The Zenatek Tracking System (ZTS) ensures that packages are delivered safely and on schedule. The system can determine and trace all shipment routes, and sends immediate alerts if something unexpected happens to a package, notifying the user if, for example, a pallet’s seals have been tampered with or the goods are put at risk.

The system informs users when container doors are opened and provides geocoded proof-of-delivery information to the recipient. This confirms that the shipment has reached its destination and there has been no unauthorised opening of container doors.

The system can send notifications upon the return of containers to the shipping company’s yard, avoiding unjustified demurrages. ZTS informs clients if a container or pallet has turned on its side, capsized or is involved in a destructive incident.

Pharmaceutical shipments can be monitored from departure to arrival at its destination anywhere in the world. Alerts are sent by Zenatek’s web-based system by email to any device.

The ZTS tracking device has an internal receiver that is compatible with GPS and GLONASS standards, and is also Galileo-ready to provide an accurate geographical position for a monitored shipment at any point. The system’s communication parameters, and temperature and humidity can be remotely configured, even after a shipment has departed.

The most important aspect of this service is that ZTS will trigger alarms when a container’s internal temperature or humidity deviates from a predetermined level set by the client. It also alerts the user when the temperature returns to the required level.

Effective design

The ZTS design was based on strict cost control in order to develop container tracking devices at an affordable price without compromising the efficacy of what is needed by the end user: tracking and monitoring. ZTS monitors containers and assets in transit around the world, providing real-time information on possible tampering, temperature variances and location using GPS/GSM.

It is a comprehensive, self-contained service. ZTS devices need not be retrieved at destination points because all traced route and shipment information is in the system and has already been transmitted – the devices may be used on a ‘one-way’ basis. This particular cost-saving feature makes it ideal for monitoring pharma cargo.

The battery life for a device sending one message a day is nine months. The number of daily reports can be altered according to the user’s requirements.

Alerts are sent by email to the user’s phone. The user is able to log in with an encrypted password and ID to view the cargo’s position and the notifications.

Web-based portals for precise tracking

Through a multiple-mapping solution viewed on a webbased tracking portal, the position of the tracking device can be located within metres. Each unique user has access to the ZTS portal, enabling them to view the real-time location and where the cargo has been.

In under a few minutes, the container tracking device is attached to the container doors by three powerful magnets. No tools are needed for installation. Real-time logistics data is available as soon as the device has been installed.

The client may store documentation such as a packing list, bill of lading and sanitary certificates in the web-based application. The information may be retrieved with a password from the client’s agent at the destination.

ZTS monitors containers and assets in transit around the world, providing real-time information.

Supply chain chokepoints

ZTS enables identification of chokepoints in the supply chain – where cargo is likely to be misplaced at terminals or delayed. Therefore, it also allows users to reduce safety stocks, which are the inventories that exceed normal needs and are used as a buffer against shipment delays.

Real-time information on what is happening with shipments and a reliable alarm system to report adverse incidents gives users control over the situation, and enables effective and prompt reaction for damage control if necessary, such as reshipping.