Jacksonville, FL - July 3, 2013 – Sea Star Line, LLC announced today that its groundbreaking refrigerated cargo monitoring service, StarGuard Elite Service, has been enhanced to provide refrigerated cargo shippers, especially pharmaceutical companies, full visibility of the refrigerated container’s progress, 24/7. Customers can now manage and monitor their refrigerated containers directly in real-time from any Internet-connected personal computer, tablet or mobile device. StarGuard Elite Service provides immediate up-to-date access to the trip progress and confirm that temperatures, as well as, onboard and environmental conditions were met throughout the entire voyage, land or sea, anywhere in North America. The new technology gives Sea Star Line wireless monitoring capacities on 100% of its refrigerated container fleet, marine terminals and vessels. This milestone has been achieved through the use of Mark-It Services’ WAM-R, advanced wireless device, which is mounted on every refrigerated container in the StarGuard Elite Service.
Utilizing the latest in GPS, cellular and industrial-processing hardware, the sophisticated interface capability gives remote operators direct access to the state of the machinery, whether it is plugged/unplugged, powered/without power, if any alarms exist and the full range of temperature readings including set, supply, return and ambient temperatures.
For the first time, pharmaceutical customers can consider ground shipping versus airfreight for their reefer containers. They can now monitor the fragile shipments and be guaranteed that the products inside the reefer were controlled continuously. All of this at a considerably lower cost than air transit.
Refrigerated container shippers now have the ultimate in flexibility and control with the Sea Star StarGuard Elite Service. Sea Star Line’s investment in the WAM-R technology gives all refrigerated container shippers a complete service that brings them piece of mind, as well as, cost-savings.
“We are excited about our newly enhanced StarGuard Elite Service and its amazing capabilities utilizing Mark-It Services’ WAM-R device” commented Tim Nolan, Sea Star Line, Executive Vice President. “Reefers can be monitored as well as managed in real-time, which is not common in the shipping industry. This is just another way that Sea Star Line can reach out and give our refrigerated cargo customers the cutting edge technology and service that they deserve,” Mr. Nolan concluded.
About Sea Star Line, LLC
Headquartered in Jacksonville, FL, Sea Star Line offers integrated transportation services to and from the United States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. With simultaneous roll-on, roll-off and lift-on, lift-off capabilities, Sea Star vessels are the most versatile and efficient in the trade. Company operations are certified to ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and Green Office standards. Sea Star Line was named the QMS Company of the Year and honored with the Logistics Management Quest for Quality Award in the Ocean Carrier segment in 2010 and 2011. For more information, visit www.SeaStarLine.com.
About WAM Technologies
WAM Technologies (WAM) www.wamcentral.net, a Mark-It Services company, is headquartered in Lakehurst, New Jersey USA. Mark-It offers hardware, software and services for the remote wireless management and control of reefer containers on a global basis. Through the use of GPS, GSM and IP platforms, WAM software is now an integral part of the management of over 200,000 reefers worldwide with users rapid expanding. Find more information about WAM and its capabilities at www.wamcentral.net.
About Mark-It Services
Mark-It Services (MIS), www.markitservices.com, headquartered in Lakehurst, New Jersey USA with global operations and software development centers. Founded in 1989, Mark-It’s core business provides staffed and web-based monitoring and cargo protective services for refrigerated containers and related assets as they move through the intermodal cold chain. This process includes everything from basic track & trace, to full scale staffed reefer monitoring, alert assessment, repair vendor management and booking system integration. Mark-It Services manages over 95 percent of all rail intermodal reefer cargo in the US, along with the data management of over 200,000 reefers worldwide. Mark-It actively manages between 60,000 and 75,000 live reefer loads per month for customers requiring full cargo protective services. Mark-It Services’ capabilities can be found at www.mark-itservices.com.