Extensive Use of RFID in Shipping

Anna Karanika, Ioannis Filippopoulos, Angelika Kokkinaki, Panagiotis Efstathiadis, Ioannis Tsilikas, Yiannis Kiouvrekis

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    Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Technology is a part of supply chain systems but has not been fully integrated in the shipping industry to date. Port and terminal management teams already make use of this technology to verify cargo information, reduce waiting times and prevent bottlenecks. The adoption of RFID technology in the shipping industry can provide invaluable real-time information about a ship’s crew and cargo. This study deals with RFID-based solutions concerning issues of cargo security and handling, as well as tracking of the crew in emergency situations. Although some maritime companies have upgraded their fleet with modern management systems, there is still much to be gained by the wide use of more RFID applications in shipping. We will expound on some of the most useful RFID applications in the maritime sector and discuss their respective advantages and disadvantages.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationInformation Systems - 17th European, Mediterranean, and Middle Eastern Conference, EMCIS 2020, Proceedings
    EditorsMarinos Themistocleous, Maria Papadaki, Muhammad Mustafa Kamal
    PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Print)9783030633950
    Publication statusPublished - 2020
    Event17th European, Mediterranean, and Middle Eastern Conference on Information Systems, EMCIS 2020 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates
    Duration: 25 Nov 202026 Nov 2020

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Business Information Processing
    ISSN (Print)1865-1348
    ISSN (Electronic)1865-1356


    Conference17th European, Mediterranean, and Middle Eastern Conference on Information Systems, EMCIS 2020
    Country/TerritoryUnited Arab Emirates


    • Containers
    • Radio Frequency Identification
    • Shipping


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