“Layered” Cargo Screening – How Does It Compare to 100%?

November 22, 2011


Earlier this year, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) made an announcement that surprised no one in the cargo and maritime industries – starting in 2012, the DHS would no longer mandate 100 percent cargo screening at ports. While 100 percent cargo screening is decidedly achievable and has been effectively implemented at many ports across the world (including the Port of San Juan in Puerto Rico), the requirements seemed too daunting and unattainable to many smaller ports, thus the revised mandate.

Despite the fact that the stance change was expected, questions abound, primarily: “Will we be as safe in 2012 as we are now?” 

Read the full article at Maritime Executive