Morpho Detection and Cargobox Team to enhance air cargo security

Agreement to focus on integration…

Agreement to focus on integration of explosives detection and shipping container technologies to streamline air cargo security operations.

Morpho Detection, Inc. (MDI), the explosives and narcotics detection business of Morpho, Safran group’s security unit, recently announced it has entered into a teaming agreement with Cargobox, a provider of flexible air cargo solutions, to facilitate the development of integrated technology solutions to enhance air cargo security.

The agreement will focus on Morpho Detection’s industry-leading explosives detection systems and Cargobox’ innovative, state-of-the-art collapsible intelligent shipping container technology, with the goal of creating comprehensive solutions that enhance safety and security for air shipment of products and goods from shipper to final destination.

"Morpho Detection welcomes the opportunity to work with Cargobox to help meet the unique security needs of the air cargo shipping industry," said Brad Buswell, president and CEO, Morpho Detection, Inc. "Our explosives detection expertise, combined with Cargobox’ advanced shipping containers, will help revolutionize the way air cargo is packaged, secured and shipped."

"Secure and safe delivery of customers’ shipments is our primary concern and we are pleased to partner with Morpho Detection to develop new, efficient ways to better secure the global air cargo supply chain," said Henk Hilders, managing director, Cargobox Europe B.V. "The security and logistical challenges facing the air cargo industry today require a comprehensive approach that will increase efficiency and security while reducing costs. Our work with Morpho Detection is critical to helping meet these challenges."

The U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has thoroughly tested MDI’s explosive detection products for screening air cargo and listed them on its Air Cargo Screening Technology List (ACSTL). Morpho Detection’s TSA-approved air cargo solutions include the Itemiser® DX desktop trace explosives detection unit; CTX 5800™ and CTX 9800 DSi™ explosives detection systems (EDS); and a complete line of HRX X-ray scanners.

Cargobox’ new composite, collapsible intelligent shipping container features an electro-mechanical lock and active RFID tag, GPS and GRPS technologies and other sensors to help protect against threats and ensure the container can only be accessed by the intended recipient.

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