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Shanghai Port embraces RFID box security and tracking

Shanghai: Shanghai International Port Group (SIPG), the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) and Savi Networks are to launch on Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)-based network that automatically tracks the location and security of containerized cargo transported between the Port of Shanghai in China and the Port of Savannah in Georgia. 

Called the "Shanghai-Savannah Express Trade Lane Project," the RFID solution includes electronic seals and GPS integrated handheld receivers to monitor security and pinpoint locations. It builds on a project previously conducted by SIPG from Shanghai to Yantai and eventually will see the RFID-based Savitrack information service, already in place at Port of Georgia, installed at Port of Shanghai as well.   
 
"We're embarking on this pilot with Savi Networks to ensure that SIPG provides our customers and China Customs with state-of-the-art information services to optimize both the efficiency and security of shipments both domestically and globally," said Bao Qifan, executive vp at SIPG.
 
"The extension of our real-time information service to the Port of Shanghai adds yet another critical link to our growing network throughout the global supply chain," said Vic Verma, chief executive officer of Savi Networks, a joint venture between Savi Technology Inc, a Lockheed Martin company, and Hutchison Port Holdings.  [06/06/07]

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