Common assessment and analysis of risk in global supply chains


Official reference: 261795
Funding Body: European Commission – 7th Framework Programme
Type of Funding: Public
Main Researcher: Mario Monsreal Barrera
Other Researchers: Mustafa Çagri Gürbüz
Term: 3 years


Project Description

The challenges facing international intermodal container logistics are efficiency and security. These seemingly conflicting issues have a common

solution: supply chain visibility, where data for visibility can be shared between business and government. Since technical solutions already exist, the challenge lies in integrating solutions across the supply chain. CASSANDRA will:

  • Facilitate the adoption of a risk based approach in the supply chain, on the basis of integral monitoring data on cargo flows and container integrity,
  • Build interfaces between existing visibility solutions, and visualization tools, in an open architecture,
  • Demonstrate the integration of data and risk assessment in supply chains in three major trading routes to and from Europe
  • Evaluate the quality of the integral data with business and government.
  • Facilitate a dialogue between business and government to gain consensus on the criteria for data sharing between business and government.
  • The project participants cover all relevant stakeholders, including some global players. This expertise will guarantee the successful adoption of the CASSANDRA solutions. The value drivers in CASSANDRA will include:
    • Logistics efficiency benefits
    • Security benefits for business as a result of the risk self assessment


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Participating Organizations


  • Nederlandse Organisatie voor Toegepast-Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (TNO)

Other participants:

  • Zaragoza Logistics Center (ZLC)
  • RSM Erasmus University (RSM)
  • Delft University of Technology (TUD)
  • Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics (ISL)
  • Cross Border Research Academy (CBRA)
  • GS1 Global Office (GS1 GO)
  • IBM Nederland BV (IBM)
  • GMV (GMV)
  • Intrasoft International SA (INTR)
  • Atos Origin Spain (ATOS)
  • Senator für Wirtschaft und Häfen Bremen (SWHB)
  • Dutch Ministry of Finance – Dutch Customs Authority (DCA)
  • Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs Authority (HMRC)
  • Korps Landelijke Politie Diensten (KLPD)
  • Portic Barcelona (PORTIC)
  • Descartes
  • ECT Participations (ECT)
  • Databank Bremischer Hafen (DBH)
  • Seacon Logistics (SEACON)
  • BAP Logistics Ltd (BAP)
  • Kuehne + Nagel (K+N)
  • DHL Management (DHL)
  • North South Consultants Exchange (NSCE)
  • Port Authority of Setubal and Sesimbra (APSS)
  • Portbase (PORTBASE)
  • Integrated Solutions for Ports (ISFP)

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“This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement No 261795.”