SHANGHAI, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- COSCON Logistics, a global leader in the logistics industry and the leading logistics provider in China, announced that it will begin real-time, GPS tracking and monitoring of shipper conveyances. The program, which is the first large-scale commercial GPS-based tracking system launched thus far in China, will provide COSCON shippers and customers with improved supply chain execution, efficiency and security.
This initiative is made possible by a global GPS-based sensor network provided by Savi Networks. Sensor devices attached to COSCON shipper containers will provide real-time data through Savi Network's GPS system helping customers improve their supply chain processes, increase security, reduce inventory levels, provide real-time information on delivery times, and most importantly, reduce overall supply chain costs related to China's complex logistics environment.
In addition to providing real-time visibility of cargo location, sensor devices report on the security status of the shipments as well as environmental conditions inside the container such as temperature and humidity. The sensing capabilities provided by the GPS network give immediate alerts of cargo theft and damage, offering a higher level of security and product integrity.
Real-time, actionable data on the location and security of the container and its cargo will be available through a web-based application accessible to COSCON customers, which enables them to view the actual route of shipments through automatically generated maps and perform exception management of the progress and security status of their shipments in real-time. With this capability, customers, their suppliers and partners in China and across the extended supply chain can now monitor shipment status at any time and from virtually anywhere.
"As the leading integrated logistics provider in China, we intend to use Savi Networks' GPS network to extend our leadership position by providing our customers improved supply chain execution and decision capabilities that significantly reduce cost," said Lin Hongbing, General Manager of COSCON Logistics.
COSCON will offer the service to key shippers on domestic and international container moves as a part of its existing integrated logistics offering. "China is a major logistics hub for many of our multinational customers and we are excited to form this strategic partnership with COSCON," said CK Lim, Senior Vice President of Savi Networks. "The collaboration will bring forth one of the largest commercial GPS tracking networks for ocean containers in the Chinese market." Savi Networks' system has been successfully tested in both the China domestic market as well as international markets. COSCON's GPS offering is currently available by contacting COSCON Logistics. www.coscon-logistics.com
SHANGHAI COSCON LOGISTICS Co.Ltd, (www.coscon-logistics.com) invested by COSCON, is a huge modern container logistics enterprise which is engaged in container reserves business and provides its customers with high quality assisting services on the land. SHANGHAI COSCON LOGISTICS Co.Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of Cosco Group, the total investment is 450 million RMB; Registered Capital is 231 million RMB. As the Logistics extended services compositive merchant in the east of China, the enterprise provides a variety of services, such as container transport agency, container stack and warehouse logistics and the integrated value-added service. With the support of the shipping resource of COSCON, SHANGHAI COSCON LOGISTICS Co.Ltd, located in Yang Shan port in Shanghai, radiating across the whole eastern China is committed to improve the container transportation's industrial chain of COSCON and provide customers with advanced logistics services.
SOURCE Savi Networks