MSC offers a range of technology solutions to their customer and is also at the forefront of debate around the digitalization of our industry and is increasingly introducing new solutions to take advantage of the latest trends advancing our sector, notably around smart containers.
MSC has launched a secure online portal to help customers manage their freight 24/7:
- Bookings & Shipping Instruction submissions
- Real-time information
- Download documents instantly
- VGM submissions for all customers all over the world
- Tracking information
- Consult Schedules
- Cut-off information
MSC continues to offer additional EDI solutions to customers. Each of our online products has been built to save you time and money, but it’s still important to check which one best suits your individual situation:
Moving shipping and logistics into the digital world
MSC is at the forefront of the debate in our industry on how to move the shipping and logistics sector into the digital world. Our Chief Information Officer Andre Simha is the Chairman of a new industry association, proposed by MSC and 4 other major shipping lines to help set up digital standards.
As well as believing in the importance of digital standardization, MSC is one of the main proponents of the smart containerization of our industry.
“MSC believes that the real-time tracking of containers is the future of the shipping industry” – Diego Aponte, President and CEO of MSC Group.
MSC partners with Traxens, a French technology company, to enhance supply chain management for shippers through unprecedented visibility of dry cargo flow from door to door, adding efficiency, safety and predictability.
What is a Smart Container?
A Smart Container is a standard container permanently fitted with electronics which transmit data (position, temperature, movement, shocks, door opening…) and near real-time events (Geofencing in/out site, late in/out site, door status…).
You can also know more about the condition of your cargo by placing additional sensors for temperature, shocks, humidity and more, within your cargo. These sensors are like traditional data loggers but you can see the values in real-time as the cargo travels across the planet.