This is essential in the case of the latter wherein huge, expensive cargoes need to be taken apart to fit within the limited confines of a shipping hold, train compartment, or aircraft fuselage and, therefore, arrive at the same location ready for reassembly and dispatch to the final field-testing location.
Pallets, prevention, and partnerships:
In keeping with this theme of ‘the whole’ being greater than the sum of its parts, Hanhaa’s ParceLive goes so far upstream and downstream from large shipment deployment locations that it has the ability to create partnerships between not only manufacturers and customers, but also exporters, importers, wholesalers, retailers, suppliers, and exhibitors.
This is all to say that ParceLive is more than a physical tracking device given that it offers data as a service capabilities between project partners.
Taken still further, and as a thought experiment, consider that many large items like wind turbines will eventually need to be inspected with some expensive and bulky components needing to be replaced.
Knowing where those assets originally came from, what pallet and in what location they currently reside upon or within, and what laboratory they got their metallurgical certifications could all help speed the replacement process while also pointing back, historically, to how they got to a pre-deployment location in the first place.
ParceLive not only tracks key factors such as location or duress encountered by the asset during transit, but also enables the sharing of that information between upstream manufacturers and downstream operators to avoid any delays should the pallet show up damaged or worse yet: not at all.
Protecting the protectors:
On that note, or when assets go missing or arrive in an unsatisfactory condition, Hanhaa’s ParceLive can provide peace of mind during the dispute resolution process.
First off, it should come as no great surprise that large assets are often, or very nearly always, expensive.
Take for instance, Hellmann’s ship-to-shore gangway, or General Electric’s one-of-a-kind Haliade-X 12 MW, which often must navigate narrow roads in Europe (there’s that traffic analogy again) without incident as there is no replacement anywhere in the world should damage occur at an overpass or at an already congested port.
Not only does this place strain and stress on workers and other dock personnel, but it demands innovative solutions that are not always cheap.
Thus, when something goes wrong insurance companies may take a long time to resolve the issue and at no fiscal benefit to either party after years of litigation.