Dutch Port of Rotterdam is sending today the hyper-smart Container 42 on a two-year data-collecting mission around the world.
Before it embarks on the long journey, the container will be making its first stop in Munich, Germany, in early June. Here it will be presented to the public during the trade event Transport Logistic 2019 (TLM).
During this journey, the container – equipped with sensors and communications equipment – will be measuring changes in parameters like vibration, slope, position, sound, local air pollution, humidity and temperature.
The unit has also been fitted with solar panels, which can be used to determine how much power a container can generate during a given journey by ship, train or truck.