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International Maritime Transportation Security Seminar:
Balancing Secutiry and Efficiency in International Cargo Transportation


DATE
October 29, 2003

LOCATI0N
Japan International Transport Institute Headquarters

3-18-19, Toranomon, Minato-ku
Tokyo, 105-0001, Japan

HOST
The Japan International Transport Institute under the Auspices of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport
Japan International Tranport Institute
SARAH AYERS
1819 L STREET, N.W. SUITE 1000
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20036
PHONE:+1- 202-833-9763
FAX: +1-202-833-9769
jiti@japantransport.com
www.japantransport.com



Activities of our institute are made possible through the generous assistance of the Nippon Foundation.

  International Maritime Transportation Security Seminar:
Balancing Secutiry and Efficiency in International Cargo Transportation


PURPOSE
In the year and a half since the terrorist attacks of September 11, transportation security has been significantly strengthened in the United States. Yet despite the fact that international shipping is responsible for most of the world's cargo distribution, relative to the aviation sector its vulnerability to security threats is possibly an even greater problem.

To address threats to national security in the transportation sector following 9-11, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) was established to oversee security for all modes of transportation. The TSA, the U.S. Coast Guard, the U.S. Customs Services and other federal agencies were then integrated into the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, established through legislation passed in November 2002, to strengthen the overall system for preventing or responding to national security threats.

With respect to vessel and port security, the IMO last December amended its SOLAS convention and adopted the ISPS code. Each member country is now in the process of implementing these measures. Just before the IMO's action, in November last year, the United States passed the Maritime Transportation Security Act, and the U.S. Coast Guard is currently in the process of establishing regulations for that legislation.

And in U.S, container security is being addressed by the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection through the Container Security Initiative (CSI), Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) and by the TSA's initiation of Operation Safe Commerce (OSC).
CSI identifies high-risk containers by utilizing intelligence and automated information, and pre-screens those containers at the port of departure, before they arrive at U.S. ports.
C-TPAT is a joint government-business initiative to build cooperative relationships that strengthen overall supply chain and border security.
OSC utilizes various advanced technologies - tampering detection equipment, GPS technology, transmission of loading data, and electronic seals to monitor any intrusion of cargo containers from loading to unloading - in order to advance international supply chain security while minimizing its potentially negative economic impact.

The seminar will bring together shipping companies, stevedore and warehousing entities, freight forwarders, port authorities, shippers, transportation technology companies, and other related Japanese international distribution entities to discuss the types of measures being taken by the United States. We will also have experts from both the public and private sectors in Japan and the U.S. to exchange ideas and opinions on these issues and measures.

OPENING REMARKS
Jiro Hanyu
President, Japan International Transport Institute
 Bio

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
Mark Johnson
Acting Assistant Administrator for Maritime and Land Secutiry,
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
 Bio  Presentation

Raymond Strack
Acting Customs Attache, Container Security Initiative
Embassy of U.S.A.
 Bio  Presentation

Tetsuo Oka
Senior Analyst, Japan International Transport Institute
 Bio

PANELIST
Mark Johnson
Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Maritime and Land Security,
Transportation Security Administration, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
 Bio

Raymond Strack
Acting Customs Attache, Container Security Initiative
Embassy of U.S.A.
 Bio

Hiroshi Sato
Vice President, Liner Company, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd.
 Bio

Toshitsugu Konishi
Chief Examiner of Lgistics Planning Division, Toyota Motor Corp.
 Bio

Jiro Hanyu
President, Japan International Transport Institute
 Bio