Ports are important logistics hubs with great economic value. Criminals also try to take advantage of this. In the PASSAnT project, Belgian and Dutch partners are experimenting with various innovative solutions to detect and prevent transhipment of illegal drugs, explosives and human trafficking in ports. PASSAnT stands for ‘PlAtform for innovative Security Solutions hArbors & Terminals’. The PASSAnT project is 50% financed by the innovation scheme of Interreg Flanders-Netherlands.



The project is funded from Interreg Flanders-Netherlands, the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate, the province of West Flanders, the province of North Brabant and partner companies. The Belgian institute INNOS, Vias and the DITSS foundation are the coordinators of this project.
Project duration
The PASSAnT project runs from 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2020. During this period, the various new technologies and resources will be tested in practice.
Collaborative partners
  • Vias
  • Securitas
  • Sioen
  • ViNotion
  • Technical University Eindhoven
  • Internetbureau Omines
  • Tein Technology
  • Betafence
  • Port of Oostende
  • Port of Moerdijk
  • POM West-Vlaanderen.