Benjamin Uchenna Benson

Work place: Department of Computer Science, Imo State University of Agric. & Env. Sciences, Umuagwo, Nigeria



Research Interests: Computer systems and computational processes, Embedded System, Analysis of Algorithms, Mathematics of Computing


Benjamin Uchenna Benson obtained his MSc in Information Technology from the Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO) Nigeria. He received his BSc in Computer Science from the University of Benin, Edo State, Nigeria. Prior to his academic career, Mr. Benson has worked with several national and International Organizations in the Industry including Electricity Power Generation and Distribution, Import/Export Risk Management, and Trade facilitation companies. He is currently a Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science at Imo State Polytechnic now Imo State University of Agriculture & Environmental Sciences, Umuagwo, Nigeria. His research interests are CyberSecurity, Cloud Computing, Embedded systems, and Internet of Things (IoT).

Author Articles
X-ray Cargo Scanning and Risk Management in Trade Facilitation: Analysis & Model of an Online Imaging and Documentation Management System

By Wilson Nwankwo Akinola S. Olayinka Benjamin Uchenna Benson

DOI:, Pub. Date: 8 May 2019

In the last two decades many document management systems have evolved and have been deployed for use in business areas such as marketing, production, sales, shipping, banking, education, etc. The demand for electronic document management system has continued to rise with new application areas discovered from day to day. This paper is the first of a two-part study that dwells on the conceptualization, development and deployment of an online documentation system for trade facilitation applications. This paper demonstrates how an organization can build a cost-effective and efficient electronic document management system using open source like MySQL and PHP. The domain of application stressed in this paper is X-ray Cargo Scanning operations as conducted by Government agencies especially the Customs and Excise or their appointees during imports, exports inspection and cargo clearance at the ports. In this paper, the authors investigated various operations that preceed clearance of shipments at ports in Lagos Nigeria. The role of Cargo scanners, image acquisition and subsequent analysis as well as challenges were buttressed. Following the investigation, analysis and design of a solution were done. This paper presents the results of the analysis as well as the system specifications which are considered vital for the implementation of a realtime integrated solution. The proposed system would provide a platform that enhances productivity in a risk management and scanning service organization especially in managing and exchanging large volumes of scanner-generated documentation across a network as well as with other agencies.

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