Improving the environmental sustainability of their operations through the adoption of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technologies is a crucial priority for organisations in the transport and logistics sector, according to a new study undertaken on behalf of Inmarsat.
The research reveals that, across the industry, the two largest drivers behind the adoption of IIoT-based solutions are monitoring environmental conditions and improving resource efficiency.
The research also highlights the good news that many organisations in the transport sector are realising their sustainability objectives through the use of IIoT. 75 percent of respondents with fully deployed or trial-stage IIoT solutions stated they were achieving environmental sustainability improvements.
Reported early successes in achieving sustainability objectives have been seen in the implementation of smart asset tracking, real-time route planning, environmental and fuel efficiency monitoring and telemetry.
However, the research also uncovered that those organisations with unreliable connectivity were far less likely to be achieving improved environmental sustainability, reinforcing the importance of connectivity for successful IIoT deployments.
“The transport and logistics sector is faced with a multitude of challenges, tasked with reducing its impact on the environment and adhering to stricter government regulations, while needing to carry greater quantities of goods and people across the world. Our research shows that organisations are adopting
IIoT to help them achieve these goals, and that many are succeeding in this aim,” says Mike Holdsworth, Director of Transport at Inmarsat Enterprise.
Inmarsat Enterprise, Mike Holdsworth