Increased Security to Play Larger Role

September 2004
Home Textiles Today;9/6/2004 Supp 25th Anniversary, p70
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security Initiatives, taking effect from July 1, 2005, which will ramp up security at the U.S. ports and the world's largest shipping hubs. The U.S. government and Coast Guard are seeking to strike a balance between security, freedom and prosperity by minimizing the impact on business. Nevertheless, with the implementation of these international standards, the United States has become better able to improve the physical infrastructure of ports, verify the security of individual vessels before they approach a U.S. port and better restrict areas to port areas.


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