ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Ltd announced the expansion of its refrigerated container fleet to respond to the demand for its innovative ZIMonitor service. Launched in early 2015, ZIMonitor allows customers to track, monitor and remotely control sensitive, high-value cargo stowed in refrigerated, or reefer, containers. Customers can opt to receive alerts regarding their shipment via text message or email, closely monitor their cargo’s status and intervene to prevent damages through ZIM’s 24/7 dedicated global response team.
An order of approximately 1,900×40-Feet High-Cube refrigerated containers is planned to be deployed during 2016. The new advanced and environmentally friendly containers were specifically designed to accommodate the ZIMonitor service and received a special prefix: ZMOU.
ZIM has partnered with Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, a leading global pharmaceutical company, on a successful pilot of the ZIMonitor service that addressed Teva’s commitment to the quality of its products and its dedication to meet the requirements of its customers. Upon the successful completion of the pilot, the ZIMonitor service quickly gained popularity among ZIM’s customer base. Nissim Yochai, ZIM’s VP of Global Sales stated, “We are very pleased with the growing demand for our monitored services. The ZIMonitor system was designed by ZIM for the cold supply chain and employs state-of-the-art technology.
ZIMonitor is designed to comply with the Good Distribution Practice (GDP) guidelines, which are applicable to the pharmaceutical industry, and to provide ongoing data flow, alerts and automatic reports, along with a 24/7 dedicated and professional response team along the cargo route to promptly respond and prevent damages. The online monitoring service is suited for various types of valuable or sensitive cargo such as: pharmaceuticals; 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.