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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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Welcome to INTEGRITY

Intermodal Global Door-to-door Container Supply Chain Visibility

Traderoute INTEGRITY is a new challenging project intending to significantly improve the reliability and predictability of door-to-door container chains. INTEGRITY is funded by the European Commission in the 7th Framework Programme for Research & Development and liaises with several EU Directorates.

Kernel of the project is the development of the so-called Shared Intermodal Container Information System (SICIS) allowing authorised companies and authorities to access planning and status information of selected transports. Proactive planning following the Supply Chain Event Management (SCEM) approach allows to forecast problems well before they might occur. Matching logistics data with security information, e.g. from electronic seals, container security devices, and scanning equipment together with the integration of the AEO (authorised economic operator) approach allow to satisfy both the logistics industry and Customs Authorities fulfilling their duties thus creating win-win situations.

Motivation

  • Strong continuing growth in global container transport
  • Increased bottlenecks in European deep sea ports and hinterland connections
  • Complex logistics chains with multiple actors
  • Information gaps along the chain
  • New security regulations (ISPS, EU-COM 2003-0229, 2004-0076, US CSI, US C-TPAT)

Benefits

  • Visibility of the supply chain will be improved
  • Door-to-door chains will become more secure and smooth
  • All target groups (3PLs, cargo owners, exporters, transport and port operators, customs) are satisfied in one approach

Consortium

Powerful partners like Customs Authorities, 3PLs, cargo owners, port operators, R&D institutions, and system developers with lots of experience and a profound level of complementary views on the issue form the basis for a successful implementation of the project.