Better Planning With Real-Time Data

Live Position

Our smart container fleet takes your tracking experience to a new level: Live Position enables you to track your container in real-time throughout the entire journey. From ship to rail to truck – benefit from full visibility no matter which mode of transport is used. The data is based on smart IoT devices which are attached to the respective container and track the exact position.  

Live Position is currently only available for containers that are equipped with an IoT smart device but it is being steadily expanded and we expect the majority of the fleet to be equipped by the end of 2023. Apart from container location it is being considered in future to provide additional data such as predictive ETAs. Live Position is accessible through the application in the Online Business Suite. An indicator shows you when Live Position is available for your container. 


Your Benefits

Real-Time Visibility

Full transparency on position data throughout the entire multimodal journey

Reliable Information

Up-to-date information based on smart IoT devices connected to the container. 

Better Planning

Full control of the digital supply chain management without blind spots. 

Key Features

  • Full Transparency: With Live Position you can see exactly where your container is in real-time, visualized on a map – no matter if it's transported by ship, truck or train.​
  • Globally Independent Availability: As our containers are transported globally, you can track your container no matter where you are or what transportation mode is used.​
  • 24/7 Online Availability: Through the web application in the Hapg-Lloyd Online Business Suite you can track your container whenever it suits you.​
  • All Data at a Glance: With Live Position you will get all the highest data quality from one single application without having to switch between multiple data sources to advance your planning.​

Frequently Asked Questions

Track your shipment in real time - worldwide. All our containers get equipped with smart devices to collect GPS position information in real-time and transfer the data into our system. Via the web solution you can access Live Position and see the current position of your container. 

Live Position embeds the container within the transport chain and enables you to get the container position in real time - everywhere, 24/7 directly from Hapag-Lloyd with high data quality. Tracking only provides container positions based on past position events and is dependent on data quality of third party data providers. 

Live Position provides GPS position details in latitude and longitude. With our web solution in the Online Business Suite we provide a customer centric context to the data by visualizing the complete transport journey and adding shipment details, EPOS event data, and a world map with the container position. 

Real-time data is transmitted as soon as the container is within range of a mobile phone network and the GPS position can be determined. Out of range, the position is stored and transmitted as soon as the container has a signal again.

Yes - as our containers are available worldwide Live Position will also be available all around the globe.

The container can be tracked in real-time with updated location once every hour when moving.  

Yes, you can. We enable you to track your shipments everywhere and provide an industrywide unique and seamless tracking experience - regardless of the location or transportation mode. 

We as Hapag-Lloyd take the protection of data very seriously, hence the personal real-time data is only accessible for logged-in customers for their respective shipments.

You can access Live Position via our Online Business Suite. By entering the container number, you can track all your respective shipments/containers that are equipped with a device. Live Position is only available to logged-in customers. 

Currently Live Position can only be accessed via our Online Business Suite, but it is set to be expanded by an API interface in a later version. 

Live Position enables you to experience the newest IoT Technology and will bring your supply chain planning to the next stage. In the beginning of next year Live Position will be rolled out globally for bookings that include an equipped container.

Live Position will be available for a low double-digit amount per container and can be purchased online. The exact price will be determined in the next months as we progress with equipping the container fleet and continue with the product development journey. The first pilot version will be tested with a selected customer group for a limited time period in Q3.


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