Cargo Container Security and Tracking

With a lot of regulations and legislation being introduced in the aftermath of 9/11, expectations the cargo container security and tracking industry would finally take off were high, prompting many vendors to enter this market with advanced solutions. While RFID-based point solutions at port yards are becoming more established - at least in North America and Western Europe - uptake of more advanced GPS-based solutions has been disappointing, despite several available solutions from vendors such as Skybitz, DB Schenker, Starcom, and Pointer Telocation. This study explores the tracking and security of freight (cargo) containers as they are transported across international trade routes, including maritime environments (e.g. ports, oceans, etc.). The report covers maritime and intermodal asset management solutions that are enabled with a family of integrated wireless technologies to provide real-time, global tracking, security, and communications features. The research also focuses on the adoption of next-generation wireless technologies as enablers of cargo container tracking and security with a primary focus on active RFID, RTLS, and GPS technologies. Legacy tracking (barcode, OCR), security (mechanical seals), and communications (satellite, GPRS, Wi-Fi) technologies are also covered.

Table of Contents

  • Top Line Forecast
  • Drivers
  • Inhibitors
  • Market Share
  • Summary and Strategic Recommendations
  • 1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • 1.1. Industry Trends
    • 1.2. Technologies
    • 1.3. Ecosystem
    • 1.4. Drivers and Barriers
    • 1.5. Forecasts
  • 2. RECOMMENDATIONS
    • 2.1. Technology Solution Vendors
    • 2.2. Governments
    • 2.3. Manufacturers, Shippers, and Carriers
  • 3. MARKETS, SEGMENTS, AND ECOSYSTEM
    • 3.1. Cargo Container Transportation Markets
    • 3.2. Cargo Container Transportation Segments
    • 3.3. Cargo Container Transport Ecosystem
  • 4. TECHNOLOGIES
    • 4.1. GPS
    • 4.2. RFID
    • 4.3. RTLS
    • 4.4. OCR
    • 4.5. Barcode
    • 4.6. Electronic Seals
    • 4.7. Cellular Communication
    • 4.8. Satellite Communications
    • 4.9. Wi-Fi
    • 4.10. Batteries
    • 4.11. Sensors
    • 4.12. On-device Memory
  • 5. REQUIREMENTS AND SOLUTIONS
    • 5.1. Container Security and Tracking Requirements
    • 5.2. Solutions
    • 5.3. Installation
    • 5.4. Solutions Addressing Line of Sight Issue
    • 5.5. Example: Cont-Trak
  • 6. STANDARDIZATION AND LEGISLATION
    • 6.1. C-TPAT
    • 6.2. ACE
    • 6.3. OSC
    • 6.4. US CBP 24-Hour Advance Manifest Rule
    • 6.5. CSI
    • 6.6. US Department of Energy Megaports Initiative
    • 6.7. US CBP Importer Security Filing Initiative (10+2 Program)
    • 6.8. US SAFE Port Act of 2006 and SFI
    • 6.9. STAR
    • 6.10. SST Initiative
    • 6.11. ISPS Code
    • 6.12. SAFE Framework
    • 6.13. INTEGRITY Project
    • 6.14. TAPA-FSR
    • 6.15. TSA - TWIC
    • 6.16. Other Regulations
  • 7. MARKET DRIVERS
    • 7.1. Increasing Demand for Global, Complex, Integrated Logistics Support
    • 7.2. Competitive Pressure on Customer Service
    • 7.3. Regulation and Legislation
    • 7.4. Standardization
    • 7.5. Decreasing Costs
    • 7.6. Cost Savings
  • 8. MARKET BARRIERS
    • 8.1. Line of Sight and Coverage Restrictions
    • 8.2. Volatile World Trade with Different Impact among Regions
    • 8.3. Uncertainty of Growth Perspectives
    • 8.4. Market Consolidation, Internationalization, and Globalization of Large Customers
    • 8.5. Conservative Nature of International Logistics Environment
  • 9. FORECASTS
    • 9.1. Definitions, Assumptions, and Methodology
    • 9.2. Forecasts: Tags
    • 9.3. Forecasts: Readers
    • 9.4. Forecasts: Software and Solutions
    • 9.5. Forecast: Total Revenues
  • 10. VENDOR AND ORGANIZATION PROFILES
    • 10.1. American Association of Port Authorities
    • 10.2. APS Technology Group
    • 10.3. DB Schenker
    • 10.4. Cargo Handling Cooperative Program
    • 10.5. Confidex
    • 10.6. DASH 7 Alliance
    • 10.7. GlobalTrack
    • 10.8. Hi-G-Tek
    • 10.9. IBM
    • 10.10. Intelleflex
    • 10.11. International ISO Group
    • 10.12. International Maritime Organization
    • 10.13. US Department of Transportation Maritime Administration (MARAD)
    • 10.14. Motorola Solutions
    • 10.15. NovaVision (CGM Security Solutions)
    • 10.16. Omi-ID
    • 10.17. Pointer Telocation
    • 10.18. Port Security Council of America
    • 10.19. RFID Global Solution (RFIDGS)
    • 10.20. Savi Technology
    • 10.21. SSA Marine
    • 10.22. SkyBitz
    • 10.23. SkyWave
    • 10.24. Starcom
    • 10.25. US Customs and Border Protection
    • 10.26. Wavetrend
    • 10.27. World Customs Organization (WCO)
    • 10.28. World Shipping Council
    • 10.29. Zebra Technologies
  • 11. COMPANY DIRECTORY
  • 12. ACRONYMS
    • 12.1. Scope of Study
    • 12.2. Sources and Methodology
    • 12.3. Notes

