Freight containers are potential means for smuggling, drug trafficking, and transport of dangerous or illicit substances. To minimize these risks, while avoiding delays in the handling of containers, non-invasive inspection (NII) methods e.g. X-ray scans are used. However, current NII technologies can not handle all threats. Within the C-BORD project, new NII technologies have been successfully developed by researching innovative NII methods like Next Generation Cargo X-Ray, Tagged Neutron Inspection, Photo-Fission Analyses, and Evaporation Based Detection, which will considerably improve container inspection at EU sea and land borders.
ISL accompanied the C-BORD project as a member of the C-BORD Advisory Group by contributing its extensive know-how in the area of Supply Chain Security. More information on C-BORD is available on www.cbord-h2020.eu.