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 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, held between January 26 and 29.

ZIM’s system employs state-of-the-art technology and provides a tailored solution for customers shipping sensitive cargoes. The system has been successfully tested in an international pilot with a global pharmaceutical company. ZIMonitor is particularly suited for the pharmaceutical 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 damage.

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.