Israel’s ZIM integrated shipping services announced the launching of a new monitoring, tracking and security services package, specifically designed for valuable and sensitive cargo stowed in reefer containers. The company boasts that this new service will allow customers to closely monitor their cargo’s status, change settings remotely and intervene to prevent damages.
The announcement was made at the Cool Chain & Temperature Controlled Logistics Europe conference in Frankfurt, where it will be showcased between January 26th and 29th.
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ZIM says that the system employs state-of-the-art technology and provides a tailored solution for customers shipping sensitive cargos. The system has been successfully tested in an international pilot with a global pharmaceutical company.
ZIMonitor is particularly suited for the Pharma industry, designed to comply with GDP regulations and provide ongoing data flow, alerts and automatic reports, along with a 24/7 professional response along the cargo route to prevent damages.
Some of the system features include: Online alerts to mobile and email, monitoring temperature, humidity, route deviation and unauthorized door opening; 24/7 dedicated ZIM response team to prevent damages; GDP Compliance and Predefined reports for logistical & operational analysis.
Zim states that the online monitoring service is also suited for other types of valuable or sensitive cargo such as Medical lab equipment; Aviation products; perishable foodstuffs; Wines and other alcoholic beverages; agriculture (seeds); Electronics; art work and antiques; as well as hazardous or IMDG code goods.