China Introduces World’s First E-Tags in International Container Routes

by OldSailor on March 11, 2008



Now onwards, containers moving from Shanghai to Savannah will be E-tagged to track their movement for safe and efficient delivery. E-tags of door bell size will be embedded in the 20-foot container equivalent units (TEU). The research team of Shanghai International Port (Group) Co have developed these E-tags. The E-tags cost less than ten US dollars and can last for 10 years.

E-tags are capable of

  • monitoring loading port and unloading port with date and timings
  • updating the information on shipping company’s website in real time
  • giving alarm in the website if the container is illegally opened en route
  • eliminating smuggling activities in containers

Container ship Ningbo of China Shipping Container Liners Co., Ltd has sailed from Shangai on March 10, with E-tagged containers. The ship is expected to reach Savannah in a month.

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