Pilot Tests Show Difficulty of Total Cargo Scanning Overseas

May 2010
TR2: Terror Response Technology Report;5/12/2010, Vol. 6 Issue 10, p2
Trade Publication
An interview with Dan Stajcar, director of the Container Security Initiative (CSI) at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), is presented. When asked asbout some of the lessons raised by the 2007 Secure Freight Initiative (SFI), Stajcar points out that the truckers' union became very actively involved in SFI and that they had concerns over their drivers hauling containers through the X-ray machines. He claims that there is no existing technology for scanning transshipped cargo. He describes operations at Port Qasim in Pakistan as very efficient.


Related Articles

  • Screening's Far Reach. Fabey, Mike; Natter, Ari // Traffic World;7/30/2007, Vol. 271 Issue 30/31, p15 

    The article focuses on the impact of the legislation requiring the 100 percent screening of overseas maritime cargo and freight in the U.S. The Customs and Border Protection claims that the law is unreasonable, because it would only result to lower profits and higher transportation costs for...

  • Most truck drivers claim they get no training on crime prevention.  // Truck & Driver;Feb2012, p9 

    The article reports on a survey conducted by the University of Central Lancashire's Crime Reduction Unit in England in 2012 which reveals that more than 82% of truck drivers say they did not receive any training about freight crime prevention.

  • Return of the smart box. Edmonson, R. G. // Journal of Commerce (1542-3867);8/20/2007, Vol. 8 Issue 33, p26 

    The article reports on the implications of the mandatory use of container security devices (CSD) on the security and business operations of freighters and carriers. The U.S. Homeland Security and Customs and Border Protection are expected to announce CSD standards. Both agencies claim that CSD...

  • e-Manifest Program Delayed.  // World Trade;May2007, Vol. 20 Issue 5, p10 

    The article reports on the decision of the U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) to delay the enforcement stage of the trucker e-manifest program for ports in Washington, Arizona and parts of North Dakota. Compliance with the requirements was to begin March 26, 2007 but has been delayed for at...

  • CBP Plays Its ACE.  // Traffic World;1/29/2007, Vol. 271 Issue 4, p12 

    The article reports on the enforcement of the Automated Commercial Environmental Truck Manifest System by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection in January 25, 2007. All truckers using ports of entry in the states of Washington and Arizona are required to comply. The execution will begin in...

  • RADAR SCREEN.  // Journal of Commerce (1542-3867);9/29/2008, Vol. 9 Issue 38, p8 

    This section offers news briefs on international trade and business logistics. The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) will be announcing the results of its contract vote. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection is preparing its anti-terrorism efforts for the transition in...

  • Customs Sets E-Manifests Date. Keane, Angela Greiling // Traffic World;11/6/2006, Vol. 270 Issue 45, p13 

    The article reports on the mandate of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection which states that truckers entering the U.S. at certain border crossings will have to use electronic manifests starting January 25, 2006. According to the administrative agency, all commercial trucks must present their...

  • Time to Renew Frequent Border-Crossing Memberships.  // Logistics Today;Oct2007, Vol. 48 Issue 10, p9 

    The article reports that the Canada Border Services Agency and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) have started accepting renewal applications from the truck drivers participating in the Northern Border Free and Secure Trade (FAST) Commercial Driver Program. The program enables...

  • UK Border Agency vows more checks. Bourke, Joanna // Commercial Motor;7/16/2009, Vol. 210 Issue 5340, p7 

    The article reports on the announcement made by Border and Immigration minister Phil Woolas that the UK Border Agency (UKBA) will make frequent freight checks to crack down on stowaways. According to Brodie Clark, head of the UKBA, truck drivers will have an increased chance of getting stopped...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics