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[post_content] => Intermodal Telematics (IMT), the biggest supplier of telematics technology for the tank container sector, provides generic and tailor-made telematics hardware and software solutions. To date, more than 40,000 sensors have been installed on tank containers worldwide. Based in the Netherlands, IMT offers smart sensor technology and a software platform with which operators, container manufacturers, lessors and shippers obtain the insights to improve their product quality, efficiency and safety. The sensors are all ATEX-certified for operations in explosive atmospheres.
A team of 12 hardware engineers, 35 software engineers and in-house assembly line provide IMT customers the best products with the highest quality. The company’s sensors and platform improve operating efficiencies, secure quality of cargo and provide track history of all relevant data of each container; location, temperature, pressure, full/empty, heating and load/unload data. These data monitoring and retrieval leads to transparency of transport, safety, quality and integrity control, flexibility and efficiency as well as management by exception. IMT states it sets the standard in smart sensor technology.
Nantong Tank Container (NTtank) is a China-based tank container manufacturer offering expertise in building various types of tank containers. NTtank’s annual capacity is 10,000 units, including 8,000 standard units and 2,000 specials. According to the latest ITCO tank container fleet survey, NTtank manufactured 8,500 units in 2018, an 85 per cent utilisation rate. Its main customers include lessors such as Eurotainer, Exsif Worldwide, Seaco and Trifleet, and operators including Stolt, Hoyer, ITT and Suttons.
NTtank established a relationship with IMT by choosing IMT’s ‘pre-kit’ to install on all its tank containers, at no extra cost for newbuilds. Additionally, NTtank will become the exclusive sales agent in China (excluding tank container manufacturers) of IMT’s telematics solutions portfolio.
Installing the pre-kit to change tank containers into smart tanks takes only five minutes. The IMT pre-kit includes a digital thermometer (Type WT17-Ex) and a bracket for the easy installation of the communication and location terminal (CLT). With the installed pre-kit including the digital thermometer, the temperature can be checked in °C and °F on the tank container with an accuracy of 0.3°C and no calibration is ever needed. IMT holds a patent on this non-calibration technology.
At the same time, a customer can upgrade its tank container into a smart tank container in less than five minutes. This is done by installing the CLT 17-Ex on the CLT-bracket and paying an activation fee for the WT17-Ex digital thermometer. Dethmer Drenth, managing director and founder of IMT, describes the simple CLT installation process simply as “screwing two bolts onto the CLT bracket which will be pre-installed by NTtank on every new tank container”.
When asked about the reasons why NTtank chose IMT as a partner to make its tank containers smart, Jie Huang, general manager at NTtank, says: “To make a tank container a smart tank container is a trend for the future of the tank container industry. We are devoting ourselves to developing more advanced, safer and smarter tank containers. IMT is a world-leading smart equipment supplier. We chose IMT to be our partner to cooperate with each other to help our customers and friends upgrade their tank containers based on both companies’ excellent products and worldwide service.”
[post_title] => IMT: Smart cooperation
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IMT has expanded its partnerships into China, striking a deal with NTtank to make all its new tank containers smart-ready, if not already smart-equipped