“Government cargo inspectors would be able to get real-time data about the contents and whereabouts of shipping vessels around the world under a new tracking service being introduced by International Business Machines Corp. and the Danish shipping giant A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S.
The monitoring program involves putting a shoebox-sized wireless sensor inside individual cargo containers. The devices would relay data on the containers’ location and condition _ and whether they appear to have been tampered with via satellite to a centralized system accessible by manufacturers, retailers and shipping companies in addition to government inspectors.”
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