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Automatic identification of container disasters

WILHELMSHAVEN, OLDENBURG, ELSFLETH. “Lost freight poses a high risk for the environment,” says Professor Christian Denker of Jade University’s Department of Maritime Studies and Logistics in Elsfleth. That is why a tracking unit and a communication platform for sea freight containers was developed in collaboration with partners as part of the “ConTAD” (Smart Container Tracking And Accident Detection) research project. Much like the principle of a smartwatch, the system uses sensors to detect the “container overboard” status and thus prevent other ships from colliding with the floating box.

Credits: Jade University

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