Keeping It Cool in the USA
Without question, refrigerated commodities will most probably keep their high demand in the international market as the world is constantly on the lookout to find new ingredients and healthier foods. Whether cooled, chilled, packed, or frozen – the United States remains one of the world’s busiest gateways for reefer commodities, which means that opportunities to expand your refrigerated business are endless.
Refrigerated exports in the United States range from frozen protein, seasonal fruits, vegetables and tropical products to fish, packaged goods and even high-value sensitive cargo like pharmaceuticals and medical supplies to destinations like the Dominican Republic, the Mediterranean, China, and Latin America from both the US West and East Coasts.
As refrigerated shipments across the United States have been expanding, improvements within their cold supply chain process have equally upgraded to match customer requirements. At ZIM, our mission is to provide a digital service together with the highest level of personal touch – always trying to learn about our customers and their requirements.
When it comes to shipping chilled products like fresh fruits or cargo of great value like life-saving vaccines, medicine, or even sensitive products like ice cream, technology is key. These types of goods are significantly different from others in their sensitivity to temperature fluctuations; they require special conditions to qualify and guarantee safety for the end customer.
Tiffanie Barber – ZIM USA Account Executive, explains how ZIMonitor makes shipping these sensitive goods possible:
"The advanced technology featured in our state-of-the-art ZIMonitor has a tracking device positioned inside the reefer and includes a door sensor, giving the most accurate depiction of the cargo’s condition in real-time – from GPS location to temperature and much more."
This helps with pharmaceuticals, ice cream, or any other sensitive goods that cannot go below or above their specified temperature and need to be monitored throughout the entire journey to their destination.
This easy-to-use system is accessible anytime, and features cargo tracking services, immediate alerts, and even a 24/7 global customer service team on ground to respond to any requests. It will surely take your reefer cargo monitoring to the next level, so make sure to discover all its benefits!