International Shipment Tracking with Zenatek ZTS real-time monitoring

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September 25th 2020

The revolutionary Zenatek Tracking System (ZTS) ease and streamline international shipping of temperature sensitive and high value pharmaceutical and biotech products, particularly when shipped in containers.

ZTS is a comprehensive container tracking system that provides solutions to risks of temperature and humidity excursions, damage or tampering during pharmaceutical shipments that can have potentially catastrophic consequences for quality and compliance. It also allows pharma companies to trace shipments throughout their journeys for enhanced Good Distribution Practice (GDP), track and trace and other regulatory requirements.

IoT GPS tracker

The ZTS mobile tracking system incorporates advanced communications and satellite Global Positioning System (GPS) tracker technology, leveraged by Internet of Things (IoT) tracking concepts. These allow the system to monitor geographical position and progress of international shipping consignments in real time end to end from loading to arrival.

The primary purposes of the sophisticated ZTS system are to provide continuous and real time monitoring of:

  • Temperature and humidity
  • Physical cargo stability and security
  • Location

The secondary purpose is to keep shipment aligned with its management metadata and documentation throughout the journey to provide a continuous audit trail. This is achieved by giving the consignment internet addressability to provide a genuine online tracking system.

ZTD GPS tracking device

At the heart of ZTS is the Zenatek Tracking Device (ZTD), the hardware part of the solution.

Incorporating one of the smallest GPS tracker chips currently available, ZTD attaches to containers, pallets or even individual cartons, accompanying them during international shipping journeys and relaying real-time information to any internet-connected computer or mobile device via GPS/GSM internet provided through close partnership with a major international provider.

Through a multiple mapping solution via a web-based tracking portal, the position of the ZTD GPS tracking device can be located to within meters. Each unique user has access to the ZTS portal, enabling them to view the real-time location and the shipment history.

The GPS tracking chip sends data frequently, which means it does not need to be retrieved or interrogated at destination, as all the journey information has already been uploaded via the Zenatek server to owner’s system. Number of daily reports can also be altered according to users’ requirements at each stage of forwarding.

Real-time logistics data is available as soon as the device has been installed. The client may store documentation within the Zenatek web-based application, such as packing lists, bills of lading and sanitary certificates, which can be retrieved and downloaded with log in by client’s agent at the destination.

ZTS GPS and track capabilities

ZTS ensures shipments are delivered safely and on schedule. It can track and trace  shipment worldwide and send immediate alerts if something unexpected happens For instance, for instance if container doors or pallet seals are subjected to tampering, or flag up any temperature risks to which goods may have been subjected. ZTS also informs clients if a container or pallet is involved in a violent incident. Alerts are sent via GPRS to named addressees who can receive notifications by email on PC or mobile devices.

Other GPS tracking companies provide remote datalogger and ‘track my vehicle’ type services but none of these can match the overall connectivity and responsiveness of ZTS or its ability to track lines in real time.

By combining GPS and tracking data , ZTS can provide a full record of the whole transit history, providing enormous quantities of useful data for statistical, efficiency and quality analysis. The system can also confirm return of containers to the shipping company, avoiding unjustified demurrages.

Real-time information on the status of shipments and immediate alerts on incidents as they happen provides owners with control of the situation, allowing effective and prompt remedial action, such as reshipping if necessary.


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International Shipment Tracking with Zenatek ZTS real-time monitoring

The ZTS tracking device can be attached to any metallic surface