As part of its field test campaign, C-BORD partners have deployed prototypes for enhanced X-ray imaging, passive radiation detection and evaporation based detection at Deepwater Container Terminal Gdańsk in June 2018.
Following the field test of a mobile checkpoint scenario at a Hungarian-Serbian land border in May, testing of the rapidly relocatable checkpoint scenario continues at DCT Gdańsk through the month of June, and will be followed by a last field test of the full suite of five technologies (adding tagged neutron inspection and photo-fission) in a fixed installation scenario in Rotterdam in September.
C-BORD demonstrates that the advanced technologies used in combination can provide more complete information to the customs analyst and improve non-intrusive inspection processes to stop the trafficking of dangerous or illegal goods which could harm citizens, while facilitating the flow of legitimate commercial cargo across borders. Researchers working together with Customs and industry will assess the technologies individually, and, importantly, the added value of combining technologies, thus exploiting their complementary strengths, with data visualisation in a single user interface.
In this image, Polish customs officers from the Tax Administration Chamber in Gdańsk direct a cargo container through two sets of Radiation Portal Monitors developed by Symetrica and CEA, then scanning by the Smiths Detection mobile X-ray trailer.
Image credit: National Centre for Nuclear Research (NCBJ)
Resources in English:
Press release and photos from NCBJ: https://www.ncbj.gov.pl/en/aktualnosci/c-bord-accurate-and-fast-container-control
Resources in Polish:
Press release and photos from Tax Administration Chamber in Gdańsk: http://www.pomorskie.kas.gov.pl/
Video from GospodarkaMorska.pl: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cP7diSfhWK0
Video from Radiomaryja.pl: http://www.radiomaryja.pl
Video from Motofakty.pl: https://www.motofakty.pl/
Video from Trojmiasto.pl: https://biznes.trojmiasto.pl/