Maersk launches API-integrated reefer solution with shareable datalog


A.P. Moller – Maersk launched the new Captain Peter Integrated package, enabling data integration with Application Programming Interface (API) for customers to get the raw datalog with temperature readings into their system of choice. It could be their transportation management system or a 3rd party platform. In addition, the contractual customer can now grant their shippers and consignees access to log in and view shipment details directly in Captain Peter.

“The launch of Captain Peter Integrated is an important step on the journey towards more digitally enabled and integrated supply chains. Visibility and flexibility are crucial for our customers and their stakeholders, and by enabling data to flow directly from our assets into the customer’s system, we are both building a closer partnership and ultimately enabling better decisions for their supply chains.” says Bruce Marshall, Head of Reefer Solutions in A.P. Moller – Maersk.

Moving perishable goods worldwide is a challenging task, especially when it comes to cargo like fruits, meat and medicine that are sensitive to fluctuating conditions in transit. To ensure optimal conditions when moving sensitive cargo from A to B, Maersk’s refrigerated containers – equivalent to hundreds of thousands of units – are connected to Maersk’s Remote Container Management system, which tracks the conditions inside the reefers. Since December 2019, customers have had visibility of these conditions via the virtual reefer assistant Captain Peter and can now choose between three versions depending on their needs.

“We are constantly developing our product portfolio based on feedback from customers, and the demand for more agile digital tools and add-ons has risen dramatically since the pandemic,” explains Bruce Marshall.

Throughout 2022 more than 80% of the reefer fleet was upgraded to deliver hourly data to Captain Peter – as compared to a daily update – enabling even more visibility and reducing the risk of damaged goods and food waste. By the end of 2023, 90% of the Maersk reefer fleet will support hourly datalog transmission.

Source: Maersk