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473700-00095-1 Report Abstract

Addressing Cargo Security with Strategies Involving Private Sector

Jason R. West, C. Michael Walton and Alison J. Conway, University of Texas at Austin, December 2008, 38 pp. (473700-00095-1)

The public and private sectors contributing to goods movement agree that cargo security has not been addressed nearly as much as physical and vessel security.  Addressing cargo security will require additional operational data that is not currently used in public sector security analysis and decision making. The two strategies presented to acquire operational data are freight advisory councils and cargo data collection portals that have been developed by Horizon Services Group.  The report identifies four steps that freight advisory councils could implement to improve coordination for cargo security and provides an overview of the cargo data collection portal as envisioned by Horizon Services Group.


Keywords: Security, Cargo, Freight Transportation, Planning, Public-Private Partnerships

SUMMARY REPORT (Adobe Acrobat File – 341 KB)