SAFE Port update introduced in Senate

April 20, 2011 at 7:00 am

New legislation submitted in the U.S. Senate on Thursday would reauthorize for five years several maritime security programs that are key components of U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s layered strategy of using risk segmentation to focus limited inspection resources on cargo about which it has adverse information or not enough information.
   It would also increase funding for port security grants.
   The SAFE Port Reauthorization Act of 2011 would extend statutory support for the Automated Targeting System used to identify high-risk cargo, the Container Security Initiative for overseas inspection of certain high-risk cargo through bilateral relationships with overseas customs administrations, and the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism, an industry partnership program to secure end-to-end supply chains.
   The bill was introduced by Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Patty Murray, D-Wash., who are the original authors of the 2006 SAFE Port Act.                     Read more.

E. Kulisch, American Shipper,  4/18/2011


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