Internet of Things Applications in Bulk Shipping Logistics: Problems and Potential Solutions

  • Xin Song
  • Lei Huang
  • Stefan Fenz
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 312)


Internet of Things (IoT) technology can be used to significantly increase the efficiency of bulk shipping logistics operations. In this paper we provide an overview of common IoT shipping logistics applications, outline their main problems (lack of standards, costs, and security), and provide potential solutions to these problems. The research results support researchers as well as practitioners at designing and deploying efficient bulk shipping logistics systems.


Internet of Things shipping logistics RFID security 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xin Song
    • 1
  • Lei Huang
    • 1
  • Stefan Fenz
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Economics and ManagementBeijing Jiaotong UniversityBeijingChina
  2. 2.Institute of Software Technology & Interactive SystemsVienna University of TechnologyViennaAustria

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