Container and inventory monitoring methods and systems

  • US 6,148,291 A
  • Filed: 01/26/1998
  • Issued: 11/14/2000
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/26/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A computerized system for monitoring and recording location and load status of shipping containers relative to a facility with an associated yard defined by a boundary within which containers are to be monitored by the system, and a controlled entry point to the boundary, the system comprising:

  • means for recording identification codes of containers which enter the boundary,means for communicating and recording information on movements, location and load status of containers within the boundary in response to movement and changes in location and load status of containers made according to instructions received from the facility,means for generating reports of recorded information on locations and load status of containers within the boundary, andmeans for generating reports on container locations and load status relative to designated docks associated with a facility.

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