Cargo Tracking for Global Threats


Tracking solutions provider Globe Tracker has highlighted the importance of securing cargo at ports and across the wider supply chain in order to mitigate the risks associated with illegal immigration.

This news follows a recent video released by the company, detailing how its ‘GT Communications Units’ can help customers to track their cargo in real-time.

Supply chain stakeholders are already impacted by myriad factors, from work stoppages to terminal overflow, and have fast-growing cargo security challenges such as cargo intrusion, theft and the introduction of stowaways.

Supply chain stakeholders have a way to get ahead of the market by adding cargo visibility and security through Globe Tracker’s Communications Unit and ‘eSeal’ technology.

Don Miller, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Globe Tracker, said: “The premise is simple: the Port of departure inspects the cargo on site and certifies that the cargo has been inspected and is considered “low risk”. The container is affixed with an eSeal. The wireless infrastructure at the terminal registers the locking of the container and the camera system records who locked the container. The eSeal also timestamps this activity to match the camera records.

“The result is that you gain real time data from the inspection of locking of a container. real time loading data on to the vessel, real time off load at destination port and data that can be shared with customs.”

Globe Tracker’s wireless technology offers asset owners the power to monitor cargo in real-time on chassis, trucks, trailers and containers anywhere in the world.

Stakeholders are able to receive alarms regarding status, location and time, and when there are cargo events of concern.

Globe Tracker also offers the ability to share critical supply chain data among stakeholders such as shippers, customs officials and law enforcement through its Trade Data Exchange Network.

The company concluded by saying that end-to-end cargo visibility and security is a must for any body looking to keep their supply chain safe and moving.

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