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ISO Shipping Container Tracking and Monitoring System

Objective

90% of all cargo moves in containers and approximately 250 million are shipped annually. There were 1138035 SMEs in EU 25 as of 2003 in the transport and communications industry. The SME segment of the road transport industry in EU 25 employs 3.2 Million people, whilst 107200 personnel are employed in the SME maritime transport industry. Our member transport operators face theft of goods, illegal immigration, transport of dangerous goods and drug and contraband smuggling. In addition to these crimes, authorities must be vigilant to possible terrorist use or targeting of transport vehicles and infrastructure. Among these multiple threats, the misuse of the ISO maritime shipping container transport system is the most important one requiring a co-ordinated pan European response. The ubiquity of containers is the system’s principal strength; however there is little or no control over possible mis-use of the system by terrorists because less than 2% of containers are X-rayed or checked at ports. Current tracking devices require external antennas and are prone to damage or vandalism. Our concept is to replace the container door with a composite one which is transparent to RF. Tracking and sensing electronics to detect door opening, chemical explosives, radioactive devices and stowaways would be encapsulated in the door, thus greatly improving security and reducing losses. Target price of the system is € 740. We have estimated that over a ten year period insurance savings alone would amount to approximately € 38 billion across Europe.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/sociology/social problems/migration
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2007-2
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Funding Scheme

BSG-SME-AG - Research for SME associations/groupings

Coordinator

ADS GROUP LIMITED LBG
Address
Albert Embankment 9 Salamanca
SE1 7SP London
United Kingdom
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 465 118
Administrative Contact
Ray Lee (Mr.)

Participants (13)

Clecat - European Association for Forwarding, Transport, Logistics and Customs Service
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 409 209,50
Address
Rue Du Commerce 77
1040 Brussels
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Marco Leonardo Sorgetti (Mr.)
SAIRP COMPOSITES S.A.
France
EU contribution
€ 149 665,75
Address
Rue Des Frères Lumière 26
45800 Saint-jean-de-braye
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Estelle Thomas (Ms.)
ZOCA CONTAINER SECURITY BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 134 748,80
Address
Birdielaan 96
8241 AW Lelystad
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jaap Van Den Hoek (Mr.)
TTS- (SHIPPING) LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 161 198,10
Address
Charter House (14) Park Road 14
LE13 1TT Melton Mowbray
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Douglas Bryce (Mr.)
FLEXTRACK APS

Participation ended

Denmark
Address
Ostervangvej 39
6715 Esbjerg N
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ebbe Stevansen (Mr.)
Containerships Ltd Oy
Finland
EU contribution
€ 31 893,28
Address
Mannerheimintie 15 B
00260 Helsinki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Hilmar Petur Valgardsson (Mr.)
LLOYD'S REGISTER EMEA IPS
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 18 698
Address
Fenchurch Street 71
EC3M 4BS London
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Peter Staton (Mr.)
THE UK INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS RESEARCH INSTITUTE LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 28 492
Address
Pera Business Park Nottingham Road
LE13 0PB Melton Mowbray
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
John Danvers (Mr.)
TEKNOLOGISK INSTITUTT AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 26 597
Address
Kabelgaten 2
N-0580 Oslo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Asbjorn Rune Ousland (Mr.)
BULGARIAN NATIONAL FORWARDERS ASSOCIATION
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 284 046,32
Address
Gotze Delchev Blvd. Bl.15 56
1680 Sofia
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Polixena Krastanova (Ms.)
ASTRATA EUROPE LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 115 563
Address
Siskin Drive - Woodhams Road - Middlemarch Business Park 3 3
CV3 4FJ Coventry
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Patrick Ellis (Mr.)
EMA DOO - OZNACEVANJE IN SLEDLJIVOST V INDUSTRIJI IN LOGISTIKI
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 116 395
Address
Teharje 7B
3000 Celje
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Zlatko Mastnak
THE DEFENCE MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 199 336,25
Address
Headley Road Marlborough House
GU26 6LG Grayshott
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ray Lee (Mr.)