• TPMTech
  • February 23 – 24, 2023 | Hilton Long Beach

Kathryn Delecluse

MSC Mediterranean Shipping Co.

Smart Container Commercial Lead

Kathryn Delecluse has worked at MSC for more than 20 years and has led the company’s Smart Container business since 2018. She is passionate about unlocking the power of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies to improve visibility over shipments, and firmly believes that smart containers are poised to become a supply chain game-changer.

As Smart Containers Commercial Lead, Kathryn is in charge of coordinating MSC’s response to the growing demand from shippers for IoT-based container tracking solutions. She and her global team of sales champions are experts in adapting systems and processes to integrate IOT solutions, working closely with customers to make this a reality.

Kathryn previously worked as Relay Area Manager and in the Liner Department, where she focused on the busy North America to Asia trade route. She is fluent in French and English and holds an MBA.

Sessions With Kathryn Delecluse

Thursday, 23 February

  • 02:30pm - 03:00pm (PST) / 23/feb/2023 10:30 pm - 23/feb/2023 11:00 pm

    2022: The Year Smart Containers Became a Thing

    In April, Hapag-Lloyd made a historic announcement: The German carrier said it would be equipping its entire dry box fleet with physical sensors, a first for a container line of its size. Understanding the significance of the move requires an examination of all the potential benefits of being able to track an entire pool of assets across the globe, from Hapag-Lloyd's ability to understand exactly where its boxes are to it potentially providing a premium service to shippers. But progress in the development of lower-cost container sensors is happening on many fronts, from container-specific hardware makers such as Nexxiott, Traxens, Orbcomm, and GlobeTracker to more multimodal Internet of Things developers. There’s also the question of how data-based visibility providers —ones that rely on data from carriers or carrier websites —might fit into a world where containers themselves are generating location and condition data. This session will explore whether the industry — spurred on by Hapag-Lloyd's decision — has indeed crossed a threshold, and what it will take for smart containers to become more ubiquitous.