Monday, January 16, 2012

Container Shipping Customers Get Security with New 24/7 Freight Tracking System

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WORLDWIDE – With track and trace now an essential component in the supply chain Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH) has introduced its system to oversee freight movements. The system, to be known as StellarTrak™, has been developed together with global wireless monitoring specialist LoadStar, both companies being subsidiaries of parent group Hutchison Whampoa. The web based system provides customers with next generation cargo security, monitoring and tracks assets such as shipping containers.

StellarTrak™ provides LoadStar customers with true, real-time information about their cargo and assets. Simply by logging in to StellarTrak, customers know the precise location of their cargo and assets, as well as the security and environmental status of the products inside. Customers can also subscribe to LoadStar’s monitoring service, and LoadStar will actively provide cargo monitoring and issue processing for them. The company operates worldwide, with offices in North America, Latin America and Asia and CEO Neil Smith commented:

“We provide our customers with a service that gives them control of their supply chain, allows them to manage by exception, and provides them with immediate and substantial bottom line benefits. StellarTrak is set-up quickly, at low cost and with no up-front investment required. It’s software-as-a-service, available on a pay-as-you-go basis, and is easy to install and use. All of this is made possible through HPH’s decade of experience using the latest wireless technologies to secure the supply chain around the globe.”

John Meredith, Group Managing Director of HPH emphasised that security is a matter of the utmost concern to all involved in the import/export supply chain saying:

“StellarTrak is the latest innovation in HPH’s longstanding commitment to port and cargo security. Cargo theft, spoilage, and smuggling continue to be major concerns for our customers and all supply chain participants. LoadStar (HPH’s cargo security division) has the know-how, and leading edge technology, to make significant improvements to supply chain security and product integrity.”