Executive Briefings

Making the Case for Screening as a Service at Ocean Ports

The primary business of a port is serving as a hub for water-borne commerce and all of the logistics that entails, with each port competing for the business of shippers and container operators. Every investment made by a port authority, from a crane to a dredge to a security checkpoint, must be based on how this activity will not only position the port to current customers, but how it will affect the attraction of future customers.

Increasingly, however, these investments are including more and more security needs, from container scanning equipment to operator training to security architectures. Security, and in particular security screening, is not the core business of a port authority, but compliance with national and international guidelines demands that certain security standards be met, or losing customers will be the last of a port authority's worries.

But even though security screening is an absolute necessity, many ports are looking to get out of the security game altogether.

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Keywords: transportation management, supply chain risk management, logistics & supply chain, logistics services, logistics management, outsourcing security screening at ocean ports

Increasingly, however, these investments are including more and more security needs, from container scanning equipment to operator training to security architectures. Security, and in particular security screening, is not the core business of a port authority, but compliance with national and international guidelines demands that certain security standards be met, or losing customers will be the last of a port authority's worries.

But even though security screening is an absolute necessity, many ports are looking to get out of the security game altogether.

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Keywords: transportation management, supply chain risk management, logistics & supply chain, logistics services, logistics management, outsourcing security screening at ocean ports