|[February 13, 2013]
SGS and Savi Bring Advanced Cargo Tracking to Tanzania
ALEXANDRIA, Va. --(Business Wire)--
Shippers and transporters operating in Tanzania can now leverage SGS
OMNIS to both comply with the electronic cargo tracking requirements
established by the Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA) and to improve their
operations. The TRA recently certified the integration between SGS OMNIS
and the TRA Electronic Cargo Tracking System (ECTS) that went live in
SGS OMNIS was introduced in February 2012 and is a SGS service offering
powered by Savi Technology to help ensure that critical shipments of
materials reliably get to their intended destination without loss for
the government and incidentally the owner of the goods. SGS OMNIS is
already operational in Ghana and Kenya and has delivered excellent
"The continued adoption of SGS OMNIS throughout Africa further extends
the benefits that we can deliver to governments and transporters alike,"
said Philippe Isler, Global Business Development Manager, Governments
and Institutions Services (GIS), SGS. "The certification by the Tanzania
Revenue Authority is another testament to the strength and viability of
the SGS OMNIS solution."
The technology component of SGS OMNIS is Savi Mobile Tracking System
(SMTS). Savi Mobile Tracking System is an integrated platform that
includes specialized software and hardware devices desiged specifically
for securing and monitoring a wide range of cargo types - ISO containers
on road and rail, closed rail wagons and tanker railcars, wet cargo
(fuel trucks) and in-vehicle units for vehicle tracking. The system
supports a wide range of "tag (News - Alert)" technologies including GPS, GPRS, RFID,
and satellite communications that provide in-transit visibility and
real-time asset management for greater accuracy in location and movement
"Securely guiding cargo to its intended destination in real-time is
much, much more than a technology or regulatory issue," said Bill Clark,
CEO, Savi Technology. "The cost of lost or stolen cargo can be measured
in the hundreds of billions of dollars annually. When that cargo
includes relief aid or goods to a developing region, that cost is
immeasurable. Savi is extraordinarily proud to support these initiatives
around the world, and the continued adoption of Savi Mobile Tracking
The TRA implemented the ECTS to identify illegal diversion of goods,
improve government revenue, and enhance transparency and transit times.
The system monitors transit goods that include, containerized goods
transported on trucks and rail, single vehicle units, wet cargo by road
tankers and rail tankers.
SGS is the world's leading inspection, verification, testing and
certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for
quality and integrity. With more than 70,000 employees, SGS operates a
network of over 1,350 offices and laboratories around the world.
Savi Technology is headquartered in Alexandria, VA, with primary
operations in Lexington, KY and satellite locations around the world.
Savi Technology has been at the forefront of innovation in logistics and
supply chain for more than 23 years. Dynamic, adaptive enterprises
including Bell Helicopter, Coles, NATO, Australian Defence Force, US
Army Joint Munitions Command, National Guard, and many others rely on
Savi's logistics informatics solutions to streamline operations and
improve enterprise decision-making. Savi has more than 40 active patents
and is an active participant in several standards bodies and standards,
including ISO 18000-7.
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