Shipping & logistics

Identity technologies play an increasingly important role in the shipping and logistics sector by helping to secure supply chains, manage risk and mitigate inefficiencies.

Our shipping & logistics sector services

There are many existing and emerging use cases for deployment of biometric technology in the shipping and logistics sector. Including for access control and security, identity verification and employee tracking, customs and border control, payment, and crisis management.

Access control and security

Port Facilities & crew authentication: Biometric systems can be implemented at entry points to port facilities, warehouses, and other restricted areas. This ensures that only authorised personnel have access to sensitive areas, reducing the risk of unauthorised entry and potential security breaches.

Biometric Locks and Seals: Biometric technology can be integrated into locks and seals used for securing cargo containers. This adds an additional layer of security, as only authorised personnel with the correct biometric credentials can access or open these containers.

Identity verification & employee tracking

Personnel Tracking: Biometric data can be integrated into tracking systems to monitor the movement of personnel within a shipping facility. This can contribute to better accountability and enhance overall safety and security.

Customs & border control

Passenger and Crew Clearance: Biometric systems can be employed at customs and immigration checkpoints for the clearance of passengers and crew members. This enhances the speed and accuracy of the clearance process, reducing wait times and improving overall efficiency.

Biometric payment systems

Authorised Transactions: Biometric authentication can be used for secure and convenient payment processes within the shipping industry. For example, authorised personnel may use biometrics to authorise financial transactions related to fueling, maintenance, or other services.

Emergency situations

Crisis Management: In emergency situations, biometrics can play a role in identifying individuals quickly, ensuring that evacuation procedures are carried out efficiently, and emergency response teams can prioritise their efforts based on real-time information.

Ingenium offers a range of services to help shipping and logistics organisations make informed decisions about biometric and identity systems. From independent testing to ensure accuracy and security, to expert advisory services, we can help ensure these technologies are fit for purpose and effective in mitigating operational risks.

Independent testing services

  • Evaluating the accuracy and performance of biometric systems, providing transparency and accountability. This can help identify any biases or flaws that may exist, allowing organisations to set appropriate guidelines and requirements to mitigate risks.
  • Evaluation of privacy and security measures: Independent testing can assess the security measures implemented within biometric systems, ensuring that proper encryption, storage, and access controls are in place. This helps address concerns about unauthorised access or potential data breaches.

Research & advisory services

  • Develop and assessment system requirements: ensure procurement requirements align with objectives of a biometric deployment, assessment criteria is relevant, and procurement process is successful.
  • Assessment of compliance with regulations: ensure organisations are complying with relevant requirements for performance, privacy and security. It helps ensure that individuals’ rights, such as informed consent and control over their biometric data, are respected.