Logistics company HOYER is upgrading its entire tank container fleet with a new, state-of-the-art telematics system.

The system is described by the Hamburg-based business as the ‘next stage in worldwide logistics management,’ offering solutions to control, monitor, analyse and optimise logistical processes, saving costs and improving the existing fleet’s utilisation.

The new Smart Logistics telematics system monitors the pressure, temperature, filling level and density parameters of Hoyer’s goods in transit, as well as general geographic location.

Dutch systems provider Intermodal Telematics BV, who developed the software, also exclusively designed a non-invasive, patented, level measuring system as part of HOYER’s new digital implementation.

The video (below) explains some of the main features of the new Smart Logistics system.

Source: HOYER Group

Around 5,000 tank containers in HOYER’s 37,000-strong fleet have already been upgraded, with a further 8,000 vessels set to get the modernisation each year going forward.

Customers can access this data via an online web portal that includes automatic monitoring and real-time alerts should there be a deviation in the logistics process.

Hoyer Group’s Director Business Unit Netlog Heiko Rumfeld said that this development will “set new standards in transport and in networking customers, suppliers and goods in transit.”

“Digitising the logistics chain is a global challenge that HOYER has taken on board by implementing a highly-specialised telematics solution,” he added.

Telematics is an interdisciplinary field that encompasses telecommunications, vehicular technologies, road transportation, road safety, electrical engineering and computer science. More companies within the industrial gas industry are turning to digital technologies to improve their service offerings as the world continues to become more connected via digital platforms.