CONTAIN: Container Logistics Security Optimization
CONTAIN focuses on developing new techniques and standards for enhancing the security of the container freight supply chain. The use of different transport modes for optimal sustainable utilisation of freight transport resources adds complexity to the management of the security of the supply chain. CONTAIN adopts powerful real-time decision support & optimization systems to enhance supply chain security while increasing logistics efficiency.
Global Container Logistics
Over 200 million container movements take place every year, transporting goods through complex multi-modal networks. While being vital for international trade, cross-border threats associated with terrorism, illegal immigration and smuggling are an important security concern for container operations security.
The CONTAIN project is an ambitious undertaking which will enhance container security at a global level. Involving 20 organisations ranging from security experts to logistics operators from Europe and the USA, and supported by the European Commission, CONTAIN will address areas such as advanced sensors & detectors, intelligent monitoring & control platforms, and decision support & optimisation systems.
Real-time Logistics Planning
MJC˛'s optimisation technology will be used to create an innovative solution for both enhancing the detection process while simultaneously increasing operational efficiency. Key to the success of the approach is MJC˛'s real-time logistics optimisation software, which is capable of tracking, processing and acting upon thousands of container movements in a matter of seconds.
CONTAIN will take supply chain security performance to new levels in terms of effectiveness and efficiency. Not only will it drive regulatory, policy and standardisation recommendations, but it will also provide port and transport operators with a set of best-of-breed technology solutions for sensors, communications, security hardware and software systems to enhance security throughout the logistics operation.