Telematics specialist Teletrac Navman has landed a contract with Associated British Ports’ (ABP) Port of Southampton, following a trial of the company’s fleet telematics, tracking platform and connected camera system.

The deal sees ABP Southampton roll out the technology across its 80-strong fleet, including over 30 electric vehicles.

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

“We have worked hard to increase the sustainability of our Southampton site to great success and have been really 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.”

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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.

Peter Millichap, marketing director at Teletrac Navman UK, said: “Optimising safety was a significant area of focus for ABP. 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. We’re thrilled that we have been awarded the contract to supply many more of its vehicles with our solution.”