Teletrac Navman has secured a contract with Associated British Ports’ (ABP) Southampton base, following a trial of the telematics technology company’s end-to-end mobile asset and fleet management solutions

With a network of 21 ports, ABP handles around one-quarter of the nation’s seaborne trade, contributing GBP7.5bn (US$10bn) to the economy every year.

The company’s Southampton region specified Teletrac Navman’s end-to-end mobile asset and fleet management solutions to gain increased visibility and real-time actionable insight, to streamline and safeguard operations and make them more sustainable.

Following a trial of the fleet telematics, tracking platform and connected camera system, ABP Southampton will now roll out the technology across its 80-strong fleet, including more than 30 electric vehicles.

“As a transport and logistics business with a significant spread across the UK, it is our responsibility to ensure our practices and operations are as safe and sustainable as possible,” said ABP GM, Craig Barbour.

“We have worked hard to increase the sustainability of our Southampton site to great success and have been impressed with Teletrac Navman’s platform during our recent trial. Having access to real-time data has enabled us to respond quickly to insights and helped us to work smarter and safer.

“We’re delighted to be able to equip more of our vehicles with this technology and we’re also aiming to roll it out across our remaining regions.”

With public roads, backyards, and a university campus all in close range, the Port of Southampton has an on-site speed limit and vehicles are required to drive for optimum safety, including navigating quayside areas during busy cruise passenger operations.

In order to provide drivers and vessel stevedores with much greater visibility when handling everything from cruise ships to automotive carriers, Teletrac Navman will fit all vehicles with front-facing cameras and larger transit vans will also feature rear facing cameras.

“Optimising safety was a significant area of focus for ABP,” added Teletrac Navman UK marketing director, Peter Millichap.

“Our fleet management platform provides insights into vehicle safety based on key performance metrics and recorded events, such as speeding and harsh braking and provides platform users with a measurable safety score for each driver.

“During the trial, ABP has been able to utilise fleet performance data and link it back into company benchmarks, to significantly improve safety, sustainability and cost efficiency.”