HongKong: HIT launches reefer container monitoring

Hongkong International Terminals (HIT) new system increases transparency and traceability for senders

New monitoring system

Hongkong International Terminals (HIT) has announced the launch of its new Refrigerated Container Remote Monitoring System which enables continuous automated remote management of reefer containers.

HIT has implemented the system to provide greater visibility and accuracy in container conditions such as temperature, humidity, and CO levels. 2 .

Efficiency and safety

Leonard Fung, Managing Director of HIT, said the upgrade should improve the operational efficiency and occupational safety of the terminals, allowing it to capture the growing business opportunities in the cold chain logistics market.

“To stay ahead of the ever-changing market landscape, HIT has long been investing resources to strengthen its competitiveness through technological innovation, operational excellence and facility improvement,” said Fung.

“The launch of the Refrigerated Container Remote Monitoring System is in itself a cornerstone that signifies the importance of digitizing terminal operations.

“This will go a long way to improving the comprehensive operational efficiency and competitiveness of our terminals, while reaffirming the city’s leading status in the cold chain logistics industry.”

The port of Hong Kong has more than 8.000 reefer points and in 2020 Hong Kong handled around 900.000 TEU of reefer containers in 2020.

Fresh produce worth more than US $ 3.000 billion arrives in Hong Kong annually, about 60% of which is then transported to mainland China.

The system has been fully deployed at HIT, COSCO-HIT and Asia Container Terminals (ACT), the largest coverage of its kind in the metropolitan bay area. Prior to this, reefer container workers had to go to the site to check the reefer container conditions and alarms regularly.

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