Eye-Seal, the Stuart, Florida-based company that provides a device that detects an internal breach of the shipping container it is installed on, as well as the environmental conditions in the container, has formed an alliance to help recyclers further track containers of material during transit. The company has partnered with 7PSolutions (7P), Nashville, Indiana, and ISB Global Services, Milton, Ontario, to provide a comprehensive theft-monitoring solution to clients in North America.
ISB Global Services offers PULSE, which provides cargo theft escalation, recovery and investigations using 7P GPS real-time tracking devices. Using event-based communications and each customer’s individual supply chain protocols, potential cargo thefts are escalated from 7P’s RouteWatch platform to the PULSE monitoring centers, says Jeff Clark, founder and CEO of 7P. At this point, the possible theft is escalated to law enforcement, which is provided with a live link, known as LELiveLink, to the tracking device.
By allying together, the companies can cover various conveyance forms globally, says Enrique Acosta, CEO and founder of Eye-Seal.
“It was evident that our technologies were complementary,” says Todd Moore, vice president of ISB’s Cargo Theft and Specialty Risk Division.
“The 7P-Eye-Seal-PULSE Solution is a complete end-to-end cargo security solution for intermodal container security that integrates GPS tracking and internal breach detection devices into one platform for per shipment 24/7 event monitoring combined with the deployment of indemnified cargo security response services in the event of a cargo theft incident,” he adds.
“I’ve never seen an alliance like this that has the data, the devices and the international capabilities,” Acosta says.
Once a cargo security alert is received, operators in PULSE Risk Operations complete a notification and validation process. If the alert is deemed valid, the police service of jurisdiction is notified using a national law enforcement and 9-1-1 call center database for the U.S. and Canada. An immediate police response is initiated, and the incident/asset details along with a live tracking link are provided to police to assist with the real-time load recovery and suspect apprehension efforts, Moore explains.
In addition, as part of the per-shipment indemnified cargo, response services that include an incident response team for up to 10 hours, a cargo theft investigator for up to 50 hours and a cargo theft case manager for up to 50 hours, are deployed to support load recovery and investigations.
The companies’ services also can be used to track regulated items, with Acosta saying that in these cases, the focus is more origin and destination to ensure proper recycling in an approved country. He adds, “With China out of this market, shippers of these goods are looking to verify shipment details in order to comply with [the] Basel [Convention] and other restrictions.”