SPOTLIGHT: What's in the box?

Container shipments account for 90 percent of world trade and are growing at a 5 percent compound annual rate. Every minute of every day, 14 containers enter US ports. Even now, three-and-a-half years after 9/11, only about 5 percent of these containers are inspected for weapons or other types of security threats. A new study by A.T. Kearney, in conjunction with the International Cargo Security Council, says that properly deployed RFIDs may play a big role in increasing the level of container security. White Paper (PDF)

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