Usage of Container Serial Number
The container serial number is also used by shipper, carriers, custom, and consignees to identify the cargo content and track the container flow. The container serial number is shown in six different positions of the container; thus the users can have convenient access to identify the serial number. Currently, the most serial number of the container is identified manually in most container terminals. In another word, it is read by the container inspector without resorting to any automation gadget. Misread number could happen due to the distance, angle, insufficient intensity of light, and poor container position in the yard between the inspector and the container. Reading errors could have also resulted from the inspectors’ oversight. These omissions and mistakes usually occur in lengthy delivery delay and extra expenses.