Vodafone, Deloitte to Create Autonomous Cargo-Monitoring Service

The new service will automatically verify the content and movement of cargo

Scarlett Evans, Assistant Editor, IoT World Today

December 18, 2023

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The service will automatically verify the content and movement of cargo

Deloitte is working alongside Pairpoint, Vodafone’s economy of things business with Sumitomo, and asset-intelligence company Nexxiot to create a new autonomous freight service. 

The new service will automatically verify data collected on the movement and content of cargo, which the companies said would “expedite the digital transformation of the logistics sector.” 

Under the partnership, Pairpoint will bring its Digital Asset Broker (DAB) platform for asset tracking, Deloitte will provide its Know Your Cargo platform which enables autonomous collection of asset data and Nexxiot will bring its freight solutions, including smart connected sensors. 

The collaboration responds to recent legislation requiring companies to report the origins and movements of goods to ensure supply chain transparency.

According to the partners, the project will help turn shipping containers into “intelligent agents” that can connect to other smart devices in the logistics industry. 

“Through this collaboration, we aim to offer significant advantages to stakeholders in the logistics sector by promoting surety and provenance of data in the shipping industry,” said Jorge Bento, Pairpoint’s CEO. “Our goal is to enhance the efficiency of maritime logistics and streamline goods clearing customs and ports without introducing additional risk.”

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“Our strategic collaboration with Deloitte, Vodafone and Sumitomo Corp. aligns with our vision to enable smart assets out of existing shipping containers and railcars,” said Stefan Kalmund, Nexxiot’s CEO. “We aim to identify operational inefficiencies or safety concerns while providing data provenance to various stakeholders, including shippers, carriers, port authorities and trade financing partners. 

“This is a significant step in supporting the digital economy of connected cargo and global goods movement.”

About the Author(s)

Scarlett Evans

Assistant Editor, IoT World Today

Scarlett Evans is the assistant editor for IoT World Today, with a particular focus on robotics and smart city technologies. Scarlett has previous experience in minerals and resources with Mine Australia, Mine Technology and Power Technology. She joined Informa in April 2022.

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