Electronic Cargo Tracking System

Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA) Customs and Excise Department introduced the Electronic Cargo Tracking System (ECTS) to monitor the movement of goods under Customs Control in Tanzania

Your Cargo Transport Fleet represents one of the biggest investments your organization makes. You can only attain a good return if the fleet runs efficiently and securely in line with the goals and objectives of your organization.

We are proud to introduce the Utrack ECT-1 system. It is the only fully functional wireless GPS/GPRS/GSM and RFID monitoring solution currently in the regional market.

In many cases the employees are usually involved in the theft of the cargo they are entrusted to transport. 

Simply tracking the cargo is not enough, knowing when its content is being tampered with, removed and where is just as important.

Utrack ECT-1 provides the solution to solve this problem. ECT-1 is our GPS/GPRS device with embedded active RF module. It has the ability to continuously monitor the unlock/lock status of the RFSeal securing the outlets.

Utrack’s ECT-1 is the most advanced Wireless RFID Transport logistics solution that will re-define the way you provide services to your customers. This solution is reliable and cost-effective helping to put you in total control of the Fleet.

Hardware Components

  • ☑ Monitors transit cargo status in real time.
  • ☑ Reusable up to 1000 times.
  • ☑ Have  reinforced steel bolt capable of handling extreme pressure which is re-usable (as opposed to cutting)
  • ☑ Can be activated or deactivated remotely
  • ☑ Has battery life of 5 years and does not require to be recharged (Maintenance free)
  • ☑ Certified Intrinsically Safe (see section on certificates)
  • ☑ Rugged finish to allow for harsh environmental conditions - Customized for the African market.
  • ☑ Physically lockable with a key offering additional security to Cargo
  • ☑ Has internal memory and stores relevant information regarding the sealed cargo within itself. Records up to 55 events.
  • ☑ Seals have capability to read/write using Micro reader or Hand Held Terminal


avl gps tracking device
  • ☑ Real-time reporting on Utrack Cargo Monitoring platform.
  • ☑ Capable of providing Advanced Fleet Management and Vehicle Telematics Features to Transporter
  • ☑ Provides full integration with Utrack RF Reader
  • ☑ Complete GPRS/GPS/GSM Tracking Device
  • ☑ Provides the Location and Geofence information to the Monitoring Centre
  • ☑ Completes the communication cycle to the control center

Note: For our clients on Fleet Pro and Fleet Advanced systems there will be no need to make any changes as these systems already meet the TRA ECTS specifications.


  • ☑ High frequency, long-range RF monitoring capabilities.
  • ☑ Simultaneous communication with numerous electronic seals and sensors.
  • ☑ Read/write range of up to 50m.
  • ☑ Sends and Receives data from the Seals
  • ☑ Is linked to the Control Centre via Modem (AVL)


Portable Tracking Unit
  • ☑ Standalone tracking device
  • ☑ Provides direct compliance with TRA requirements without any need for integration with any other system in the vehicles.
  • ☑ Long battery life, up to 3 years
  • ☑ GPS/GPRS capability
  • ☑ Lock sensor providing Lock and Unlock Status
  • ☑ Rechargeable battery
  • ☑ Unit comes with reinforced mechanical bracket to secure container doors
  • ☑ Option to use additional lock with key for added security
  • ☑ IP67 Compliance
  • ☑ Small footprint 


Tarpaulin Seal
  • ☑ Stainless Steel Wire used to secure cargo
  • ☑ Available in Different lengths: 25M, 35M, 50M in Stainless Steel
  • ☑ Uses Mul-T-Lock padlock to secure seal and Steel wire
  • ☑ Uses Dataseal to Secure and Monitor Cargo Status in Real Time


Electronic Cargo Tracking System

Portable Tracking Unit (Tagging)

Tagging is done our authorized ECTS port agents at the designated port or border locations. Here is a video showing how it's done:

Seal Rental Payments via Mobile Money

  1. ☑ Go to Mpesa, Tigo Pesa or Airtel Money menu (Tanzanian mobile money operators)
  2. ☑ Go to Financial Services Menu 
  3. ☑ Select option to send Money (from Mobile Wallet) to Bank
  4. ☑ From the list of banks select BancABC
  5. ☑ Insert TSH amount to be sent
  6. ☑ Insert Utrack TSH bank account number – 4993092026
  7.  Show confirmation SMS to our Tagging Agent to receive services.
  8. ☑ Please be patient as Tagging Operator will first confirm receipt of funds with the office.

Service available during normal office working hours /days excluding Public Holidays i.e. Mon-Fri 9 am to 5 pm, Sat 9 am to 1 pm.

Features & Benefits

  • ☑ Cost Effective Solution
  • ☑ Quick and Easy Installation
  • ☑ Fully Web-based and available from any internet connected computer providing administrative tools for management of the account.
  • ☑ User-Friendly Website/Interface
  • ☑ Extremely flexible and customizable.
  • ☑ Speed Monitoring
  • ☑ Driver Management
  • ☑ Locate Truck/Tanker at desired or set interval
  • ☑ Immobilize/Disable vehicle in case of theft or other emergencies.
  • ☑ Job Dispatch
  • ☑ Fleet Maintenance Tool
  • ☑ Dashboard for live monitoring on Google map
  • ☑ Vehicle Manager to configure device such as speed, set up drivers, allocate vehicle in groups
  • ☑ Asset locator – help locate your asset or group of assets quickly on the map
  • ☑ Local Search engine capability
  • ☑ Reduced operating costs
  • ☑ Increased utilization
  • ☑ Protects product quality
  • ☑ Reduced theft (of vehicle, product and vehicle fuel)
  • ☑ Maximized efficiency
  • ☑ Have full vision and monitoring of the fleet
  • ☑ Identify private use and misuse of fleet
  • ☑ Enhance fleet security
  • ☑ Enhance staff/ user safety
  • ☑ Enhance road safety through better driver behavior
  • ☑ Reduce human resource costs (No need for route managers)
  • ☑ Reliable customer confidence (if in distribution/ supply chain)

ECTS Helpdesk

We thank you for choosing Utrack Africa as your ECTS service provider. To provide you with better services, we have set up an ECTS Helpdesk dedicated to providing support to our ECTS clients.

The helpdesk will be open for extended hours to enable you access help whenever you need it. We also have a support hotline reachable 24 hours a day. Below are the services provided by the Utrack ECTS support desk:

  • Seal Activation/Tagging Support Services

    The support team will coordinate seal tagging services at the various loading/activation points for all ECTS clients for both portable tracking units and fixed ECTS systems. For proper planning, we request that the Support team is informed of expected activations at least 24-48 hours in advance.

  • Training

    The Support team will arrange for training of clients on correct usage, charging, storage and maintenance of our ECTS portable devices/seals.

  • Incident Logging and Advisory Services

    Utrack's Support desk is your one-stop center to report all incidents e.g loss or theft of seal, trip extension, delays in transit etc. Our highly trained support team will log the incident into our system and offer you advice on what steps to take next. 

  • Hardware/Firmware Information

    When hardware/firmware upgrades are available, our support team will contact you to advise you of the same and to make arrangements on how your seals can be upgraded. They will also contact you to let you know when the process is complete so that you can arrange collection where necessary.

  • General Information

    The Control Room will regularly circulate general information and new developments to all our customers that may have an impact on their business and ECTS in general

  • Contacts

    Hotline Number: (255) 784 123 000

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