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Circulation Pilot with Continuous Control of Multi-Modal Air Cargo Containers

Objective

Air cargo transportation system is designed to provide fast and efficient shipment of goods, two features that make it highly vulnerable to potential security threats.

The main objective of the project is to implement and validate in real-life environments a system that addresses these security risks and is aligned with the time and cost realities of the air cargo industry so it does not interfere with the trade flow.

The project concept is a smart and secure cargo container and information exchange platform that can reduce screening costs and eliminate tampering risks by combining advanced composite materials, secure PIN-code lock, electronic shipping documents (e-freight), web-based software for data storage and a 24/7 fully redundant communication systems based on GPS, GPRS and RFID technology for continuous real-time visibility.

The project will select of participants in the entire value chain (shippers, logistics services providers, handling agents, airlines, customs, forwarders and consignees), and select two closed-loop transport lanes to execute the pilot. The consortium assembles 4 research performing SMEs with unique and complementary expertise, who will produce together a pre-series of 250 containers, obtain the relevant approvals from FAA/EASA, and deploy the solution with the pilot customers.

The project results, as compared with the current packaging, transport and security management methods, will be widely disseminated via industry associations such as IATA, TSA and TIACA. A full industrialization and commercialization plan will be developed in the course of the project.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport

Call for proposal

H2020-SMEINST-2-2014
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Funding Scheme

SME-2 - SME instrument phase 2

Coordinator

LEAP DEVELOPMENT BV
Address
Zweedsestraat 8 A 26
7418 BG Deventer
Netherlands
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 339 274

Participants (3)

EYEDPRO LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 294 000
Address
Spa Orchard Witherslack
LA11 6RS Grange Over Sands
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DE RICHARD SARL
Luxembourg
EU contribution
€ 692 597
Address
Avenue Gd Charlotte 126
4531 Differdange
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INTERBOX HOLDING BV

Participation ended

Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 1 062 993,75
Address
Arent Janszoon Ernststraat 215
1083 JN Amsterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)