Belmont, Calif.-based Savi Network extended real-time service reach into new port terminals – including Port of Felixstowe (PFL), the largest container port in the United Kingdom.
Network infrastructure, including SaviTrak software and RFID readers, work together, too, at PFL’s Trinity Terminal, the largest cargo-handling facility in the UK.
The readers, which are placed on dockside cranes and at entry and exit gates, automatically capture chain of custody handoff points for containers equipped with international standards-based RFID tags.
Savi Networks Extends SaviTrak(TM) Real-Time Information Network to United Kingdom’s Port of Felixstowe
Wednesday September 20, 8:00 am ET
SaviTrak(TM) and RFID Network Infrastructure Now Fully Operational at Ports in Europe, U.S. and Asia to Automatically Track, Monitor, and Secure Global Container Shipments
BELMONT, Calif., Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ – Savi Networks today announced that it has extended the SaviTrak(TM) real-time information service to key terminal locations at the Port of Felixstowe (PFL), the largest container port in the United Kingdom, and one of the largest in Europe. SaviTrak improves efficiency and security for shippers, terminal operators and service providers by automatically tracking the location and security status of cargo containers and continuously monitoring the condition of their contents as they are transported throughout the global supply chain.
“The SaviTrak information infrastructure at Felixstowe is a milestone because it now links an important transportation hub in Europe with existing SaviTrak services set up at port terminals on both U.S. coasts and in Asia,” said Lani Fritts, chief operating officer of Savi Networks. “Our SaviTrak network installations are moving forward steadily worldwide to provide new levels of service that improve the efficiency, effectiveness and security of our customers’ supply operations.”
Network infrastructure, including SaviTrak software and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) readers, are now installed and operational at PFL’s Trinity Terminal, the largest cargo-handling facility in the United Kingdom. The readers, which are placed on dockside cranes and at entry and exit gates, automatically capture chain of custody handoff points for containers equipped with international standards-based RFID tags. The real-time data is routed to the web-based network software, which transforms it into actionable information that enables SaviTrak customers to make better supply chain decisions.
The SaviTrak information service is offered via an open technology platform, which accommodates multiple and interoperable Automatic Identification and Data Collection (AIDC) technologies, such as barcodes, EPC- compliant passive and active RFID technologies, and Global Positioning Systems (GPS) used to track ships and trucks that transport ocean containers. Active RFID technologies used are compatible with the ISO 18000-7 standard, and sensor seals are compatible with the ISO 18185 draft standard.
The company is a joint venture between Savi Technology, Inc., a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT – News), and Hutchison Port Holdings, the world’s leading port operator and developer. Savi Networks also has agreements to extend SaviTrak to terminals worldwide that are operated by the Georgia Port Authority, Trans Pacific Container Service Corp. (TraPac), Hong Ming Terminals and Stevedoring Company Ltd., and Marine Terminals Corp., among others.
Savi Networks provides shippers and their logistics providers with greater efficiency and security in their global supply chains through SaviTrak(TM), a real-time information service that monitors the location and status of cargo container shipments and their contents. To learn more about Savi Networks, visit www.savinetworks.com.