Application of radio frequency identification (RFID) technology in container transportation in India's sea ports- an empirical study
P. Gurusamy, S. Renugadevi
The introduction of containerization in 1956 to the worldwide shipping industry marked a seminal point in the development of modern transoceanic commerce. The ability to load cargo into standardized metal boxes and then load those boxes onto large ocean-going vessels created an entire new way of moving freight. RFID is evolving as a major technology enabler for identifying and tracking goods and assets around the world. Poor setup of the RFID reader and tag will lower the feasibility of RFID adoption as well as increase the cost. In order to address the challenges of implementing RFID in the container transportation, this paper provides method of applying RFID technology in container transportation. This statement conferred that, this is the right time the Government of India and DGFT expert committee should investigate about the feasibility of apply the RFID technology in sea ports for developing the efficiency of container tracking system in future.