MJC² CONTAINs the Answer
Written by Julian Stephens, Technical Development Manager, MJC² Limited
MJC² is set to apply its world-leading optimisation solutions to the challenging and vitally important area of security in freight logistics. Over 200 million container movements take place every year, transporting goods through complex multi-modal networks. While being vital for international trade, cross-border threats associated with terrorism, illegal immigration and smuggling are an important security concern for container operations security.
The CONTAIN project is an ambitious undertaking which will enhance container security at a global level. Involving 20 organisations ranging from security experts to logistics operators from Europe and the USA, and supported by the European Commission, CONTAIN will address areas such as advanced sensors and detectors, intelligent monitoring and control platforms, and decision support and optimisation systems.
MJC²’s optimisation technology will be used to create an innovative solution for both enhancing the detection process while simultaneously increasing operational efficiency. Key to the success of the approach is MJC²’s real-time logistics optimisation software, which is capable of tracking, processing and acting upon thousands of container movements in a matter of seconds. MJC²'s systems are already widely used for logistics planning and transport scheduling – companies such as TNT, Kuehne+Nagel and China Shipping are high profile organisations that have applied MJC²'s solutions. The application of this technology to security optimisation is a ground-breaking and exciting development which will deliver major benefits to the global container logistics industry.
CONTAIN will take supply chain security performance to new levels in terms of effectiveness and efficiency. Not only will it drive regulatory, policy and standardisation recommendations, but it will also provide port and transport operators with a set of best-of-breed technology solutions for sensors, communications, security hardware and software systems to enhance security throughout the logistics operation.