||Khalid Bichou, Michael Bell, Anrew Evans
||Informa Law from Routledge
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The focus of this book is on security, risk and reliability in supply chains which are having a major impact on the port and logistics industries. The chapters can be grouped into four sets, reflecting different issues associating risk and reliability with port, logistics and supply-chain security. The first set reviews current security programmes and initiatives in port, logistics, and trade settings, highlighting in particular the increasing shift from physical and facility security to the wider supply-chain security. The first chapter thoroughly discusses the interface between marine reporting and maritime and port security, highlighting in particular the lack of information available for both cargo and passenger manifests, as well as the ability of both maritime and port stakeholders to report and share such details with maritime authorities throughout the world. The second chapter reports on the global trade system, an industry initiative that seeks to meet both the need to improve the logistics processes to handle increasing global trade and the requirement to enhance global trade security both to and from all participating nations. This concept has, since it was first presented to the United Nations in 2003, progressed to the implementation and review phase. The third chapter analyses different systems of container security from box standardization and packaging to container loading and unloading, including while in-transit or on delivery processes. It goes on to show how container security is a complex system of interrelated activities in information and data capture and controlled re-distribution, physical surveillance of the container, and inquiries into the various actors in the supply chain.