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CARGO SECURITY ALLIANCE - LAND, AIR AND SEA

 

CARGO SECURITY BEST PRACTICES

The Cargo Security Alliance is committed to the identification, development and propagation of Best Practices in cargo security across the global land, sea and air supply chain.  Cargo Security Best Practices incorporate a system of checks and balances, protocols, oversight, accountability and verification of reliability throughout each aspect and node of the supply chain.

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SECURE CHAIN OF CUSTODY

A Chain of Custody is established when two parties have a verifiable means to interrogate a package as original, unopened and uncompromised when accepting cargo from one another.  A secure Chain of Custody further verifies the integrity of the enclosure as having the original, undamaged seal prior to exchange.

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CARGO SECURITY DEVICES

The Cargo Security Alliance provides a selection of innovative technologies to secure cargo across a wide spectrum of applications, customer requirements and transportation modes that can be customized with unique colors, company logos and messaging, numbered and bar-coded to establish and maintain a secure Chain of Custody. Our high quality products and devices include Tamper Evident Technology (TET) security tapes and seals; and truck, trailer and container locks and seals that are compliant with government regulations or represent Best Practices in cargo security.

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SECURE SUPPLY CHAIN DESIGN AND OPERATION

“Cargo at Rest is Cargo at Risk”. The enemy of speed and security is uncertainty. High velocity supply chains are based on repeatable, consistent processes to eliminate uncertainty, increase efficiency and speed. Likewise, secure Chains of Custody are based upon repeatable, consistent processes to ensure end-to-end traceability and readily detectable, verifiable cargo integrity. Collaboration among supply chain partners with integrated systems and business processes minimizes uncertainty by anticipating demand and mitigating security exposures.

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SUPPORT FOR TSA'S CERTIFIED CARGO SCREENING PROGRAM (CCSP)

Effective August 1, 2010, unscreened cargo is no longer allowed on passenger aircraft. The CCSP is the TSA’s flexible, voluntary program specifically designed to help shippers find the supply chain security approach that best meets their needs: screening their own products, outsourcing the task or relying on the air carrier to do it at added cost.

The CSA and its business partners can take your company through the process of evaluating, applying for and implementing the CCSP. CSA will help get you up and running fast with our three-phased Certified Cargo Screening Facility (CCSF) “Plan/Build/Run Program”.

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