IMPROVING AND ASSESSING LOGISTICS PORT OPERATIONS IN SOKHNA PORT, EGYPT
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) has enhanced the operation process of containerization of cargoes, as well as enhancing security and safety in international transshipment by ensuring the integrity of containers. It has already proved capable of increasing efficiency within container terminals by increasing the speed of the gate check process, and by providing real-time information of tens of thousands of containers stacked in container yards.
In this research, we aim at proposing improved procedures to be applied in a famous Egytian port, Sokhna. These procedures would improve how this port works, and create a new integrated business model based on the RFID technology. We focus our study on containers, cranes and trucks. This new business model has proven successful elsewhere in improving efficiency and reducing cost. We also introduce some key performance indicators that use RFID in the proposed model to assess the perfomance of this port which is so important to the economy of Egypt.