Inside Logistics

Zim now tracks sensitive cargo

Designed for valuable and sensitive cargo stowed in reefer containers


January 30, 2015
by MM&D Online Staff

FRANKFURT, Germany—ZIM integrated shipping services is launching a new monitoring, tracking and security services package, specifically designed for valuable and sensitive cargo stowed in reefer containers. The service allows customers to closely monitor their cargo’s status, change settings remotely and intervene to prevent damage.

The announcement was made at the Cool Chain & Temperature Controlled Logistics Europe conference in Frankfurt.

ZIM’s system provides a tailored solution for customers shipping sensitive cargo. 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:

  • 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
  • Predefined reports for logistical & operational analysis
  • Reducing Insurance costs

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.