Temperature and exposure to light can be traced during shipping.
FedEx has launched a new type of tracking and monitoring service that it hopes will better serve the UK jewellery and gemstones industry by providing information on a shipment’s exposure to changing temperatures and light during its journey.
The company has launched its SenseAware service to suit jewellery dealers and designers who are wishing to courier jewellery and precious stones, but are concerned about the impact of temperature, light and humidity when shipping and the impact each can have on gems, metals and plastics.
The service provides the sender with "enhanced visibility" during shipping through the use of a multi-sensor device that collects and transmits data from inside packages, pallets, trailers, and warehouses using wireless communication. The data is sent to an online platform for monitoring and analysis, providing information about location and conditions, with customisable triggers that can set alerts in response to changing conditions.
The SenseAware service has been rolled out in the UK and 14 other countries across Europe including Belgium, Italy, France, Spain, Poland and German, which FexEx says should fill the specific need for those showcasing collections at international trade shows or for clientele overseas.