Hongkong International Terminals has launched its remote reefer container monitoring system. This enables round the clock automated remote management of all refrigerated containers. The system allows for greater insight on container conditions such as temperature, humidity and CO2 levels, which will greatly enhance the terminal’s operational efficiency and occupational safety, increasing its competitiveness in the growing cold chain logistics market.
Hong Kong handled around 900,000 TEU of reefer containers in 2020 and is the largest fresh fruit trading hub in South China, having achieved growth in durian and cherry shipments. Fresh produce worth more than US$3bn arrives at the hub annually, around 60% of which is then transported onward to mainland China.
Leonard Fung, managing director of HIT, told container-mag.com: “To stay ahead of the ever-changing market landscape, HIT has long been investing resources in bolstering its competitiveness through technological innovation, operational excellence and facilities improvement.”
“The launch of the remote reefer container monitoring System is itself a cornerstone signifying the importance of digitalising terminal operations. This will go a long way in enhancing the holistic operational efficiency and competitiveness of our terminals while reaffirming the city’s leading status in the cold chain logistics industry.”
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