IoT Maritime Case Study
Sateliot, the pioneer in 5G standard satellite connectivity from space, has partnered with Sensefinity, a prominent IoT solution provider for asset tracking and end-to-end solutions, to introduce global 5G NB-IoT satellite connectivity for smart containers.
This groundbreaking collaboration enables the transmission of real-time data from 1,000 smart containers, revolutionizing container maintenance and repairs for medium shipping companies and leading to substantial cost savings.
Lack of coverage and the high cost are the two challenges that dominate the maritime shipping industry.
Traditional geostationary satellites offer limited global coverage, hindering real-time data transmission from containers at high seas. With legacy satellite transmission costs adding significant expenses to shipping companies, the lack of real-time data hampers their ability to prevent cargo damage and avoid costly claims and lawsuits.
By leveraging Sateliot's full 5G NB-IoT satellite constellation that deployed in Low-Earth-Orbit (LEO), Sensefinity will be able to gain the ability to provide near real-time reporting on various container parameters, including location, temperature, humidity, vibration, and container breach.
This comprehensive data empowers shipping companies with enhanced control over transported goods, enabling them to address potential damages proactively and prevent losses due to cargo-related issues.
Meanwhile, to ensure the scalability and success of this transformative project, Sateliot's virtual core service is built in collaboration with AWS, a leading cloud service provider. The partnership with multiple ecosystem players enhances the robustness and reliability of the solution, paving the way for a more connected and sustainable shipping industry.
The seamless 5G NB-IoT satellite connectivity unlocks a range of high-impact use cases for smart containers. This includes receiving notifications when a container falls into the ocean, early alerts for fires inside containers, warnings for cold-chain breaks concerning sensitive cargo like food and medicines, and comprehensive reporting on container impacts and damages.
Apart from that, it will also improve the cost savings and bring more sustainability benefits for shipping companies. By reducing damage claims, lawsuits, and food waste, maritime shipping businesses can grow in a sustainable manner while also minimizing carbon emissions.
The collaboration between Sateliot and Sensefinity marks a pivotal moment in cargo shipping with the introduction of 5G NB-IoT satellite connectivity for smart containers. By harnessing near real-time data transmission capabilities, shipping companies can save millions of dollars annually on container maintenance and repairs.
Additionally, the partnership contributes to reducing food waste, curbing carbon emissions, and promoting sustainable growth in the maritime shipping industry.
This case study exemplifies how cutting-edge satellite technology can revolutionize critical industries, making them more efficient, cost-effective, and environmentally conscious.