Cargo shipments are not 100% safe, there are many thefts, damages, delays and other causes for significant revenue loss when shipping your valuables overseas. There is a solution. Cargo security requires logistical and technical expertise.
Valuable cargo is shipped at sea for many days and anything can happen to it, and indeed it does. Currently loss rates per year are approximately US$30 billion according to FBI reports.
Besides theft, which cause direct loss of revenue, industries with sensitive products such as food and chemicals that require refrigerated containers suffer from temperature drops due to delays, hits, shocks and other causes, which are not resolved immediately.
Keeping the cargo safe requires the utmost attention to all details along its global shipment process, and there are many details to cover, such as the specific customer needs, the cargo type, the crate type, the shipment route and stops along the way, the final destination, regulations restrictions and special handling; all needs to be taken into consideration. When monitoring cargo specific information on the cargo has to be gathered, each customer has to be personally briefed and each monitoring device has to be customized for the shipment’s requirements. Full service, in all aspects, personal and technological, is essential for every step of the way until and even after the cargo reaches its destination in order to ensure the safe delivery of goods.
Shipping consists of a several sequential processes that are dependent on each other. Each step includes specific parameters such as the cargo type, the crate required, the content endurance, the right temperature & humidity level, the logistical process for passing through different countries, the best route, certificates needed - all these and more are part of the process. When monitoring the cargo, an experienced understanding of these processes is required for a better and more efficient coverage, with less room for faults.
Today’s technology can provide various tools for cargo monitoring and data processing and control, but due to the complexity of merging all information and providing the right, customized, prioritized and accurate data to the cargo owner in a user friendly way, requires a sophisticated, modular, fast and innovative platform.
Global technological monitoring service
A comprehensive solution for 100% security must include a combination of aspects:
4. Data processing
1. Knowledge - Monitoring and handling of the shipment requires deep knowledge in various fields, in addition to the shipment process itself. In order to cover the various types of incidents which can occur to the cargo along the way, many factors need to be taken into consideration. Full coverage monitoring requires knowledge in logistics, industries, business, technology, data processing, international law, insurance, import and export, customs and more. There is also a need to stay current with the rapid changes in the shipping industry, technology and legislative requirements.
2. Service - There are currently hundreds of thousands of TEUs at sea worldwide on their way to their destinations carrying valuable products. Monitoring in such dimensions require a planned, pre calculated and well spread array of services world-wide. The logistical procedures required to handle all this cargo must work as a well-oiled machine with no room for errors. On one hand providing full attention to each customer with customized monitoring and reporting, and on the other hand viewing the full picture and centralizing all data for immediate processing.
3. Technology - Only the best technology can handle such demands - customized monitoring for each cargo, alerting on various types of incidents, data processing on a global scale and providing real-time access to cargo status 24/7 via a user friendly tool.
4. Data processing - Immediacy is everything. When something happens to your cargo every minute counts. Whether the temperature drops or the products receive a shock, and surely in times of theft, immediate alert can save a significant amount of money. With real-time data processing and defined parameter thresholds, immediate alerts are sent with clear accurate information, as well as visuals and descriptions that can trigger the customer’s immediate action needed to save the cargo’s content.
Supply chain efficiency
How ContGuard does it - Our full service, your full control
ContGuard is a global company that provides advanced security solutions, and real-time information on containers traveling across the world.
We have developed a unique and technologically advanced platform for operating a control system and logistics services, providing clients with a comprehensive targeted monitoring and enforcement solution for their valuable cargo.
Keeping your cargo safe is keeping your business. ContGuard's experts, global service and state of the art technological tools can help you stay in business. Contact us for more details:
Saving of revenue
Peace of mind
Real-time 24/7 information
Receiving a full picture on the inventory in transit
Full security solution - A customized monitoring unit sends real-time data of your cargo directly to your hand-held device
The monitoring software collects and processes the incoming data from every monitored container, day and night
Control centers are manned with qualified staff that will watch your cargo 24/7 and provide proactive immediate support in case of any alerts or emergency situations
Multiplatform client interface is a 24 hour online platform that enables easy access to real-time client cargo information via the web, downloadable applications and email.