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Greece to join CSI

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said that the Hellenic Republic has signed declaration of principles to participate in the Container Security Initiative (CSI). Greece thus becomes the 18th nation to join this cooperative maritime security program, which is now operational in 19 seaports worldwide. (HK Law).


Korea to Join Customs Container Security Initiative

U.S. Customs Commissioner Robert C. Bonner and Yong-Sup Lee, Commissioner of the Customs Service of the Republic of Korea, today announced that the government of the Republic of Korea has agreed to participate in the U.S. Customs Container Security Initiative (CSI). Commissioner Lee and Deputy U.S. Customs Commissioner Douglas M. Browning conducted the signing ceremony on Friday, January 17, in Seoul. CSI is a U.S. Customs initiative designed to prevent the smuggling of terrorists or


Sweden Joins CSI

Customs Commissioner Robert C. Bonner and Kjell Jansson, Director General of the Swedish Customs Service, today announced that the government of Sweden has agreed to participate in the U.S. Customs Container Security Initiative (CSI). CSI is a U.S. Customs initiative designed to prevent the smuggling of terrorist weapons in ocean-going cargo containers. Under terms of the declaration announced today, U.S. Customs officers will be stationed at the port of Göteborg (Gothenburg)


CSI Operational in Naples

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) stated that the Container Security Initiative (CSI) has become operational in the Port of Naples, Italy. CBP personnel are working with their Italian counterparts to identify shipping containers in the Port of Naples that need additional scrutiny before being loaded on ships bound for the United States.


South Africa implements CSI

The U.S. Bureau of Customs and Border Protection issued a Press Release stating that the Container Security Initiative (CSI) has become operational in the port of Durban, South Africa. Durban becomes the 17th CSI port worldwide and the first in Africa. Source: HK Law


VideoRay Sends MicroROVs to Taiwan Coast Guard

VideoRay LLC has shipped 30 of its MicroROV units and four Lighted Auxiliary Zoom Inspection Camera (LAZIC) unites as part of a $500,000+ order from the Taiwan Coast Guard. The VideoRays will reportedly be used for hull inspections and other underwater investigations to support Homeland Security initiatives. The systems purchased have a depth rating of 500 ft., 500 ft. of tether, a Tether Deployment System portable reel, two video cameras


General Defense Systems Launches SCIS

General Defense Systems, Inc. has introduced its Shipping Container Inspection System (SCIS), an advanced chemical, biological and radioactive inspection system for shipping containers, designed as a key component of a comprehensive plan to intensify current security measures at U.S. ports. "Without impeding the movement of containers, our SCIS system enables inspection of up to 100% of the shipping containers moving through U.S


CSI Achieves Major Milestone: 20 Ports In

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner Robert C. Bonner and Vassilios Manolopoulos, Director General, of the Greek Directorate General of Customs and Excise announced that CBP officers have been deployed to the port of Piraeus as part of the Container Security Initiative (CSI) and that CSI has become operational there. As part of the CSI program, CBP officers are working with host government personnel as part of CSI


Customs Proposes New Cargo Rules

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published on January 2, 2008 a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) requiring importers and carriers to electronically submit additional information on cargo before it is brought into the United States by vessel. The Security Filing, also known as “10+2,” is another step in the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) strategy to better assess and identify high-risk shipments to prevent terrorist weapons and materials from entering the United States.


Global Supply Chain Security

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In this timely work, James Giermanski describes the advent and subsequent development of security operations in the global supply chain, outlining the respective contributions of governmental and nongovernmental stakeholders to this worldwide concern.   Global Supply Chain Security explores the potential impact of port-related catastrophic events in the United States and their effects worldwide, concentrating, in particular


MARAD Steps Up

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The U.S. Maritime Administration & Maritime Security Initiatives The paradigm for global transportation security underwent a dramatic shift in the aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attacks. In the years that followed, industry and government worked together to add layers of security


Valuable Maritime Services Contract Continuation for CDI

CDI Corp. gets a new U.S. Navy SEAPORT task order to continue to provide watercraft engineering & marine services for the Naval Surface Warfare Center. The watercraft engineering and marine services contract is for the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division


White House Releases National Maritime Domain Awareness Plan

Statement by NSC Spokesperson Caitlin Hayden on the National Maritime Domain Awareness Plan emphasizes the importance of maritime security in the global supply chain. Hayden said recently in a prepard statement, "The White House has released the National Maritime Domain Awareness Plan


Ocean Carriers and NVOCCs Select Descartes

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Descartes Systems Group announced that ocean carriers and nonvessel operating common carriers (NVOCCs) have selected Descartes' Japan Ocean Advanced Filing Rule (AFR) solution to help them comply with Japan's new advanced cargo security initiative, which takes effect March 10, 2014.  


Transportation Worker Identification Credential Compliance Dates

The U.S. Coast Guard and the Transportation Security Administration announced Wednesday that Oct. 31, 2008, is the Transportation Worker Identification Credential program compliance date for owners and operators of facilities located within the U.S


GAO – Proliferation Security Initiative

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a report stating that some federal agencies have taken steps to strengthen the Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI), but that more effort is needed to expand the program. In particular


Chertoff Remarks on Maritime Security

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released remarks by Secretary Michael Chertoff regarding maritime security and related matters in light of the recent terrorist attack in Mumbai.  He noted that a small boat security initiative was started about 18 months ago and emphasized the


Maritime Cargo Importers Requirements

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security confirmed on Jan. 26 that it will not extend the effective date for new information requirements on maritime cargo destined for the United States. The Importer Security Filing and Additional Carrier Requirements interim final rule went into effect January


$30m in Homeland Security Funding for Wa.

U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) announced that Washington State will receive over $30m in federal Homeland Security Grant funding made possible through the Fiscal Year 2009 Homeland Security Appropriations bill. The money will be used to help Washington state communities pay for emergency


DHS to Fund S.C. State & Local Port Security

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano and U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham announced an agreement between DHS and the state of S.C. to use $800,000 in fiscal year 2009 homeland security grant funds to support state and local law enforcement personnel stationed at SeaHawk, a U


Grant Guidance for $2.7B in FY 2010

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano announced the release of fiscal year 2010 grant application guidance kits for 13 DHS grant programs totaling more than $2.7b—funds for state, local, tribal and territorial governments and private sector entities to strengthen


Bersin Appointed CBP Commissioner

President Obama has appointed Alan Bersin Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Commissioner Bersin oversees the operations of CBP’s 57,000-employee work force and manages an operating budget of more than $11b. CBP’s mission is to protect the nation’s borders


10 Years After 9/11, Security Still a Top Priority of U.S. Ports

AAPA Concerned Federal Budget Cuts May Impact Port Security Progress. Port and industry leaders from throughout the Western Hemisphere will pause on Sunday, Sept. 11, as part of the 100th Annual Convention of the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) in Seattle (Sept


Modus Link Gains Logistic Supply Chain Security Accreditation

U.S. based ModusLink certified for stringent supply chain security standards for customs procedures & logistic trade-related initiatives. Certified Authorized Economic Operator and C-TPAT status has been granted for ModusLink’s U.S. and EMEA-based Solution Centers.


Westports (Malaysia) Designated a 'Safe & Secure Port'

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security recognizes Westports for its security measures in the loading US-bound containerized maritime cargo. After the 9/11 attacks the United States instituted various initiatives to increase the layers of security, improve monitoring at points of entry






 
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