'Smart' Containers integrate state-of-the-art communications, tracking and sensing technologies with an innovative recyclable twenty-foot equivalent unit (TEU) intermodal shipping container made from light-weight, polymer material. This integration effort seeks to alleviate past challenges encountered with active RFID-only applications by providing discrete, near real time tracking and monitoring of a shipping container moving anywhere in the world. Advanced sensors integrated with a satellite tracking device provide intrusion detection and send an auto alert with location data to appropriate parties in near real-time.
Over 16 million steel containers transit uninspected through US ports every year.
Last year, over 5 million steel containers transited through the Los Angeles port area while only 1.5 million were exported.