ZIM selects ORBCOMM to manage reefer fleet

A large empty industrial, 20 feet long refrigerated container. Such containers allow consumers to enjoy fresh produce at any time of year and consume fresh produce from other parts of the world

ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Ltd. (ZIM) has selected ORBCOMM’s fleet management platform for remote monitoring of reefer containers.

Through the software service agreement, ZIM can leverage the interoperability of ORBCOMM’s ReeferConnect to access data from multiple types of OEM and third-party telematics devices through a platform.

ORBCOMM’s ReeferConnect enables ZIM to gain two-way command and control of their refrigerated containers, providing location, reefer health status, climate control, geofence management, motion detection, and more.

ReeferConnect integrates with ZIM’s backend system, ZIMonitor, enabling deeper data insights and maximum visibility to their refrigerated containers and temperature-sensitive cargo.

With access to data from every device deployed across their fleet, ZIM can reduce operating and maintenance costs, improve cargo care, optimise fleet efficiency and mitigate business risks associated with managing their refrigerated containers across global maritime, port and intermodal transport networks.

“ORBCOMM’s exciting service agreement with ZIM sets a new industry standard for shipping container management that helps drive more profitable operations on road, rail and sea,” said Al Tama, ORBCOMM’s Vice President of Container and Port Solutions.

“Our interoperable ReeferConnect platform provides ZIM with two-way command and control over their multi-asset fleet, enabling full visibility and traceability at every point in their global supply chain.”

“ORBCOMM’s ReeferConnect platform is dynamic and flexible, facilitating the exchange of actionable data from the wide array of telematics devices deployed across our container fleet and allowing us to view it all through a single pane of glass seamlessly,” said Gil Lehmann, Head of Global Logistics Equipment for ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Ltd.

Earlier this week ZIM announced the opening of a fully-owned ZIM agency in New Zealand.

Last year MarineTraffic, a maritime information service, extended its contract for ORBCOMM’s satellite Automatic Identification System (AIS) data used for ship tracking and other maritime navigational and safety efforts to the end of 2023.

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