Container security system deployed at Florida port
Jun 15, 2007 9:30 AM
GE Security Inc announced the deployment of the CommerceGuard container security system at the Port Everglades Terminal in Florida’s Port Everglades. The port handles more than 864,000 TEU (20-foot equivalent container units) and about a half million containers annually.
CommerceGuard now monitors container security device (CSD)-equipped containers at Port Everglades Terminal. The system can detect and report intrusion into a container to help ensure the safety of cargo as it travels from point-of-origin to final destination. It does this by integrating CSDs and a global information network.
The CommerceGuard CSD is mounted inside a container as it is being loaded for shipment to monitor for and report on potential en route tampering or damage. While in transit, CSDs communicate securely with fixed and handheld readers. Readers then forward encrypted security and tracking information wirelessly to the global CommerceGuard Information Network, where authorities access it via the Internet. Automated warnings are also routed to appropriate authorities when warranted.
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