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Zim launches new tool for tracking sensitive cargo

Eilat: Israel’s Zim Integrated Shipping has launched ZIMonitor, a new service for monitoring and tracking valuable and sensitive cargoes in refrigerated containers.

ZIMonitor is targeted at shippers of pharma products. The system has been tested in an international pilot scheme with an unnamed global pharmaceutical company, Zim says, and aims to help customers comply with good distribution practice (GDP) regulations.

The system can be used to remotely monitor containers’ temperature, humidity, route deviation and unauthorised door-opening during transshipment. Containers’ settings can be changed remotely to prevent damage to or spoiling of the cargo.

Online alerts can be provided to customers via mobile and email.

Zim says the system could also be used to monitor containers carrying other sensitive and valuable cargoes 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.

ZIMonitor was launched at this week’s Cool Chain & Temperature-Controlled Logistics Europe conference in Frankfurt. [29/01/15]

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