Savi Networks Announces Shanghai-Savannah

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<p><strong>Savannah, Ga. &mdash; June 5&nbsp;</strong><br />Shanghai International Port Group (SIPG), the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) and Savi Networks have announced their plans to launch a radio frequency identification (RFID)-based network that automatically tracks the location and security of containerized cargo transported between the Port of Shanghai in China and the Port of Savannah in Georgia.&nbsp; </p><p>Called the &ldquo;Shanghai-Savannah Express Trade Lane Project,&rdquo; the companies announced their partnership plans at the Third Annual China Trade and Logistics Conference, held at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center.<br /><br />SIPG and Savi Networks have jointly developed a localized China RFID solution, which includes electronic seal and GPS integrated handheld for this project. </p><p>This solution builds on a project previously conducted by SIPG from Shanghai to Yantai and will facilitate SIPG&rsquo;s objective of being a global information and logistics hub. <br /><br />The solution will be built on an open, international standards-based network platform, including compatibility with ISO standard 18000-7 for active RFID devices and ISO standard 18185 for electronic container security devices, both operating at the 433.92 MHz radio frequency. <br /><br />&ldquo;We&rsquo;re embarking on this pilot with Savi Networks to ensure that SIPG provides our customers and China Customs with state-of-the-art information services to optimize both the efficiency and security of shipments both domestically and globally,&rdquo; said Bao Qifan, SIPG executive vice president.&nbsp; </p><p>Vic Verma, Savi Networks CEO, agrees.</p><p>&ldquo;The extension of our real-time information service to the Port of Shanghai adds yet another critical link to our growing network throughout the global supply chain,&rdquo; Verma said.<br /><br />After the successful completion of the project, SIPG and Savi Networks will extend its RFID-based solution and SaviTrak information service to terminal facilities operated by SIPG at the Port of Shanghai, one of the world&rsquo;s largest and busiest ports and key gateway for products manufactured in China and shipped to the United States. </p><p>SaviTrak already exists at the Port of Savannah under a previously announced agreement between the Georgia Ports Authority and Savi Networks.</p>

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