shipping lines have started using cargo containers equipped with
sensors and stronger locks to deter terrorism, The Associated
sensors can detect whether the cargo box has been opened, not what
is inside, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Robert
C. Bonner said recently. He spoke at a seminar for members of the
Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism, a business/government
of the partnership, including U.S. importers, foreign manufacturers
and freight forwarders, will be allowed faster passage for their
shipments through "green lanes" at ports.
destined for U.S. ports will not be required to use the containers,
but federal authorities will encourage their adoption to speed inspection
containers currently offer little indication of tampering.
dumb as a fence post, so we just want to make them smarter,"
Hill is increasingly concerned that the nation's ports are ripe
for exploitation by terrorists. Sens. Susan Collins, R-ME, and Joseph
Lieberman, D-CT, sent a letter last week to Undersecretary for Border
and Transportation Security Asa Hutchinson raising questions about
what they say are flaws in efforts to identify "high-risk"