Global Trade Benefits from M2M Technology

  • Logistics managers need greater visibility throughout a shipment's full journey.

  • AT&T Cargo View helps businesses understand how assets are performing from thousands of miles away.

Understanding how a shipment is tracking makes a huge difference for logistics managers in charge of distributing goods thousands of miles around the globe. In fact, nine out of 10 transportation and logistics firms report that this type of visibility is important to their bottom line.*

The timeliness of the information is key in this competitive environment. That’s why new machine-to-machine technology like AT&T Cargo View will help level the playing field and address some of the challenges along the way.

Cargo View allows businesses to understand how resources and assets are working in near-real time even when they are thousands of miles away. This visibility is especially important when you don’t want a damaged shipment or a freezer of spoiled goods to reach a customer location. Companies can now make better decisions with near real-time information.

We also know logistics managers don’t ship on one mode of travel – and air is always going to be the fastest for those high-value goods. And this week we announced AT&T Cargo View with Flight Safe®, which is compliant with Federal Aviation Administration regulations to track air cargo.

With FlightSafe, the AT&T Cargo View device automatically transitions to airplane mode during flight. Now, logistics managers have more control of the supply chain and greater visibility throughout a shipment’s full journey.

This M2M technology offers more than location tracking.  It records and communicates temperature, pressure, light and shock levels. This type of near-real time data will become essential for companies expanding their global trade.

The fact that technology has the power to transform businesses is undeniable. Eighty six percent of CEOs believe advancing technologies will transform their businesses over the next five years, according to PwC’s 2014 U.S. CEO Survey.

The launch of AT&T Cargo View with FlightSafe® is a clear example of how technology companies like AT&T are responding to the opportunity. And I’m confident that the transportation and logistics industry will never be the same after this.

Learn more at AT&T Cargo View.


*According to a July 2014 report in eyefortransport.


Abhi Ingle Big Data and Advanced Solutions Senior Vice President AT&T About Abhi