CaTS is designed to be an advanced cargo tracking system that extends essential and useful features to both the carrier and its customers. This document serves as a guide to the origins, design, and final results of the CaTS project.
CaTS is a cargo tracking system designed to facilitate the sending, tracking, and receiving of shipments by the client and its customers. These steps are computerized in a web-based application and a mobile-phone-based application, both of which interact with a relational database that stores sender, receiver, and shipment information. Customers may use the service anonymously, but registered users can track multiple shipments without entering tracking IDs and schedule specific pick-up and delivery times. Web forms ensure that the information that customers submit is formatted consistently.