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The CASSANDRA project aims to make container security more efficient and effective.

The project addresses the visibility needs of both business and government in the international flow of containerised cargo by developing a data sharing concept that allows an extended assessment of risks by both business and government.


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INTEGRITY reaches new milestone using Container Security Devices

INTEGRITY (Intermodal Global Door-to-door Supply Chain Visibility) has achieved one of its major milestones. By using data from Container Security Devices (CSDs) the developed IT-platform SICIS (Shared Intermodal Container Information System) is now able to monitor container movements by merging data from CSDs and terminal messages.

The first CSD equipped container in preparation for its trip to Europe
The first CSD equipped container in preparation for its trip to Europe

The first CSD equipped container started its trip on the “MOL Prosperity” from the DHL Consolidation Centre in Hong Kong on March 29th and was discharged at the Delta DDE Terminal of project partner ECT in Rotterdam on April 27th following the major INTEGRITY trade lane from China to Europe.

The starting event in SICIS still was a manual process to be performed by the factory where the container was stuffed. With the use of CSDs this process is also automated. On closing the container, the CSD is activated, acquires a GPS position and, using its integrated SIM card, communicates the details to the SICIS server. The GPS module and GSM communication allow the reporting of waypoint events using geo-fencing functionality and any tampering of the container. Possible gaps during the sea leg of the voyage will be closed by integrating AIS signals of the vessel obtained via satellites.

This journey, combined with the ability of SICIS to provide online monitoring of the container location and status throughout, has achieved one goal of INTEGRITY i.e. to find a methodology for effective, secure and visible container flows from door to door.

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