ISO 17363:2007 defines the usage of read/write radio-frequency identification technology (RFID) cargo shipment-specific tags on freight containers for supply chain management purposes (shipment tags). It defines the air-interface communications, a common set of required data structures, and a commonly organized set of optional data requirements (through common syntax and semantics).
It contains recommendations about a containerized cargo supply chain RFID system, based on shipment tags; specific recommendations about mandatory non-reprogrammable information on the shipment tag; and specific recommendations about optional, re-programmable information on the shipment tag.
Identified within ISO 17363:2007 are the air-interface and communication parameters for active radio-frequency identification communications using ISO/IEC 18000-7.
ISO 17363:2007 is applicable to freight containers as defined in ISO 668 and to freight containers that are not defined by other ISO standards. It complements ISO 10374 for permanent container license-plate tags.
It fully describes cargo shipment-specific tags.
It does not address smart container technologies affixed to, or inside, freight containers (e.g. sensors) for supply chain management purposes.