Chinese and US Ports Launch RFID Network

The Shanghai-Savannah Express Trade Lane Project represents a partnership of Shanghai International Port Group (SIPG), Georgia Ports Authority and Savi Networks. SIPG and Savi Networks have jointly developed a localized radio frequency identification (RFID) solution which includes electronic seal and global positioning system (GPS) integrated handheld. It builds on a project previously conducted by SIPG from Shanghai to Yantai and will facilitate the Shanghai group’s objective of being a global information and logistics hub.

The solution will be built on an open, international standards-based network platform compatible with ISO 18000-7 for active RFID devices and ISO 18185 for electronic container security devices.

"We’re embarking on this pilot with Savi Networks to ensure that SIPG provides our customers and China Customs with state-of-the-art information services to optimize both the efficiency and security of shipments both domestically and globally,” said Bao Qifan, executive vice president of SIPG.

The solution will be extended to SIPG’s Shanghai port terminals following the completion of this project. It will include RFID and the SaviTrak information service. SaviTrak is already in place at the Port of Savannah.

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