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RFID Solution Helps Hanjin Track Vehicles Entering, Exiting Giant Logistics Hub

Hanjin Newport Co., a division of Hanjin Shipping, is using an ultrahigh-frequency RFID solution to help manage its 20 percent growth in traffic this year at its deep-water terminal in the city of Busan, South Korea.

The solution, provided by Korean technology company Qbit, consists of Qbit's software and Mojix STARRFID receivers and eNode transmitters, to capture the movements of thousands of vehicles as they enter and exit the port.

HJNC's terminal, constructed in 2010 with a capacity of 2 million TEUs, serves as the logistics hub for Northeast Asia. The terminal is a joint venture between HJNC and the Port of Singapore Authority. Since opening, the terminal has been increasingly busy, processing 596,700 TEUs during the first quarter of 2014 versus 718,200 in the same quarter this year.

HJNC was able to accommodate the increased traffic, in part due to the RFID system that feeds data to its terminal operating system (TOS). The system makes it possible for the company to automatically identify each truck as it enters the terminal's main gate, and then its assigned loading area, and to forward that data to the automated rail-mounted gantry crane system so that the cranes can be dispatched to meet the vehicles and quickly unload or load their cargo containers.

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The solution, provided by Korean technology company Qbit, consists of Qbit's software and Mojix STARRFID receivers and eNode transmitters, to capture the movements of thousands of vehicles as they enter and exit the port.

HJNC's terminal, constructed in 2010 with a capacity of 2 million TEUs, serves as the logistics hub for Northeast Asia. The terminal is a joint venture between HJNC and the Port of Singapore Authority. Since opening, the terminal has been increasingly busy, processing 596,700 TEUs during the first quarter of 2014 versus 718,200 in the same quarter this year.

HJNC was able to accommodate the increased traffic, in part due to the RFID system that feeds data to its terminal operating system (TOS). The system makes it possible for the company to automatically identify each truck as it enters the terminal's main gate, and then its assigned loading area, and to forward that data to the automated rail-mounted gantry crane system so that the cranes can be dispatched to meet the vehicles and quickly unload or load their cargo containers.

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