Fighting for Enhanced Supply Chain Security

Cargo theft has been around for centuries; unfortunately, though the crime has evolved together with transportation methods. Bandits on horseback have been replaced by gangsters that are organized in international crime syndicates. Cargo theft is a global problem...

The Inspection Chimera

The US Congress has mandated that all Containers be tested for radiation prior to dispatch for export to the US by 2012. Many in Congress have advocated 100% inspection of all Containers bound for the US, for all threats. None of this makes any sense nor will it ever...

How real-time cargo monitoring can save lives

Is it morally defensible to write about African refugees to actually advertise a commercial cargo monitoring service? Hundreds of thousands of people are preparing to cross the Mediterranean from the North African coast to Europe. Figures for the first few months of...

US CBP suspends GTX Program

A senior U.S. Customs and Border Protection official said this week that CBP has suspended its plans to develop a global trade exchange system that would have expanded the amount of trade data collected by the agency. In his prepared testimony for an April 3 hearing...