Container Code Recogntion engine is a tool to track and identify shipping containers, namely their individual codes, as they transit different areas. The Metrici can read horizontal, vertical codes or the ones that are flipped (upside down) for the container code, as ISO 6346, the international standard which describes the identification of a shipping container, maintained by the BIC (International Container Bureau) which covers the serial number.

Powerful data

Metrici can detect codes both on one line, two lines no matter what font, color or direction. Other data of the detection include GPS coordinates, timestamp, direction of movement. Also it can associate a plate number with each container. Container code recognition offers a versatile and powerful tool for improving efficiency, transparency, and security across various industries. By leveraging this technology, companies can streamline their operations, enhance supply chain management, and ensure compliance with regulatory standards. The result is a more efficient, secure, and responsive logistics and transportation network. Efficient and secure transportation networks of the highest performance.

Where to use

Stand alone and integrated management

  • Container Terminals and Storage Areas
  • Ports Authorities
  • Weighing Stations and Bridges
  • Traffic and Security Inspection
  • Industrial and Logistics Areas
  • Intelligent Transportation
  • Port Security
  • Customs and Border Control
  • Security Applications
  • Traffic Management
  • Automatic Guiding System

How to use Metrici CCR

Container Code Recognition is a versatile technology that can be utilized by companies across various industries

Logistics and Supply Chain Management

•Real-time Tracking: Container codes can be scanned at various points along the supply chain to provide real-time tracking information. This allows companies to monitor the location and status of their shipments, ensuring timely delivery and improving transparency.

• Inventory Management: By recognizing container codes, warehouses and distribution centers can automate inventory management, reducing errors and improving efficiency in loading and unloading processes

• Automated Documentation: Container code recognition can automate the documentation process, reducing paperwork and administrative overhead. This ensures that all necessary data is accurately recorded and easily accessible.

Transportation and Shipping

• Port Operations: Container code recognition can streamline port operations by quickly identifying incoming and outgoing containers, facilitating efficient loading and unloading from ships, trains, and trucks. Build complex database

• Customs Clearance: By automating the identification of container codes, customs clearance processes can be expedited, reducing delays and improving the flow of goods across borders. Alerts for searched containers

• Route Optimization: Transportation companies can use container code data to optimize routes and schedules, improving fuel efficiency and reducing transit times.

Security and Compliance

• Enhanced Security: Container code recognition can be used to verify the contents and origin of containers, improving security and reducing the risk of smuggling or theft. This is particularly important in high-security environments like ports and border crossings. Alarms and alerts settings

• Regulatory Compliance: Ensuring that all containers are properly documented and tracked helps companies comply with international trade regulations and standards, reducing the risk of fines and legal issues.

Manufacturing and Distribution

• Production Monitoring: Manufacturers can use container codes to track the movement of raw materials and finished goods within their facilities, improving production planning and inventory control.

• Supplier Coordination:By sharing container code data with suppliers, manufacturers can improve coordination and ensure that materials arrive just in time for production, reducing inventory costs.

Retail and E-commerce

• Order Fulfillment: Retailers can use container code recognition to track incoming shipments and ensure that orders are fulfilled accurately and on time. This is particularly important for e-commerce companies that need to manage large volumes of shipments

• Returns Management: Efficiently managing returns can be challenging. Container code recognition can streamline the process by tracking returned items and ensuring they are properly documented and processed

Construction and Infrastructure

• Material Management: Construction companies can use container codes to track the delivery and usage of construction materials, ensuring that materials are available when needed and reducing waste

• Project Tracking: By recognizing container codes, project managers can monitor the movement of equipment and materials between sites, improving project management and coordination.

Agriculture and Food Supply Chain

• Freshness Tracking: In the agricultural sector, container code recognition can help track the movement of perishable goods, ensuring that they are delivered quickly and remain fresh.

• Food Safety: Tracking containers through the supply chain ensures that food safety standards are maintained, and any issues can be quickly traced and addressed.

Energy and Mining

Equipment Tracking: In the energy and mining sectors, container codes can be used to track the movement of heavy equipment and supplies, ensuring that they are available when needed and reducing downtime.

Supply Chain Optimization: Efficiently managing the supply chain for energy and mining operations can be complex. Container code recognition can improve visibility and coordination, enhancing overall efficiency.


Metrici Container Code Recognition engine is fast and reliable

ISO 6346 code format

Container codes reading in one line (horizontal and vertical), two lines, or upside-down. Sides and roof placement

Efficient and secure transportation

Know at any moment where a container is and was

High performance, High Accuracy

AI based detection and recognition, constant DNN improving

Native integration with any Metrici engine

Free flow detection or at trigger from Metrici engines or external

External comm with management softwares

json over http data sent to any other software or database

Improve data management efficiency

Centralized and organized database with containers activity

Reduce Errors, Reduced costs

No manual checking, no reading mistake

Reduce human labour

24/7 automatic checking in any condition

Speed up the process

Microseconds detection with accuracy approaching 100%. No limit for container speed

Automatic truck/trailer license plate recognition

Container code linked to the truck license plate in the database. Photo witness

no stop traffic flow

No congestion, no wait and no stress for drivers or authorities


with weighing system, terminal operating systems, payment boots etc

Container of interest detection

Alarms and alerts setup

Hardware independent

Detection engines work with any IP camera brand. Server based detection

Complex database

Know when a container was seen, where, location, direction, how many times, what truck. .xls, .pdf, .csv exports


Metrici detection engines can work with Metrici CCR to give or take detection trigger and build complex database