Securing Ports: Technology Makes a Big Difference
A new and ambitious project is focused on developing and deploying electronic cargo tracking solutions, as Gordon Feller discovers. A new project sponsored by the US Federal Government’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) could make a big difference across seaports, dry ports and manufacturing Free Trade Zones, plus across different geographies, traversing from landlocked locations to ports, in East Africa, and in Asia. The aim is simply to expedite customs clearance and enhance trade facilitation. It sounds simple in theory, but in reality, these things never are. The objective is part of an initiative focused on the “Internet of Things” (IoT).