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 IoT1 devices that are attached to the respective container and track the exact position on container level. They also provide an overview of the entire shipment and its location.   

Live Position is available for all dry containers that are equipped with a smart IoT device. Most of our containers are already equipped with a tracking device and our container fleet will be fully equipped in the course of 2024. Apart from container location, Live Position also shows the distance traveled inland and provides an overview for the planned and updated ETA of your shipment. Live Position is accessible through the Tracking application in the Hapag-Lloyd Online Business Suite.   

You can find the charges for Live Position below.

Your Benefits

Door-to-Door Visibility 

Full transparency on shipment and container data throughout the entire multimodal journey.  

Data-Driven Decisions  

Real-time position updates enables improved decision-making and risk mitigation.   

Better Planning

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


How to Book Live Position

  1. Place your booking with Hapag-Lloyd.  
  2. Choose one of the ways below to purchase Live Position.  
    1. Go to the Quote section and select New Quote. Choose between Quick Quotes and Quick Quotes Spot. Select your quotation tool and easily add Live Position after entering your routing details.  
    2. Go to the Additional Services page in the Online Business Suite and click on Live Position. Enter your Booking number, agree to the terms and conditions, and click on “Purchase Live Position.” 
  3. After adding Live Position, you can track your container or entire shipment by entering your container or shipment number in the Live Position application.  

Key Features

  • All data at a glance: With Live Position, you can see the exact status of all your containers within a shipment including ETA.  
  • Most recent updates: Receive status updates and changes in real time and get an updated ETA of your shipments based on recent events.  
  • Visualized detailed information: Track your containers all over the world and trace the inland leg.  
  • Multimodal transparency: Be in control of your shipments no matter where they are or what mode of transportation is being used.  
  • 24/7 online availability: Through the Online Business Suite, you can track your shipments whenever it suits you.  
  • Download your data: Use all your data offline thanks to the csv download feature. 

Live Position Fees:

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