GPS Tracking for Shipping Containers

Implement GPS tracking for shipping containers with our long-lasting, battery-powered asset tracking devices.

Build a Better Container Tracking Solution

Track and protect intermodal containers of all shapes and sizes with location and movement history, movement alerts, impact detection, and more with our range of long-life battery-powered container GPS trackers.

GPS tracking for shipping containers is a cost-effective way to manage critical assets at scale. Digital Matter’s uniquely engineered, designed, and manufactured ultra-rugged container tracking devices are built to withstand the toughest environment and weather conditions, so you can rest assured that your assets can be reliably tracked no matter the location or conditions.

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“Deploy Once” Low-Power Design

Knowing that container tracking technologies not only need to make it through long journeys with your assets, our devices are also built with a long battery life and built-in battery management and monitoring capabilities, offering a trustworthy and substantial solution to your intermodal shipping container monitoring needs.

Our focus and expertise in low-power design significantly reduces the cost and complexity of device management and technical support. With industry-leading battery life, our battery-powered container GPS trackers perform better, last longer, and require minimal interaction once deployed and can be utilized on loading and unloading equipment, as well as unpowered assets, such as shipping containers and other asset materials.

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Smarter Movement-Based Tracking

Customize reporting frequency based on your specific container tracking use case and quickly apply parameter changes with Over-The-Air (OTA) updates.

Periodic Tracking – Reports location periodically throughout the day
Adaptive Tracking – Increases reporting frequency when your asset is on the move
Movement-Based Tracking – Real-time alerts if your asset moves 
Sleep Mode – Devices automatically enter a low-power state (sleep mode) when stationary to conserve data and battery life 

Container GPS Tracking Devices

Container GPS Tracking Device Features

Global Connectivity

Cellular (2G, 4G LTE-M/NB-IoT), LoRaWAN®, Sigfox and Bluetooth® Asset Tracking Solutions.

Long Battery Life

Over 10+ years of battery life with built-in battery life management. Battery life monitoring removes any guesswork from the process of operation. Battery life indicators and alerts ensure your IoT container tracking is seamless with continuous data.

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Indoor / Outdoor

GNSS, Wi-Fi AP MAC Address Scanning, and Cell Tower location solutions. Track critical assets indoors and outdoors with one device and eliminate the need for expensive RTLS gateways or beacons.

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LTE-M/NB-IoT Network Roaming

Supports automatic roaming between LTE-M and NB-IoT networks with minimal delay and marginal impact on battery life or performance (roaming SIM required).

Rugged & Weatherproof

Our container tracking IoT devices feature IP67 rated housing, which offers superior protection for all shipping container tracking devices and ensures they reliably operate in the most rugged conditions.

Periodic or Movement-Based

Receive location updates regularly throughout the day or only when movement occurs with smart adaptive tracking technology with shipping container GPS trackers.

Sleep Mode

Stationary devices enter sleep mode, switching the update rate to only once per day until movement occurs to conserve battery life and optimize data usage.

Impact Detection

Configure impact-detection alerts when g-forces are exceeded by a user-defined threshold.

Theft Recovery

Switch to Recovery Mode in the case of theft or loss to activate live-tracking at 30 second intervals for container retrieval.

Sensor Monitoring

Interface with a range of sensors such as temperature, humidity, moisture, depth and more.

Advanced Geofencing

Create custom geofences and alerts if a container enters or leaves specific locations. Geofences can also be downloaded directly to the device for enhanced location-based behaviors.

Easy Install

Multiple installation options for covertly securing devices to containers with screws, bolts, cable ties, rivets, and more.

Integrate with Any Container Tracing Software

Our flexible IoT container tracking integration options allow you to easily integrate GPS tracking for shipping containers into your current intermodal operations at scale. In addition, device grouping allows for convenient group-level management, providing tailored solutions for your ocean freight tracking system.

Quick installation, integration tools, and firmware updates ensure your GPS tracking for shipping container devices are operating at peak performance without disruption or difficulty. Trust in the integrity and authenticity of your data knowing that AES-256 military-grade encrypted connections protect the security of your tracking information.

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Configure and Customize

Optimize our existing firmware to best fit your specific application, with hundreds of OTA configurable parameters. Configurable features fortify your ability to customize GPS tracking for shipping containers to meet the unique needs of your intermodal operation. Control reporting frequency, movement-based events, accelerometer sensitivity, I/Os, and much more, or work with our engineers to build out a fully custom solution.

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Streamline Operations

Real-time digital data reporting made available by tracking shipping containers also saves crucial time and streamlines inventory processing, checking, and auditing, eliminating the need for manual log books and administrative overhead.

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Reduce Theft

Reduce losses from losing track of containers and the potential for theft by actively monitoring and tracking the location of containers and equipment, and by reviewing container history tracking. Recovery mode features enable you to live-track at 30-second intervals so you can pinpoint and quickly recover crucial assets with container tracking system software.

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Create Virtual Boundaries

Flexible configurations and advanced geofence capabilities provide the opportunity to set parameters and locations and virtual borders, as well as location-based behaviors with container GPS tracking devices. This means that as your assets make transit, you can receive updates and notifications if a container or other asset is moved from a predetermined location, or may detect unauthorized use through the container tracking app to enhance security

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Improve Customer Relationships

Foster deeper relationships with your clients and customers with the ability to provide and report on the exact location of shipping containers as well as offering accurate predictions on estimated times of arrival. Showing them how shipping containers are tracked and providing insight into the process proves your shipping solutions are highly digitized, dependable, and focused on customer satisfaction.

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