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Chittagong Port is one the prominent ports in south Asia. It is the largest sea port of Bangladesh.
It plays an important role in the import-export trading. In 2008 the port handled approximately 1
million tonnes of containers. Moreover, the rapid increase of industrialization in this country boast
the import–export trading and therefore the seaport activities.
The traditional system absorbs a huge amount of time from the quayside container handling to the
clearance in the exit gate. Consequently, the rapid increase in international trading via the
Chittagong port may cause a problem in handling containers in the port territory. Hence, the
handling of these export-import activities, namely container management, demands a
sophisticated and efficient system to manage them.
The feasibility study on the technology considering time and cost of the infrastructure to be build
leads the project to choose the fast and cheap technology of RFID to track and control the
management of container, cranes and internal trucks of the port. The instant access of the RFID
code and its transferability through the proprietary wireless communication channel pinches an
idea of inter operability and accessibility of the read data from the respected container and others.
Since the seaport is highly cooperated with other ports- seaports, airports and land ports - the
information about the export-import trading and their trade monitoring is a crux for the port
authority. The better means of communication can help an organization manifold ways –
information availability, tracking and monitoring and interpersonal communication etc. The idea
so far generated demanded the use of web application to build a suitable platform for the stack
holders of this organization.
Web based services are exploited in this project design with the help of RFID system.
Furthermore, the real time data are collected through the RFID reader, which is then tagged on the
container before placing in the process queue, and processed and monitored by the web
application. The web services will be designed in a standard way so that the authorized user can
access the service through various web interfaces.
Using this system ships, cargos, and trucks which are moving in and out of the ports, are readily
managed and monitored. In addition, this system will also ensure the availability of real-time
information about vessel arrival/departure, cargo, port facilities and decision-making through web
service interface to the clients (External user).