On June 25, Dutch minister Gerrit Zalm
and Robert Bonner, commissioner Customs Service USA
, signed the so-called Declaration of Principles for the port of Rotterdam. The goal of this cooperation is to mutually exchange information aimed at identifying containers that carry a high risk.
The Rotterdam Municipal Port Management (RMPM) is pleased with the proposed cooperation between the customs services of the Netherlands and the United States
. The declaration will not only contribute to improving the level of in U.S. ports, but also in other ports. The RMPM considers the agreement a token of appreciation for its safety policy against organized crime.
If a lot of ports actually join the Container Security Initiative proposed by the Americans, the safety/security of logistic chains around the world will be improved. The RMPM will gladly share its knowledge and experience with other ports.