Damco partners with Safetrac to enhance cargo security in East Africa

Safetrac, a fleet information, tracking and management company, has announced a new partnership with Damco one of the global providers of freight forwarding and supply chain management services.

Through this new partnership, Safetrac will provide Damco with a standard vehicle tracking solution, IMT 54 which enhances cargo security for vehicles through tracking within East Africa. The solution also has an electronic seal making it hard for cargo to be tampered with and ensures drivers are route compliant.

This new partnership with Damco is a big boost to the logistics sector in Kenya, which accounts for about 8-9% of GDP and it is likely to remain a major driver of economic growth in the country.

Damco, part of the A.P. Møller Mærsk Group, has been providing its customers with transportation and logistics solutions across the world for more than 100 years. With Safetrac’s Cargo Tracking solution, Damco will be able to enhance efficiency, profitability and reliability for its customers.

According to Benard Limo, Head of Technical Support at Safetrac, the container tracking solution comes incorporated as an advanced technology, with impeccable design, which provides great performance and delivery of efficient and reliable delivery of container and cargo security.

He further notes that this superior European Technology also enhances the robust fleet telematics solution by aiding in route management and compliance through geo-fencing and route mapping which tracks and reports corridor deviations and violations in system highlighted geo-fences/geo-zones.

The solutions offered by Safetrac Limited include Trailer Truck, panic button, immobilization, temperature control and monitoring systems, tipper/bucket lifting control systems, and On-Board Diagnostics (OBD) Socket Integrated Vehicle Tracking System.

Safetrac Limited solutions enable fleet owners to save time by giving them timely reports and notifications by minimizing the phone call traffic with the drivers on the field. They also help companies easily screen excess mileage and out of business trips and improve their fuel economy. The solutions give fleet owners full control of their vehicles through uninterrupted tracking and detailed reporting.

The new partnership with Damco is a strong strategic fit, leveraging the two leading companies’ respective strengths, across the region.

Safetrac’s technology is powered by Arvento, the fifth biggest company in the world in the field of fleet telematics and M2M solutions with more than 45,000 clients and more than 650,000 mobile devices. Arvento is the market leader in Turkey, Eastern Europe, Middle East, North Africa, Arabian Peninsula and CIS regions and operates in 23 countries.  Arvento has been awarded 40 times by national and international organizations since its establishment and has presence in over 30 countries worldwide; 13 in Africa (Senegal, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Tanzania, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Sudan, Kenya, Uganda, and Rwanda).

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