Den Hartogh is equipping its entire TDI container fleet with GPS Temperature Telematics - providing live GPS positioning and temperature control.
This will enable the fleet to make data driven decisions in real time based on GPS positions, product temperature and heating settings.
“We want our customers to recognise and value our service of organising safe and reliable transport of bulk chemicals,” said Nils van der Poel, IT project manager. “For over 10 years, Den Hartogh has been working on various telematics projects.
“In close cooperation with customers, we have further introduced SMART containers to improve safety, cargo quality and give us more transport visibility. We always want to deliver a service that exceeds the market standards, and we see temperature monitoring and temperature control as an important way to guarantee the high standard we set ourselves in providing an optimal customer experience.”
Den Hartogh has a great deal of experience in telematics in all logistics processes.
The partnership with the Dutch-based telematics specialist, Intermodal Telematics (IMT), is perfectly in line with the ambition to take the next steps in providing smart logistics on our tank containers.
Peter Boodt, technical supervisor at Den Hartogh, added: “Our decision to work with IMT followed the proof of concept we conducted with the prime unit of IMT. Last winter, we had some tanks in northern Sweden.
“As you know, it’s dark there most of the day and there was a long period of heavy snowfall. In these tough conditions, IMT’s solar-powered CLT20-Ex (Communication and Location Terminal) continued to transmit its data, which obviously started to drain the batteries. However, when the snow started to melt after a long dark winter, the batteries recharged via the solar panel to reach their full capacity again.”