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When imported goods are shipped from a seaport to regional hubs throughout the United States via rail, the timing of their arrival can be varied and unpredictable. The inability to accurately plan when products will arrive can cause added expense and delays for Royal Food Import, which imports private-label processed fruits, fish and vegetables packaged in Asia and South America, and supplies them to U.S. retailers.
So when the company began seeking a temperature-monitoring system for its containers in transit-to ensure temperature-sensitive products, such as pouches of peaches and pineapples, maintain a safe temperature threshold-it discovered that a single solution could solve both temperature and scheduling issues. What's more, the system could also provide container security, and allow customers to gain a real-time view into where their products were located.
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