9/11 – ten years after: Security improvements in global container shipping during the recent decade

Csaba, Zágon (2011) 9/11 – ten years after: Security improvements in global container shipping during the recent decade. In: 9 / 11: TEN YEARS AFTER, 8-10 Sept 2011, Bucharest, Romania.


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Containerised sea shipping plays a key role in the global trade and traf-fic, hence its relevance may not be underestimated in the global security. It shows specific vulnerabilities to harmful and illicit intentions to break the trade supply chain or simply attempting to use it as a tool to threaten security. A new era has arrived. Prior to 9/11 port operators and ship-ping companies handled the risks that threatened the supply chain securi-ty from an economic loss point of view while border control issues have traditionally focused on commercial illegality or smuggling of prohibited goods. The events of 9/11 however, highlighted the risk that supply chains might be abused by terrorists to cause enormous physical and economic damage. The event also pointed out many unhandled vulnera-bilities that could provide extraordinary opportunities for breaking the lines of defence. In response to that we have witnessed the proliferation of security-focused control regimes worldwide. Following a series of comprehensive analyses, numerous measures have been taken by na-tional and international actors on different levels and points of the global trade supply chain. From all these efforts the clear intention arose that we need to safeguard global supply chains by evaluating advanced cargo scanning and data integration capabilities at overseas ports and inviting them into an operable international security system.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: 9 / 11: TEN YEARS AFTER International Conference organized by the ROMANIAN DIPLOMATIC INSTITUTE, in partnership with the FACULTY OF POLITICAL SCIENCE, BUCHAREST UNIVERSITY, Bucharest, September 8-10, 2011 Editor: Dr. Florin DIACONU Bucharest, 2011 ISBN 978-973-0-11405-8
Uncontrolled Keywords: container security, non-intrusive inspection, risk analysis, trade supply chain
Subjects: H Social Sciences / társadalomtudományok > HE Transportation and Communications > HE1 Transportation / szállítás > HE12 Transport of goods / áruszállítás
U Military Science / hadtudomány > U1 Military Science (General) / hadtudomány általában
Depositing User: Zagon Csaba
Date Deposited: 16 May 2019 06:29
Last Modified: 16 May 2019 19:01

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