Morpho and Cargobox Tie-up

On March 20, Morpho Detection, Inc (MDI), the explosives and narcotics detection business of Morpho, Safran group’s security unit, announced it has entered into a teaming agreement with air cargo solutions provider Cargobox to facilitate the development of integrated technology solutions to enhance air cargo security.  
The two companies say that their agreement will focus on Morpho Detection’s explosives detection systems and Cargobox’s 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.” 
Brad Buswell, MDI’s President and CEO said “Morpho Detection welcomes the opportunity to work with Cargobox to help meet the unique security needs of the air cargo shipping industry.  Our explosives detection expertise, combined with Cargobox’ advanced shipping containers, will help revolutionize the way air cargo is packaged, secured and shipped.”
Henk Hilders, Managing Director of Cargobox Europe BV added, “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.  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 US 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 says its 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.