Zim Selects ORBCOMM’s Platform to Manage Their Fleet of Refrigerated Containers


ORBCOMM Inc., the  global provider of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, announced that ZIM Integrated Shipping Services s selected ORBCOMM’s fleet management platform, ReeferConnect, for remote monitoring of their refrigerated containers.

ORBCOMM will be showcasing its comprehensive ReeferConnect platform supporting all marine assets from refrigerated and dry containers to chassis to vessels in Booth D32 at Intermodal Europe in Amsterdam from November 8-10, 2022.

Through ORBCOMM’s software service agreement, ZIM can leverage the interoperability of ReeferConnect to access data from multiple types of OEM and third-party telematics devices through a comprehensive, integrated platform. ORBCOMM’s powerful ReeferConnect enables ZIM to gain full two-way command and control of their refrigerated containers, providing real-time location, reefer health status, climate control, geofence management, motion detection, and more through a single view for better decision making, business planning and service levels. Alarm generation and automated notifications facilitate rapid response and repair, significantly helping to reduce cargo spoilage and costly insurance claims. In addition, the pre-trip inspection (PTI) analysis and control feature helps expedite deliveries at ports and increase asset turns, while reducing carbon output and meeting compliance commitments for decarbonisation.

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 meaningful data from every type of telematics device deployed across their fleet, ZIM can reduce operating and maintenance costs, improve cargo care, optimize fleet efficiency and mitigate business risks associated with managing their refrigerated containers across global maritime, port and intermodal transport networks.