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Freeport Container Port



Security Initiatives


MEGAPORTS

The United States and The Bahamas signed a Memorandum of Understanding on December 30, 2004, to begin the implementation of the Megaports Initiative.

The objective of this initiative is to deter, detect, and interdict illicit nuclear and radioactive materials being trafficked through the global maritime system
Megaports Initiative


CONTAINER SECURITY INITIATIVE (CSI)

csi_5fnew_5f119x76CSI addresses the threat to border security and global trade posed by the potential for terrorist use of a maritime container to deliver a weapon. CSI proposes a security regime to ensure all containers that pose a potential risk for terrorism are identified and inspected at foreign ports before they are placed on vessels destined for the United States. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has stationed multidisciplinary teams of U.S. officers from both CBP and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to target and prescreen containers and to develop additional investigative leads related to the terrorist threat to cargo destined to the United States.

The three core elements of CSI are:

  • Identify high-risk containers. CBP uses automated targeting tools to identify containers that pose a potential risk for terrorism, based on advance information and strategic intelligence.
  • Prescreen and evaluate containers before they are shipped. Containers are screened as early in the supply chain as possible, generally at the port of departure.
  • Use technology to prescreen high-risk containers to ensure that screening can be done rapidly without slowing down the movement of trade. This technology includes large-scale X-ray and gamma ray machines and radiation detection devices.

Through CSI, CBP officers work with host customs administrations to establish security criteria for identifying high-risk containers. Those administrations use non-intrusive inspection (NII) and radiation detection technology to screen high-risk containers before they are shipped to U.S. ports.

Freeport Container Port works closely with on-site US Customs & Border Protection officers to ensure full compliance and adherence with CSI.

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