SeaCube Selects Carrier Lynx Fleet Solution To Deliver Enhanced Digital Capabilities
SeaCube Containers LLC and Carrier Transicold announced a strategic engagement with a refrigerated asset management systems platform.
As a result, SeaCube will be the first intermodal equipment rental company to integrate Carrier’s LynxTM Fleet solution into its fleet with an initial deployment of 2,000 units of PrimeLINETM reefer containers. Carrier Transicold is part of Carrier Global Corporation (NYSE: CARR), the world’s leading provider of healthy, safe and sustainable construction and cold chain solutions.
The Lynx Fleet solution includes proprietary technology that monitors refrigeration unit performance and provides actionable early warning diagnostics and predictive analytics down to the machine component level. The Carrier Lynx Fleet system will provide much more detailed machine performance analysis capabilities compared to other telematics platforms in the market using integrated sensor data feeds.
This digital engagement between SeaCube, a global leader in refrigeration equipment rental, and Carrier Transicold, will promote greater flexibility and data-rich intelligence reporting throughout the cold chain.
SeaCube describes itself as a technology thought leader in the industry and has a longer term goal of offering telematics as the standard for leased reefer container units. The addition of Lynx Fleet enables a data-driven rental model, which leverages asset health data and analytics to extend asset life and optimize asset performance, which is another pioneering approach in this domain.
“This is an exciting step forward for SeaCube as we move towards realizing our vision of telematics as a standard within our reefer fleet,” said Bob Sappio, CEO of SeaCube. “We are confident that Lynx Fleet offerings will help improve our own operational metrics and resonate with our customers to help them achieve peak reefer performance and act on data driven insights.”
Lynx Fleet will offer forecasting and data analytics with differentiating features such as:
- Improved fleet uptime through unit health analysis and prognosis using unique Carrier features with proprietary technology including machine sensor protocols;
- Reduced operating costs and reduced maintenance and repair costs by optimizing performance with the functionalities of the preventive maintenance platform;
- Increased value through less deterioration of cargo and possible reduction in insurance costs.
“We are confident that Lynx Fleet will improve connectivity throughout the cold chain, increase visibility, provide predictive analytics and accelerate data-driven decisions,” said Kartik Kumar, vice president and general manager, Global Container Refrigeration, Carrier.
Lynx digital platform applies advanced Internet of Things (IoT) analytics, machine learning, and various big data technologies to connect the cold chain in the cloud, automate key processes, and provide visibility and insights in real time throughout the journey of the cargo.
Lynx Fleet is one of many solutions offered by Carrier’s healthy, safe and sustainable cold chain program to preserve and protect the supply of food, medicines and vaccines.
Sea News, April 20