smart container

(logistics) An ocean or air (ULD) shipping container equipped with devices capable of monitoring and transmitting the following to a central location: worldwide location; interior and exterior temperatures; exposure to light, radiation and chemicals; and inventory data (through Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags and transponders on cartons).
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is considering the use of smart containers as a requirement for participation in the “Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism” (C-TPAT) initiative. See radio frequency identification.

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