Savi to Deploy Security and Tracking Network at VPA Terminals

Tuesday, October 10, 2006
Savi Networks announced that it is installing Radio Frequency Identification-based (RFID) technology information services at Virginia Port Authority terminals to further enhance the security and efficiency of cargo container shipments. Under an agreement signed August 22, with the VPA, Savi Networks will deploy a system compatible with international standards (ISO18000-7) at Norfolk International Terminal, Newport News Marine Terminal and Portsmouth Marine Terminal. The network automatically tracks the location and security status of RFID-tagged containers. SaviTrak(TM), the company's web-based managed information service, also will be utilized to deliver real-time information collected by the network infrastructure. "In an era of heightened security concerns, we're glad to help Savi employ its technology at our terminals," said J. Robert Bray, VPA's executive director. Savi Networks, a joint venture between Savi Technology, a Lockheed Martin company, and Hutchison Port Holdings, has similar agreements with a number of major port authorities and terminal operators worldwide who are participating in the development of the company's global information network.

The SaviTrak information service is integrated with an open technology platform that receives and processes real-time data feeds from standards-based RFID technologies as well as other Automatic Identification and Data Collection (AIDC) technologies, such as barcodes, EPC-compliant passive and Global Positioning Systems (GPS) used to track ships and trucks transporting ocean containers. Also, Lockheed Martin has been collaborating with the intermodal industry to better understand and develop solutions to address the myriad security needs across the global supply chain. VPA was a participant in an industry workshop, held at the Lockheed Martin's Center for Innovation in Suffolk, Va., in June, which specifically addressed the issues surrounding integrated domain awareness, port security and Secure Freight.

Maritime Reporter June 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

ClassNK Holds LNG Fuel Technologies Seminars

ClassNk held LNG-Fuelled Vessel Technologies seminars in Shanghai and Singapore on 22 July and 24, July 2014, respectively. With the industry looking to adopt

USCG Change of Command in Galveston

A Coast Guard lieutenant commander and graduate of Hastings High School in Houston, took command of Maritime Safety and Security Team Galveston during a ceremony in Galveston Thursday.

Miller Rejoins TITAN as Salvage Master

Captain Stuart Miller has rejoined Crowley Maritime Corporation’s TITAN Salvage operations team as salvage master, bringing with him over 30 years of worldwide,

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Security Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Navigation Offshore Oil Pipelines Salvage Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1403 sec (7 req/sec)