SecureSystem’s unique container integrity data essential to develop new solution for cross-border food transfers

New solution developed for cross-border food transfers

SecureSystem’s unique container integrity data essential to develop new solution for cross-border food transfers

London/Munich, July 2023

SecureSystem’s real-time security and integrity information enables secure and fast transfers of fresh produce into the UK.

Together with the British Standards Institute, TraceLabs/OriginTrail and as part if the “Trusted Bytes” project, SecureSystem has been supporting supply chain resilience in the UK and beyond.

Read an excerpt of BSI’s press release below or the full text here: BSI’s Press Release

Model designed to enable fast, secure transfers of fresh produce, boosting UK food supply resilience. […]

To support the smoother flow of food products into and out of the United Kingdom (UK), BSI used its broad experience to develop a standards-based operating model for the Trusted Bytes Data Trust framework. The model is designed to make it much easier for all parties to source and confirm information about products and ensure compliance, streamlining the processes for border-crossing. […]

The two-year “Trusted Bytes” project was launched as part of The Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund’s “Manufacturing Made Smarter Challenge”. It follows several periods of disruption to the import of food to the UK, both during the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequently, linked to factors including new trading arrangements with Europe and strikes at key ports.

There have also been highly-publicised shortages of perishable goods such as tomatoes. In January, BSI’s 2023 Supply Chain Risks Insight Report noted that factors including the war in Ukraine have triggered rapid global price inflation and created major food shortages, highlighting the importance of robust global supply chains. […]

BSI and Trace Labs also developed Trusted Trader framework enhancements that showcase the future of trade compliance, assurance, and risk assessment, building on the globally recognized Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) scheme. The framework transforms supply chain data into discoverable, verifiable, and AI-ready Knowledge Assets that enhance real-time shipment risk assessment. This can enable UK customs to assess risk levels associated with incoming shipments in real-time from departure to arrival on UK soil, with the potential to make customs processes more focused and efficient. Technology enabled by SecureSystem GmbH, and Contained Technologies supported BSI and Trace Labs in developing this.

This project included partnering with multiple organizations with specific specialities. These included:

  • Melon & Co, an agricultural business which manages end-to-end supply of melons to the UK.
  • Trace Labs, the Core developers of the OriginTrail Decentralized Knowledge Graph and builders of world-class Web3 tech at Core.
  • Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency, which provides money and support to organizations to make new products and services.

Trusted Bytes was funded by Innovate UK as part of the ISCF Manufacturing Made Smarter Challenge, project number 94831.

>> Read the full press release here <<


About SecureSystem

SecureSystem is bringing unprecedented real-time visibility to the world of supply chain management with a special focus on the integrity and security of cargo. Thereby, realizing use cases related to ESG, customs clearance, insurance, trade-finance, and operational supply chain improvements through the power of data. SecureSystem – “In-transit visibility solution

Contact: Heinz Klein,, +49 174 20 30 489

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