The Smart-CM project objectives may be summarized as follows:

  • Stimulate interoperable B2B co-operation in door-to-door container transport security.

The “umbrella” Architecture vision of SMART-CM

  • Develop compliant application of B2B and B2A container security data solutions with international Customs operations.
  • Develop a neutral approach and service platform for secure and interoperable data communications.
  • Define added value services and chain visibility enabling techniques for fulfilling operational requirements of the actors in managing global container chains.
  • Develop prototypes of advanced applications in global container management, such dynamic scheduling at the containers, resulting from the research and development activity of the project.
  • Assess large applicability of the above-mentioned project solutions by considering costs and benefits from solution implementation in real global container chains operational environment.
  • Analyze existing business models in global container chain management and operation and study e-managing business models influencing the exploitation of the project technological outcomes (services of SMART-CM platform).
  • Contribute to standards development for advancing of interoperability of technologies currently applied to safe container chain management at global level and for messages exchange and process implementation between customs and actors and among actors of the global container transport industry.