Container 42

Welcome to the future: Container 42

Container 42

18 Jun 2019

The smartest container in the world

In order to know what happens with a container when it is shipped around the world, ‘Container 42’ has been designed by IMB and Port of Rotterdam Authority.

This intelligent container is equipped with sensors, communication technology, camera, solar panels and GPS-equipment to measure vibration, position, noise, air pollution, humidity and temperature during the journey.

The name “Container 42” is a reference to the book “The hitchhiker’s guide to the galaxy” by Douglas Adams, in which all life questions are always answered with the same answer: “42”.

On July 4, 2019 the container can be viewed in Rotterdam.

(Source: Port of Rotterdam Authority)

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