Alliance Launched to Promote U.S. Port Security

Coalition for Secure Ports links stakeholders in marine cargo chain to advocate for united approach to improving safety













  1. Requiring enhanced cargo information, for example, knowing the contents of each cargo container before it enters this country;


  2. Monitoring the location and security of containers in transit; and,


  3. Implementing a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) to ensure that the identity of individuals with access to cargo can be verified reliably and expediently.


















  • Boston Shipping Association

  • Consuming Industries Trade Action Coalition

  • Hampton Roads Maritime Association

  • Hampton Roads Shipping Association

  • Maritime Association for the Port of New York and New Jersey

  • Maritime Exchange for the Delaware River and Bay

  • National Association of Waterfront Employers

  • Nation'sPort

  • New York Shipping Association

  • Pacific Maritime Association

  • Pacific Merchant Shipping Association

  • Ports of the Delaware River Marine Trade Association

  • South Carolina Stevedores Association

  • Southeast Florida Employers Port Association

  • Steamship Trade Association of Baltimore

  • United States Maritime Alliance, Ltd.

  • West Gulf Maritime Association


For more information on the challenges and opportunities presented by increasingly global supply chains, see the special in-depth report in the August/September 2004 issue of Supply & Demand Chain Executive, which includes the following articles:

For more information on the global supply chain, with a focus on security issues, see "Building the Secure Supply Chain," the Net Best Thing article in the June/July 2003 issue of iSource Business (now Supply & Demand Chain Executive) magazine.

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