A.S. Shipping Agencies, a container freight station operator based in Chennai, India, is combining RFID with GPS and GPRS technologies to track containers throughout its storage yard, located 10 miles from the Port of Chennai. The company claims it is the first in India to deploy a real-time container tracking and monitoring system, and indicates it has reduced the time spent searching for containers from as much as 24 hours to just a few minutes. Officials say it was becoming increasingly difficult to manually locate containers, because the freight station covers almost 60 acres.
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