Research & Development
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CONTAIN

Container Security Advanced Information Networking

Duration: 01/10/2011 - 31/03/2015

Total funding: EUR 10,044,904


Challenge & Objectives

CONTAIN specified and demonstrated a European Shipping Containers Surveillance system which encompasses regulatory, policy and standardisation recommendations, new business models and advanced container security management capabilities.

CONTAIN:

  • Supported transport security stakeholders in managing container security threats as part of an integrated approach to the management of transportation networks;
  • Provided a coherent set of technology options for screening and scanning plus container-integrated sensor, communication and security technologies to monitor container movements and security related parameters in real time;
  • Enabled ports to establish upgraded port container security processes and provided information feeds to port community systems and national and European security databases;
  • Provided information gathering, validation, fusion and situation awareness services to establish dependable near real time ‘corridor container traffic maps’ and their integration into an EU Container Traffic Map for use by organisations and systems established to promote and implement an integrated EU surveillance policy;
  • Assisted policy makers at national and EU level to benchmark container security performance and formulate improvement policies.

The project:

  • Worked actively on standardisation activities as a key enabler of cost-effective solutions for shipping containers security with the ultimate goal to progress towards a single international shipping containers security standard;
  • Built on outputs from ongoing FP7 projects on security, freight transport and ICT and efforts to establish integration facilities between security agencies such as FRONTEX and EMSA and EU Platforms such as e-Customs and SafeSeaNet;
  • Demonstrated Secure Multimodal Corridor Design and Chain Monitoring & Control across international and European corridors at Interporto Bologna, Rotterdam /Amsterdam and Valencia.

Consortium

TOTALFORSVARETS FORSKNINGSINSTITUT
SELEX ELSAG SPA
BMT GROUP LTD
CONCEPTIVITY SARL
INLECOM SYSTEMS LTD
INTERPORTO BOLOGNA SPA
JRC - JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
SELEX ES SPA
THALES RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY LTD
TELESPAZIO SPA
MARLO AS
NOVACOM SERVICES SA
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT
MJC2 LIMITED
EBOS TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
NAUTICAL ENTERPRISE CENTRE LTD
EUROPEAN ORGANISATION FOR SECURITY SCRL
AUTORIDAD PORTUARIA DE VALENCIA
ITALCONTAINER SPA
AGENZIA DELLE DOGANE
THALES ITALIA SPA
SO.GE.MAR. SOCIETA GENERALE MAGAZZINI RACCORDATI INTERPORTO SPA
FUNDACION DE LA COMUNIDAD VALENCIANA PARA LA INVESTIGACION, PROMOCION Y ESTUDIOS COMERCIALES DE VALENCIAPORT
CONSORZIO IB INNOVATION
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This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 261679.