• India to introduce ECTS (electronic cargo tracking systems) at more cross-border points to facilitate traffic-in-transit from other countries.
  • ECTS (electronic cargo tracking systems) helps in retaining good customers and grow market share and revenue.
  • ECTS can provide benefits to both the public and private sector.
  • East African countries are adopting this technology to reduce tax evasion and theft, which in turn leads to an increase in Tax revenue.




Cargo travels for long-distance. And unfortunately, there is an increase in theft, tax evasion, delays in clearance which results in increased cost.

Electronic cargo tracking in developing countries has benefited transporters with increased efficiency and productivity, which leads to cost reduction benefits.


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The system also helps in better-quality reliability and service quality, which is usually thought of as tools to hold good customers and increase market share and revenue and lastly there is enhanced shipment and container veracity, built around a core of security issues.

The system similarly presents benefits to the public sector.



It is a type of cargo tracking and monitoring software system which is responsible for gathering, analyzing, displaying data and notifying users to activity related to cargo being transported in real-time. It consists of a speed monitor, an engine idling monitor, a temperature sensor, a door sensor, a GPS (global positioning sensor), or a power sensor.



  • The devices attached to the cargo container report data to a monitoring system.
  • A server receives, normalizes and stores the data obtained.
  • The data associated with the device and shipment are presented to the user.
  • These data are monitored for any alert
  • If any alert condition exists, the customer or the operations user or both are alerted based on pre-set preferences.
  • If no alert condition occurs, the process continues with the devices reporting data until the shipment is received at the destination.



The application system consists of various sensors with a predetermined statistic. If those stats are violated, it alerts the user. Details of such sensors are as follows-

  • An engine in an idle position for more than a predetermined period.
  • Exceeding a predetermined
  • A communication loss for more than a predetermined period.
  • A door open
  • A temperature outside a predetermined range.
  • A global positioning system (GPS) failure.
  • The cargo container has stopped moving in a non-designated stopping area.
  • Loss of power in the device attached to cargo.
  • A signal that the cargo container has diverted from a geofenced route.

The application system defines three levels of alert priorities: high, medium, and system. High-level alerts are displayed on both the operational and the customer security centre websites, and also comprise sending a user notification. Medium level alerts are only shown on the executive or customer security centre website. System-level alerts are only displayed on the operational security centre website and may include sending a notification, depending on the individual alert configuration.

If the alert generated is a type of clearing condition or a kind of false alarm, the alerts are auto cleared.



The global electronic cargo tracking system market si estimated at $XX Million in 2020 growing at –% CAGR till 2025



Real-time reporting of any incident related to container security violation before arriving at destination and custom and port authorities’ remedial action is a core issue. This technology helps avoid most of these problems. Some features are pointed below-

  • An electronic system eliminates the old ways of doing business, which involved loads of paper works.
  • It provides a double edge, one with the expectation in the reduction of illicit trade caused by diversion lead and second is increased collection of revenue from imports.
  • The usage of the radio frequency identification (RFID) system to monitor cargo in transit has created a significant impact by improving transit management in global supply chains, ultimately reducing inventory costs by up to 70% along with the service offered improved.
  • Using the ECT system has increased quality of service and cost control which is attracting customers to do business with the revenue authority leading to more trade and revenue collection.



  • The logistics industry is a multi-billion-dollar
  • Shipment industry itself loses billions of dollars in cargo theft every year.
  • With this size of this business, it’s difficult keeping track of shipments, especially cross border shipments where custom and port authorities are only meant to transfer the cargo.
  • The process involved in information processing by border officials, along with other intelligence agencies is presently quite taxing with vulnerabilities associated with container stacking are also quite high.
  • ECTS demand is quite high in East African countries like Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania their governments have already been using this technology and are planning to expand to have more Tax Revenue.
  • India introduced ECTS, in 2019, at the Kolkata port and cross-border point between India-Nepal to facilitate traffic-in-transit from other countries.



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1Market Segmentation
2Scope of the report
4Research Methodology
5Executive Summary
7Insights from Industry stakeholders
8Cost breakdown of Product by sub-components and average profit margin
9Disruptive innovation in the Industry
10Technology trends in the Industry
11Consumer trends in the industry
12Recent Production Milestones
13Component Manufacturing in US, EU and China
14COVID-19 impact on overall market
15COVID-19 impact on Production of components
16COVID-19 impact on Point of sale
17Market Segmentation, Dynamics and Forecast by Geography, 2020-2025
18Market Segmentation, Dynamics and Forecast by Product Type, 2020-2025
19Market Segmentation, Dynamics and Forecast by Application, 2020-2025
20Market Segmentation, Dynamics and Forecast by End use, 2020-2025
21Product installation rate by OEM, 2020
22Incline/Decline in Average B-2-B selling price in past 5 years
23Competition from substitute products
24Gross margin and average profitability of suppliers
25New product development in past 12 months
26M&A in past 12 months
27Growth strategy of leading players
28Market share of vendors, 2020
29Company Profiles
30Unmet needs and opportunity for new suppliers


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