U.S. agency raises questions about Canadian port security, especially Prince Rupert

July 27, 2012

The following is excerpted from the 27 July 2012 edition of The Canadian Press.

WASHINGTON - An American federal agency is suggesting Canadian ports taking in U.S.-bound cargo, in particular Prince Rupert, B.C., lack the tight security measures in place in the United States for cargo shipped directly to its ports.

The report by the five-member Federal Maritime Commission points out that Prince Rupert isn't a "CSI" port. CSI is an acronym for the Container Security Initiative, a program implemented by U.S. Customs and Border Control to pre-screen more than 86 per cent of U.S.-bound container cargo.

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