ZIM Elevating Container Monitoring with Advanced Tracking Tech

Shipping containers on a flat bed truck
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The worldwide container fleet is undergoing a shift towards enhanced intelligence. ZIM, an Israeli carrier, has recently declared a substantial investment in tracking devices for its dry van container fleet.

ZIM's investment in Hoopo Systems two years ago has proven fruitful, as the company has now enlisted Hoopo to deploy its solar-powered devices on a significant portion of its container fleet. This strategic move by ZIM aims to provide clients with comprehensive tracking capabilities, including geofence alerts and notifications for both door openings and closures.

Ittay Hayut, the CEO of Hoopo, stated, “At Hoopo, we understand that dry container visibility is not only a fundamental operational and logistics need but also a critical market requirement. Our unwavering mission has been to engineer a tracking solution for the maritime industry that delivers the most reliable data and boasts an extended lifespan to equal a container lifetime.”

Last July, a projection from the UK consultancy Drewry indicated a six-fold increase in the global telematics-enabled container equipment fleet over the next five years. By 2027, these telematics-equipped containers are anticipated to make up 30% of the total global container inventories.

“As technological innovation lowers the cost of devices and enhances their value to both transport operators and BCOs, uptake is expected to hasten,” Drewry pointed out

Several shipping companies, including Hapag-Lloyd and Japan's ONE, have publicly announced their commitment to outfitting their entire fleet of dry containers with smart devices. Hapag-Lloyd aims to accomplish this objective within the current year.