- The physical security layer, which involves radiation checking devices, customs searches, container seal integrity and even surveillance cameras and equipment at warehouses and terminal gates.
- The operation tracking data layer, using carriers, terminals, inland transportation, container yards and every other operational checkpoint.
- The documentation data layer, which includes U.S. Custom's 24-hour manifest data requirement, the original procurement information, carrier booking data, point of origin, cargo description and the consignee. Especially important in this layer is the need for foreign exporters to the U.S. market to have cargo entry data to be submitted prior to container departure; today these data are often filed after the container arrives at final destination even after it reaches inland points.
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