Multimodal Transport Security
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Multimodal Transport Security

Frameworks and Policy Applications in Freight and Passenger Transport

Edited by Joseph S. Szyliowicz, Luca Zamparini, Genserik L.L. Reniers and Dawna L. Rhoades

The rapid growth of multimodal (intermodal) passenger and freight has created dangerous new security issues. This book addresses these issues with a multidisciplinary perspective. The evolution of policies and the organization of practices in several key countries are also described in depth. By analysing the similarities and differences in these priorities, frameworks and policies, this work identifies relevant benchmarks and best practices. It will be relevant for scholars, practitioners, and policy makers across a wide range of fields.
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Chapter 6: Multimodal freight transportation security in the United States

Brent Shapiro


Honest discussions regarding the secure movement of international freight into U.S. commerce must begin with the origin of the manufacturer and how those goods move through the various supply chains. When observed through a logistical security matrix, the presumed secure movement of goods/freight is at minimum degraded by time, distance, route, type of conveyance, carriers, number of carrier transactions and the combined vulnerabilities of each actor from freight origin to release of freight and delivery into U.S. commerce. For many years Customs and Border Patrol (CBP), formerly known as the U.S. Customs Service, has employed agents, trade representatives, and investigators at numerous global ports. These representatives perform various tasks to include verification of treaty and trade agreements, commercial enforcement, the expedited movement of goods, and to help ensure cargo safety prior to entering U.S. ports.

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