement in container — ok
  • No light alarm — ok
  • No container inclination — ok
  • Temperature alarm — triggered
  • Humidity alarm — triggered

Immediate measures taken:

  • Inspection of condition of goods at the port of destination
  • No customs duties paid in the event of damage
  • Rapid arrangement of a replacement shipment
  • Proactive information sent to purchaser

Customer benefits :

  • Immediate inspection of your goods prevents a situation in which you might end up paying customs duties for damaged merchandise. This reduce your costs.
  • Timely notification of the consignor and consignee enables a replacement shipment to be arranged quickly.

Export of wooden goods: CFR port of destination

Requirements: Max. humidity of 70%

Recorded data:

  • Container closed — ok
  • No movement in container — ok
  • No light alarm — ok
  • No container inclination — ok
  • No temperature alarm — ok
  • No humidity alarm — ok

Measures taken in the event of a customer complaint :

  • Report summary via www.dbschenkersmartbox.com
  • Purchaser’s invoice deduction declared unjustified

Customer benefits :

  • Thanks to documented data, you can be sure that all transport requirements have been met.
  • All data is made available to you, which means you can use it to counter any complaints made by purchasers.

Export of general goods: CFR port of destination

Recorded data:

  • Container closed — ok
  • No movement in container — ok
  • No light alarm — ok
  • No container inclination alarm — ok
  • Impact alarm — triggered
  • No temperature alarm — ok
  • No humidity alarm — ok

Measures taken:

  • Report summary via www.dbschenkersmartbox.com
  • Localization of alarms/damage
  • Inspection of condition of goods at the port of destination
  • Follow-up measures for subsequent transports — e.g. avoidance of transshipment ports, inspection of packing materials, …

Customer benefits :

  • All damaged goods are immediately inspected and reported; you can react quickly.
  • We take every alarm seriously and analyze it in detail in order to ensure you’ll be able to benefit from better services in the future.

Export of high-value goods: DDU port of destination

Recorded data:

  • Container open — alarm triggered
  • Movement in container — alarm triggered
  • No light alarm — ok
  • No container inclination alarm — ok
  • No temperature alarm — ok
  • No humidity alarm — ok

Measures taken:

  • Inspection by security firm or port authority
  • Immediate police/port authority investigation

Customer benefits :

  • Recorded measurement data saves you the time and cost of having to reconstruct events in order to determine when potential criminal activity may have occurred.
  • Alarms are immediately triggered, which means action can quickly be taken to prevent even greater damage.

Last modified: 15.09.2014

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