During the existence of the Roman Empire, silk was the most valuable item of trade between Rome and the east. But what about now?
The new Silk Road reinvigorates the once ancient commerce relationship between the east and west and to streamline the transport of goods from Asia to Europe by connecting European cities and Chinese metropolises.
Currently shippers of goods from Asia to Europe have three options to deliver their goods to the West. They either opt for the cheap but slow ocean-bound route or decide to ship their goods via air which is a way faster but a considerably more expensive solution. The New Silk Road train that is faster than marine transport and cheaper than air transport appeals especially to customers who have time-sensitive goods, such as merchandise to be sold as part of special promotions in the apparel industry or capital-intensive goods such as automotive parts or electronics. The surplus costs of rail transportation compared to the marine routes can be offset by the reduction in inventory costs and timely delivery.
To ensure the security of their cargo shipments as well as the resilience of their supply chain, shippers who are utilizing the Silk Road railway can rely on Arviem’s real-time cargo tracking and monitoring service which eliminates milestone-based visibility solutions that only record data about the status & condition of assets when goods reach or leave certain checkpoints. The solution provides real-time, trustworthy, carrier independent data about the whole journey of the goods from the point of manufacture to the point of delivery uncovering supply chain blind spots.
Arviem ensures the continuity of its monitoring service even on remote locations, such as the steppes of Central Asia, by equipping containers with tracking devices that can transmit data both via satellite and GSM. Thanks to this offering, tracking devices are able to automatically switch to satellite communication whenever the GSM network in not accessible ensuring the elimination of logistics blind spots.
Factors like temperature, humidity and even levels of shock are put into consideration to determine the state of the transported goods. Arviem offers a wide array of services that are transforming supply chains by combining the latest sensor technology, big data, and clever data analytics methodology cropping from the China-Europe rail route providing great business intelligence for decision makers.
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THE NEW SILK ROAD
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