Transportation and Cargo Security

September 2006
Security: Solutions for Enterprise Security Leaders;Sep2006, Vol. 43 Issue 9, p62
Trade Publication
The article looks into the transportation and cargo security systems in the U.S. It has been noted that 80 to 90% of world trade is sea-born and maritime trade is the most exposed connection in the transportation sector. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency introduced a layered approach in securing the supply chain while trade is ongoing. The program employs several tools that identify high-risk shipments including the Automated Targeting System and Container Security Initiative.


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