CORE: More Safety and Security for Intermodal Transport of Dangerous Goods


Consistently Optimized Resilient Secure Global Supply Chains (CORE) project has developed a tracking and tracing solution for its Demonstrator of the intermodal transport of dangerous goods. The solution is based on the use of satellite navigation technologies (EGNOS and Galileo) and provides the ground for many operational and relational improvements in business.

First, the CORE solution can improve the efficiency and safety of connecting products (dangerous goods) with the consumers who buy them while enabling the continuous control and monitoring of dangerous goods traffic, as well as providing data for a further analysis for incident prevention.

Secondly, the development of this CORE solution is based on the thorough analysis of the tracking and tracing solutions in use and the developments of the other European projects that use the European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service (EGNOS) to improve the quality of tracking and tracing of goods. (EGNOS is Europe’s regional satellite-based augmentation system (SBAS) that is used to advance the performance of global navigation satellite systems (GNSSs), such as GPS and Galileo). Capitalising on this heritage, the CORE project creates its solution by integrating multi-GNSS technologies based on the European systems EGNOS and Galileo, the Chinese system BEIDOU and the Russian system GLONASS.

Thirdly, the CORE demonstrator where this solution is validated (the intermodal road-rail transport of chemicals and gas shipped across Europe) contributes to the implementation of the Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS) in Europe, and specifically to the creation of value added services oriented to the transport of special goods and sensitive materials.

The EU sponsored R&D project CORE (Consistently Optimized REsilient Secure Global Supply-Chains) began in 2014 and will continue till 2018. For more information about the project, please consult: