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2011-08-17 04:03:00

DUBAI, UAE, August 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a report released by the Institute of Security Studies in late 2010, South African seaports are key points of entry into the entire Southern African region for illicit drugs and other illegally imported goods. At the same time, seaports are the lifeblood of the global economy without which international trade would ground to a halt. In fact, over 90% of Africa's food and other integral supplies flow through seaports, the...

2010-11-08 19:54:54

Stevens Institute of Technology and the Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research (TNO) have recently conducted joint experiments in the Dutch Navy Harbor of Den Helder, where passive acoustic systems from both parties were combined. Initial experimental results are presented at the Waterside Security (WSS) 2010 conference. This important experimental campaign was financed by the Netherlands Ministry of Defence. The collaboration between Stevens and TNO was initiated in early...

2010-10-20 09:00:00

WOODBRIDGE, N.J., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Intelligent Security Systems (ISS), a leader in video management and image analytic software, announced today that it has expanded its worldwide SecurOS Container Recognition and SecurOS LPR deployments with new shipping port customers in Brazil, Chile, Russia, and South Africa. Customers in all four countries cited the exceptional intelligence and pinpoint accuracy of images of these solutions as the main reasons for choosing ISS. "In the post...

2010-06-10 07:00:00

BLUE BELL, Pa., June 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Unisys (NYSE: UIS) today announced a contract with the Brazil Special Secretariat of Port Development and Modernization (SEP) to assist the agency in a key initiative aimed at enhancing operations, security and information exchange across the country's logistics operations and maritime ports. The consulting contract, funded by the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA), is for Brazil's Intelligent Cargo and Intelligent Network Port...

2009-09-11 10:14:00

RED BANK, N.J., Sept. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The volume of importers electronically filing advanced information to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) division of the Department of Homeland Security is growing rapidly as the deadline for compliance looms, advised LOG-NET, Inc., a leading international supply chain software and service provider. The Importer Security Filing (ISF) initiative requires importers to provide significant advance information about the parties involved in...

2009-07-06 04:00:00

LONDON, July 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Delays in cargo screening significantly extend the time of goods at port. This process could be shortened with foolproof and rapid screening and detection systems. At the same time, increased illegal immigration and smuggling augment the need for efficient access control systems in ports and entry points. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081117/FSLOGO) New analysis from Frost & Sullivan (http://www.aerospace.frost.com), Maritime Security Market...

2009-03-09 10:50:00

WASHINGTON, March 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One million port and longshore workers, truckers and others at ports across the nation have enrolled in the Department of Homeland Security's Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) program. The program's goal is to ensure that any individual who has unescorted access to secure areas of port facilities and vessels has received a thorough background check and is not a known security threat. "American ports from coast to coast...

2008-12-09 01:22:00

MUMBAI, India, Dec. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Frost & Sullivan research indicates that the total homeland security spending in the Indian market under all the eight major threat domains will amount to an estimated total of $9.7 billion by 2016. Airport security is projected to total over $3.2 billion by 2016 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5 per cent. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081117/FSLOGO) New analysis from Frost & Sullivan (http://www.aerospace.frost.com),...

2006-07-31 12:37:42

By Jeremy Pelofsky MIAMI (Reuters) - President Bush pledged on Monday to try to jump-start the Doha round of global trade talks after they collapsed last week, saying that opening up foreign markets would boost the U.S. economy. The United States and the European Union have traded blame for the halt to the nearly five-year push for a trade deal, which had been billed as a once-in-a-generation chance to boost growth and ease global poverty. "We'll do everything we can to get Doha...

2006-07-28 16:24:12

By Edgar Ang NEW YORK (Reuters) - The United States will roll out its more extensive port workers checks as planned at the year's end in spite potential lengthy public debate, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said on Friday. The second phase of the U.S. Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) program, which will extend full background checks to all with unescorted access to port facilities and vessels, will more than double the number of checks. But the DHS...


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  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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