Traxens, a company providing high-value data and services for the supply chain industry, has announced that it has led the development of the first standards for smart container data exchange published by the United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business.

Business Requirements Specifications (or BRS) delivers internationally standardised messaging to facilitate the use of smart container data.

Although many smart containers are already in use, there are currently no global standards in place to capture and communicate consistently and multi-modally the array of data they generate. Initiated in October 2017 under the leadership of Hanane Becha, Innovation & Standards Senior Manager at Traxens, the Smart Containers BRS project aims to provide clear global standards for the exchange of data to ensure interoperability and easy integration within different systems. Data will be generated once and shared between multiple stakeholders, platforms and systems, thereby improving data exchange, automated workflow and alert generation.

These new standards will be the basis for API development, bringing technology into every aspect of the supply chain and providing powerful and innovative tools.