Tables

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  1. Container Security and Tracking Tag Hardware Shipments by Technology, World Market, Forecast: 2008 to 2016
  2. Top 20 Ports - Container Throughput, World Market: 2006 to 2010
  3. Top 100 Ocean Carriers - Container Fleets, World Market: 2011
  4. Container Security and Tracking Tag Hardware Shipments by Technology, World Market, Forecast: 2008 to 2016
  5. Container Security and Tracking Tag Hardware Revenues by Technology, World Market, Forecast: 2008 to 2016
  6. Container Security and Tracking Reader Hardware Shipments by Technology, World Market, Forecast: 2008 to 2016
  7. Container Security and Tracking Reader Hardware Revenues by Technology, World Market, Forecast: 2008 to 2016
  8. Container Security and Tracking Software and Service Revenues by Technology, World Market, Forecast: 2008 to 2016
  9. RFID Container Security and Tracking Revenues by Type, World Market, Forecast: 2008 to 2016
  10. RTLS Container Security and Tracking Revenues by Type, World Market, Forecast: 2008 to 2016
  11. GPS Container Security and Tracking Revenues by Type, World Market, Forecast: 2008 to 2016
  12. Total Container Security and Tracking Revenues by Technology, World Market, Forecast: 2008 to 2016

Charts

  1. Container Security and Tracking Hardware Shipments by Technology, World Market, Forecast: 2008 to 2016
  2. Total Container Security and Tracking Revenues by Technology, World Market, Forecast: 2008 to 2016
  3. Container Security and Tracking Hardware Shipments by Technology
  4. Container Security and Tracking Tag Hardware Shipments by Technology
  5. Container Security and Tracking Tag Hardware Revenues by Technology
  6. Container Security and Tracking Reader Hardware Shipments by Technology
  7. Container Security and Tracking Reader Hardware Revenues by Technology
  8. Container Security and Tracking Software and Service Revenues by Technology
  9. RFID Container Security and Tracking Revenues by Type
  10. RTLS Container Security and Tracking Revenues by Type
  11. GPS Container Security and Tracking Revenues by Type
  12. Total Container Security and Tracking Revenues by Technology

Figures

  1. Container Security and Tracking Technology Capabilities
  2. Simplified Container Transportation Value Chain and Ecosystem
  3. Cargo Container Transport Ecosystem Diagram
  4. Cellocator Container Lock
  5. Starcom - Triton
  6. Starcom - Triton - Container Attachment
  7. Cont-Trak Terminal Installation CTIM including Battery Pack on Container End
  8. Cont-Trak Terminal Installation MT3550