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ITS freight terminal processes can improve the efficiency of freight transfers or freight storage by activating transponder tags to track cargo containers within the terminal as they are processed and sealed for transfer or storage.

An Electronic Freight Management system used to reduce inventory backorders, increase shipping container utilization, and facilitate customs paperwork had a benefit-to-cost ratio ranging from 2.75 to 3.64.(24 June 2009)

C-TIP technologies that eliminate empty back-haul movements at regional intermodal freight transfer facilities have potential to generate benefits equivalent to eliminating 245,000 personal vehicle trips annually.(October 2007)

An evaluation study conducted in Taiwan showed that approximately 70 percent of the paperwork required for international air cargo shipments included redundant data entry that could have been handled by automated Electronic Supply Chain Manifest (ESCM) systems.(22-26 January 2006)

Researchers estimated there are about 0.17 billion air cargo shipments each year in the United States that could benefit from Electronic Supply Chain Manifest (ESCM). With potential cost saving benefits ranging from $11.77 to $16.20 per air-freight shipment, ESCM could save the freight industry more than $2 billion per year.(14 December 2005)

Electronic supply chain manifest systems reduce the amount of time and paperwork required to transfer loads, and can improve operational efficiencies for shippers/receivers, trucking companies, and air cargo carriers.(December 2002)

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