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Passport Systems building cargo inspection facility at Massport

Passport Systems is in the process of building a high-tech cargo inspection facility at Conley Container Terminal at the Port of Boston. According to a Massport statement. The project is designed to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of cargo screening at the port.

Passport Systems' SmartScan™ 3D automated cargo inspection system can detect, locate and identify contraband at ports and border crossings around the globe as well as automatically clear or confirm alarms.

Construction of the facility is the next phase of a U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DHS/DNDO) initiative under the Nuclear and Radiological Imaging Platform – Advanced Technology Demonstration (NRIP ATD) project awarded to Passport Systems in 2012. The facility is expected to be operational early in 2016.

A lease has been signed with project partner

Photo credit: David L. Ryan/Boston Globe

Massport for the construction, testing and evaluation phases of this project.

Passport Systems said it has awarded the construction contract to NELCO Worldwide, Inc. of Burlington, MA, a firm that specializes in the design and construction of specialized radiological facilities.

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