TransCore unveils high-security container transport system

TransCore, a transportation service company, has unveiled a high-security transportation system for ocean freight containers entering the United States. Under the Northwest Project, ocean shipping containers are affixed with electronic seals and loaded onto trucks outfitted with wireless communication radio frequency identification (RFID) tags. Roadside readers then identify shipments as they pass

TransCore, a transportation service company, has unveiled a high-security transportation system for ocean freight containers entering the United States.

Under the Northwest Project, ocean shipping containers are affixed with electronic seals and loaded onto trucks outfitted with wireless communication radio frequency identification (RFID) tags. Roadside readers then identify shipments as they pass by various gateways from point of origin to their destination, said TransCore.

The electronic container seals also provide data necessary to identify the container and associated cargo and report whether a container has been opened, whether it has been tampered with, and whether an illicit breach occurred so authorities can be notified, the company said.

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