Cutting-edge technology gives shipping major a smart edge

GSL has brought more than a 100 40ft smart reefer boxes into SA.

Forty-foot reefer boxes equipped with cutting-edge track-and-trace technology are providing an edge for Gold Star Line’s (GSL) cold-storage container cargo freighted on its comprehensive cellular SA1 service between South Africa, China and South East Asia.

The containers by ZIMonitor will enable customers easily and effectively to access information pertaining to their cargo and containers, said the company’s global reefer manager, Michael Shvarzman.

What makes the fingertip data especially useful is the smart-tech accessibility it affords customers in remotely monitoring temperature, humidity, power supply and other eventualities as unauthorised door openings.

Moreover, the technology is designed in line with good distribution practice guidelines, providing predefined reports for logistical and operational analysis and enabling customers to seamlessly integrate the transportation phase into their overall distribution control system.

GSL managing director Danny Hoffmann said: “From inception of this new SA1 service, which was launched last year using nine 3-4000 TEU fully cellular ships, GSL has been keenly focusing on serving the reefer cargo market and adding more reefer capacity as the line has seen the rich potential in this region.

“In line with the market requirement, it calls at the main reefer ports of Port Kelang, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Singapore offering both commercial and cold-treatment options.”


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