The Port of Rotterdam has developed a hyper-intelligent container: Container 42. The container is fitted with a range of sensors and measuring equipment. During the two-year round-the-world trip, Container 42 is collecting data in order to enable the port to undergo a digital transformation.
Imbema enhanced Container 42 with its SBS Lock Solution. According to a statement, this advanced high-end lock fits in perfectly with the Port of Rotterdam’s ambition. The container lock can be used to check when, where and by whom the container has been opened. The lock also makes it possible to personalise or block access to the container. With the help of geofencing, it is possible to open the lock only at set locations, such as at customs.
During the Transport Logistic trade fair, Imbema’s Business Unit Manager (SBS), Manolo de la Fuente, came across Container 42. He was surprised that the container was yet to include security measures and suggested installing an advanced SBS container lock.
Manolo de la Fuente said: “Erwin Rademaker from Container 42 and I met each other at the T&L trade fair in Munich. I asked him where the high-quality lock was which protected all the high-tech equipment in the container, and his response came as a shock. Luckily, we were able to help Container 42 with a lock that’s installed on the inside of the container and which can be opened or closed in a personalised manner using a transponder or a pin code.”
Erwin Rademaker, Port of Rotterdam Programme Manager stated: “A smart lock at the inside of of Container 42 is a revolutionary concept in container logistics. While in transport, Container 42 will be secured and locked all the time instead of being at risk of easily being opened from the outside. This is an example of the kind of mind shift thinking cargo owners have been waiting for, I think.”