Friday, June 13, 2014

LOGISTICS TECHNOLOGY

Interesting.  For containers.

From American Shipper--
Belgian researchers developing new container tracking technology
Friday, June 13, 2014
Researchers from iMinds-Ghent University in Belgium are working on a new standardized format for the tracking of ocean containers, according to an article in Projects Magazine.
iMinds focuses on the development of wireless communications networks and their application to industry. iMinds researcher Ingrid Moerman heads the Control and Management of Constrained Devices teams (COMACOD) where the plan is to build sensors that would more accurately track the position of individual containers.
The sensors would work in tandem with GPS. The research is particularly targeting the tracking of empty containers, which Moerman acknowledged “often become lost when not in use — creating huge costs for freight companies.”
Moerman has done previous work in the container tracking technology industry, according to the article, using low-power wireless networks to power basic track and trace systems.