About 80% of global trade by volume and over 70% of global trade by value is transported by sea and these numbers are even higher in the case of most developing countries. World trade in goods has increased by about 2.3% per year. In 2015, traffic at the port of Civitavecchia increased by 3.2% in tons.

Only a small percentage of the containers are scanned by X-ray or physically inspected, thus exposing workers to problems with the safety of workers’ radiation. A passive device is required to increase the number of scanned containers, to reduce scan times and to operate in a secure environment Muon Tomography will optimize the logistics process of controls in ports, perfectly in line with the objectives of Smart Specialization Regional Strategy (S3) and synergistic with the European Commission’s strategies in the transport sector and their integration in the ICT field.