A container is the most important cargo transport equipment. Approximately
70 % of cargo in the world is transported in containers. Containers are
everywhere. Thanks to containers, cargo can be easily transported and handled
everywhere. The flip side is that containers can also cause security threats.
They can be used for smuggling both illegal objects and immigrants. They also
enable terrorist threats and unwanted movements of toxic waste.
Contain project works for enhanced container security. It will specify and
demonstrate a European Shipping Container Surveillance system and produce
recommendations for authorities. Contain also deals with security related
business models. Secure Multimodal Corridor Design and Chain Monitoring &
Control will be demonstrated at Interporto Bologna.
Contain has 19 project partners from EU and Norway. These include ports,
transport companies, ICT companies, consultancies and research institutes.
VTT’s main activities in Contain are:
The official sites of Contain