Port of Rotterdam to Use Savi Networks SaviTrak (TM) for Cargo Security and Management Service
Mountain View, Calif., 01/30/2007 -- Savi Networks today announced that it has extended the SaviTrak™ real-time information service to key terminal locations at the Port of Rotterdam, Europe’s largest port and a transportation gateway linked to more than 1,000 ports worldwide. SaviTrak enhances efficiency and security for shippers, port terminal operators and service providers by automatically tracking the location and security status of cargo containers.
“The installation of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) infrastructure linked to the SaviTrak information service helps us maintain a technology edge for fast, efficient and secure operations,” said Jan Westerhoud, President of Europe Container Terminals (ECT) at the Port of Rotterdam. “With SaviTrak, and its ability to track and manage shipments throughout a global information network, we can offer greater services to our shipping customers and trading partners.”
“With facilities at the Port of Rotterdam now online, SaviTrak services are fully operational at many of the world’s major ports in Asia, the Americas and Europe,” said Lani Fritts, chief operating officer of Savi Networks. “Europe, which also includes our infrastructure at the Port of Felixstowe in the United Kingdom, is a critical link in our growing network because so much world trade flows into and out of this region.”
Additionally, Fritts noted that network installations at ports in Rotterdam and Felixstowe are particularly timely because they coincide with increasing recognition among shippers and government authorities that better cargo security measures like SaviTrak can also help improve the speed and efficiency of containerized cargo moving worldwide.
Savi Networks LLC provides shippers and their logistics providers with greater management control, efficiency and security in their global supply chains through SaviTrak™, a real-time information service that monitors the location and status of cargo container shipments and their contents. The company, which is a joint venture between Savi Technology, Inc., a Lockheed Martin company [NYSE: LMT], and Hutchison Port Holdings, the world’s leading port operator, partners with ports and terminal operators to extend its global network, which leverages standards-based Automatic Identification and Data Collection technologies. To learn more about Savi Networks, visit www.savinetworks.com.