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Traxens joins French ‘Smart Port in Med’ initiative to facilitate digital transition of Port of Marseille Fos

Traxens, a company providing data and services for the supply chain industry, is joining the French Smart Port in Med initiative as an associate partner. Traxens is the only IoT company supporting the association.

The project was officially launched in October 2018 as part of First Smart Port Challenges by the port authority of Marseille Fos, the Marseille Provence Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Aix-Marseille University, with the aim of supporting the digital transformation of the Port of Marseille Fos.

Key strategic objectives include the economic and environmental improvement of the port and its ecosystem, the creation of new job opportunities, the strengthening of the relationship between the port and the local community, and positioning the Port of Marseille Fos as an innovative digital port in the Mediterranean.

Traxens’ solutions have been developed to address key challenges in supply chains, including those faced by ports.

Traxens supports ports in improving their operational efficiency with its patented IoT telematics system. This includes geotracking services for smart containers, wagons or trailers, as well as data offered on location, status and environment of logistics assets, among others.

Jean-François Suhas, president of the Club de la Croisière Marseille Provence, elected member of the Marseille Provence Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and one of the founders of the French Smart Port in Med initiative, says: “We are eager to create the port of the future in Marseille, which can bring numerous benefits to everyone.

“We are delighted to welcome Traxens as a new partner in our initiative. We believe that the company is an ideal addition to the range of partners in pursuing our objectives of making port operations even more fluid.”

Jacques Delort, managing director of Traxens, says: “We are excited to join such a promising initiative and to be part of the digital transformation of the port of Marseille.

“We can’t wait to start work improving the port’s efficiency and environmental credentials, among other ambitious projects.”