Intermodal RFID network going national

May 1, 2007
Horizon Services Group is working with federal and local governments to create a national network for real-time intermodal container tracking using the existing RFID reader infrastructure on highways.

Horizon Services Group is working with federal and local governments to create a national network for real-time intermodal container tracking using the existing RFID reader infrastructure on highways.

“This will be a significant step in solving the intermodal black hole,” says Duncan Wright, director of business development for Horizon Services Group. “We could track assets in real time, reduce unnecessary repositioning of containers, address congestion issues, improve asset utilization, and increase supply chain security for everyone's benefit.”

The company released an end-to-end intermodal active RFID tracking solution in September, which was combined with Horizon's web-based event management system. It provides shippers with visibility and supply chain efficiencies by providing real-time information throughout the container's transit, according to the company.

Horizon says it is now working to create a national tracking network with the infrastructure for tracking containers once they leave ports and head to final destinations.

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