Sony Network Communications Europe will expand its business dedicated to logistics technology through a collaboration with Ocean Network Express (“ONE”). The collaboration centres around the development of a new smart container solution intended to be implemented across ONE’s global container fleet – the sixth largest container shipping line in the world.
Currently, Sony Network Communications Europe is active in the logistics technology space through the Visilion cargo and asset tracking solution. Like the cargo and asset tracking solution, the new smart container solution will benefit from Sony’s leading expertise in innovating with world-class sensing and connectivity technologies. The collaboration will combine Sony’s technological expertise with ONE’s extensive cargo shipping experience to break new ground in logistics technology.
“We are honoured to collaborate with ONE and are dedicated to creating a solution that can help carriers take their global operations to the next level,” says Erik Lund, Head of the Tracking Division, Visilion, Sony Network Communications Europe. “The real-time insights gained across ONE’s fleet will allow them to further optimise their shipping business and in doing so, improve customer service. We look forward to working together and creating the future of logistics.”
The smart container solution will be designed to enable ONE to have greater visibility of their containers. A more detailed picture of their container fleet will help ONE remove guesswork, make better, faster decisions and orchestrate their fleet more efficiently and proactively.
“From its very inception, ONE is a business that believes in the value of collaboration,” says Hiroki Tsujii, Managing Director, Product & Network at Ocean Network Express. “Now, together with Sony, we are excited to create the future of container shipping.
This is a future where we have access to the insights we need to offer our customers a higher quality of service to forge a new standard of process excellence. The development of this smart container solution will combine the very best from experts in our respective fields. Our joint mission will aim to push the limits of what we are capable of with innovative logistics technologies.”
Customers will also stand to benefit from using a logistics service with a connected container fleet. With smart containers, ONE and other carriers can expand their service capabilities to include live updates throughout an entire shipment journey. It can also provide more reliable shipping data for easy, transparent communication with stakeholders.