CHCP To Test E-Seals

Tuesday, February 25, 2003
The Cargo Handling Cooperative Project (CHCP) has initiated a major project, testing and evaluating e-seal technologies for intermodal freight containers. CHCP is a partnership between the U.S. Maritime Administration and private industry. The project will be conducted through such initiatives as Operation Safe Commerce, the Transportation Security Administration's Port Security Grants Program, and security initiatives begun by U.S. Customs. Electronic seals have been put forward as a way to address the security challenges presented by intermodal freight containers. However, they have not yet been applied on a wide scale basis in commercial applications, and any new equipment requirement must be based on a thorough, objective examination of the technology. The CHCP plans to evaluate all available electronic seal systems, including eSeal, DataSeal, Smart Seal, AllSeal, and McSemaNalink. Testing will be conducted in a laboratory environment, a large marine terminal, and with computer simulations. The CHCP will support these efforts by providing functionality and performance data on e-seals, as well as technical support in the implementation of these technologies.

Results of the e-seal technology program will be made available to CHCP members, the participating marine ports and terminals, and government organizations that are considering the potential role for electronic seals to secure intermodal container shipments.

Maritime Today

The Maritime Industry's original and most viewed E-News Service

Maritime Reporter November 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

Windrock Names Kelleher Global Business Development Manager

Edward P. Kelleher will be assuming the new role of Global Business Development Manager – Diesel, effective December 1st.   In this role, Mr. Kelleher will be

Canada to Aid Developing Nations Fight Climate Change

Canada will provide aid to developing countries to combat climate change, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on Friday ahead of talks on global warming,

Sandra Weakens to Tropical Storm off Mexico's Coast

Hurricane Sandra weakened to a tropical storm on Friday and was expected to continue losing strength as it approached Mexico's Pacific coast, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.

Maritime Security

Henriksen Unveils Strongest SOLAS Boat Lifting Hook

H Henriksen of Norway has received SOLAS certification for a new off-load single-point boat lifting hook capable of holding up to 22.5-tonnes. The quick release

Evoqua, Drew Marine Ink BWMS Deal

Evoqua Water Technologies and maritime solutions and logistics expert, Drew Marine, have announced a partnership to provide a full compliance package for ballast water management.

U.S. Ups Philippines Aid as South China Sea Turmoil Builds

The United States has raised its military aid to the Philippines this year to $79 million, the U.S. ambassador said on Wednesday, as tension rises in the region

Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Standards Offshore Oil Pipelines Pod Propulsion Port Authority Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Simulators
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.0894 sec (11 req/sec)