Author Archives: Nils Meyer Larsen

Nils Meyer Larsen
Having obtained his PhD in physics, Nils Meyer-Larsen changed to the logistics community more than 13 years ago and since then is working at the Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics (ISL), Bremen/Bremerhaven, Germany, as a project manager. Currently he is head of section Auto-ID and Security in Container Transport and deputy head of department Information Logistics.

Feedback from TRA2014 (April 14-17, Paris)


Paris was the location of the 2014 edition of the Transport Research Arena (TRA)  that gathered 2000 stakeholders from all areas of surface transport – rail, road and waterborne transport – coming from industry, public authorities and the research community. They exchanged ideas and thoughts on some of the most pressing problems that the transport sector is facing in our ... Read More »

SICIS tracks 5000 containers from China to Europe

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“SICIS is a unique tool for the pro-active monitoring of container supply chains and for the first time allows a complete overview of a container’s transport”, says Robin Smith, representative of UK-based logistics provider BAP Logistics, partner in the project that developed SICIS. The SICIS system achieved the goal to track more than 5,000 containers on their way from China ... Read More »

Wireless containers – RFID put to use

Readout of an electronic seal using a handheld RFID reading device

A container that can be automatically identified throughout the transport chain. With a built-in burglar alarm. Sounds nice? Of course it does. Read More »