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Re: Watch Out for Lost Containers!
As for container tracking, there are several companies that provide it as the US Military tracks it's containers going in and out of theater as theft is a major concern as lots of the stuff we ship we really don't want to get in the hands of the bad guys.
Somehow I don't think the US Military are going to shove their stuff in an ordinary shipping container and send it FedEx.. Sure, the technology is out there - you can track your car too if you don't want the bad guys to get it - but, as we've already discussed here, the reason container tracking isn't commercially in common use has nothing to do with the technology.
FWIW, I've seen a container full of stuffed toy rabbits tear apart and sink off Singapore Strait - that was very impressive: Bunnies all over the ocean!!
A bad day on a boat beats a good day in the office
Last edited by Classic30; 03-11-2013 at 06:43 PM.