Tag Archives: intermodal transport

Real-time container tracking is ready to take off

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The installed base of intermodal shipping containers worldwide has surpassed 20 million and represents a significant market opportunity for the telematics industry. Several wireless M2M operators including Orbcomm, AT&T, Everything Everywhere and Telenor even have assumed the role of end-to-end solution providers of container tracking. A real-time container tracking solution with data logging, satellite positioning and data communication can help ... Read More »

SICIS tracks 5000 containers from China to Europe

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“SICIS is a unique tool for the pro-active monitoring of container supply chains and for the first time allows a complete overview of a container’s transport”, says Robin Smith, representative of UK-based logistics provider BAP Logistics, partner in the project that developed SICIS. The SICIS system achieved the goal to track more than 5,000 containers on their way from China ... Read More »

Opening a …window to the Adriatic Ports

The Igoumenitsa Port

The ports of the Adriatic area represent one of the main gates linking Continental Europe towards Asia and Southern Mediterranean regions and these ports need to increase port efficiency and productivity rates. A real better performance can be achieved by introducing a better organisation of the port operations and smart ICT systems capable to smoothing the interfaces between modes and ... Read More »