Maersk Container Industry (MCI) has introduced an energy meter feature on all MCI Star Cool reefers which logs energy consumption in real time.
Once a reefer fitted with the meter is turned on the data provided can be monitored via a modem or manually at any time during the voyage until it reaches its destination.
This adds to Maersk’s Remote Container Management system, which allows real-time monitoring of the company’s cold chain operations.
Maersk Line was the first to take delivery of the new reefers at the start of 2017.
Catja Hjorth, head of equipment excellence at Maersk, said: “Being able to accurately track the energy consumption of individual Star Cool reefer containers is a valuable add on for us.
“It means that we can monitor actual energy consumption from point-to-point for different commodities, which supports not only cost optimisation but also our sustainability goals.”