CN Deploys Innovative Technology to Remotely Monitor Temperature-Controlled Cargo

Written by Carolina Worrell, Senior Editor
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CN has deployed innovative technologies to remotely monitor operational and temperature conditions of privately-owned 40-foot international containers while in the possession of its Brampton Intermodal Terminal, the Class I reported on Feb. 2.

The remote cloud-based monitoring software allows for “increased visibility of the cargo, generating greater transparency on temperature integrity and establishing reliability and consistency within our service,” CN said.

“As the demand for more variety in our diets across the globe means more goods are traveling further, CN remains vigilant and focused on helping those goods arrive safely at the right temperature and on time no matter the mileage,” the Class I added.

“CN continues making meaningful investments to push innovation in the temperature-controlled supply chain to meet the needs of our shipping community,” said CN Senior Manager, Temperature-Controlled Cargo Keegan Donaghey. “Our new remote monitoring system enhances cargo safety and temperature integrity while in CN’s possession.”

“Due to the perishable nature of our meat products, the advantage of remote temperature monitoring during shipment is significant,” said Canworld Foods’ Michael Costa. “It protects our product integrity and helps to ensure food safety during transport to our overseas customers.”

CN says it expects to deploy these advanced monitoring technologies in other CN terminals across the railroad’s network in 2023.

CN told Railway Age that it “would prefer not to provide the supplier name,” according to a CN spokesperson.

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