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19 September 2018 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 20:28 GMT+2



June 8, 2018

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The cetralized database BoxTech of the bic contains the technical details of 40% of the world-wide fleet of container

Al project has joined also the Mediterranean Shipping Company

In the cetralized database BoxTech, that it is created by the bic (Bureau International DES Containers ET du Transport Intermodal) in order to supply the owners and to the container users, included shippers, terminalisti and suppliers of solutions software, a platform in order to easy share the details of the containers, are anticipate the technical data of beyond ten million container, pairs to about 40% of the world-wide fleet of containers.

Succeeded Al of the initiative has contributed the adhesion to the project of the main companies of navigation of the field of the containerized marine transport. Between these, the time of the shipowning group Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC is time) that it has decided to participate to the platform recording own fleet of container on BoxTech. With adhesion of MSC, that it follows that of end 2017 of Maersk Line and CMA CGM, at less than two years from the start of the project happened to 2016 July hour the database contains the data of the fleets of container of the three first marine carriers of the field of line let alone those of hundred of other owners of containers and operators who use the platform, between which two of the first four societies of container leasing.

"We are enthusiastic - it has emphasized the general secretary of the bic, Douglas Owen - of the fact who the three puts up oceanic carriers of the world have recorded their fleets, having contributed so to return BoxTech a central platform for shippers, couriers, warehouses and other subjects to use in their every day operations". "During the last few years - it has added Owen - the field is changed because the carriers look more and more to the technology and the use of the data in order to promote the efficiency. Although the sharing of the data is something of slow in our field, in the past couple of years we have assisted to a collaboration unprecedented and a new opening to the use of common platforms".

"The organizations of all the world - it has still evidenced Owen - are saying that they want an open and impartial solution and are a demanded increasing to add to the database a greater number of data of other containerized companies of navigation. Our field wants to adopt this new way to work digital and collaborativo and encourages the remaining carriers and charters of container to as soon as possible record their fleets on the platform".

"The transparency and an access to the data simple and standardized - it has found André Simha, chief information officer of Mediterranean Shipping Company commenting the adhesion of the group to the project - are vital for many of the efforts of digitalisation in course in the field of the shipping. Therefore MSC supports the Global BoxTech totally Container Database and is pleased to load the details with our total fleet in order to expand this neutral platform nonprofit, that it has enormous a potential one in order to favor the efficiency in many areas".

Currently BoxTech has beyond 1.500 users who entrust themselves to the central archives given in order to obtain in efficient way the technical details of the container, as weight, type and tare, and in order to use adjoint functions recently as the verification of the state of property and to publish recovery warnings.

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