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Maritime Port & Ship Security
can reach through steel containers, pro- The turnkey operation developed true breakthrough improvement in port secu- decisions, such as the most effective de- ducing an image with enough speci? city command and control in security opera- rity that has implications beyond times ployment of personnel and the appropri- to help an analyst verify the container’s tions that resulted in an even more ef? - of crisis. The key is to emphasize the ate use of automation. By accumulating contents. The Port of San Juan was si- ciently managed process. The ultimate quality of data as much as the volume of information on one platform, data can multaneously pioneering the integration test of this management came in Septem- goods moving through the security pro- be aggregated and analyzed, rather than of logistics data and inspection images ber of 2016, with the arrival of Hurricane cess. It is critical that analysts bring the checked once and forgotten. This ap- with adjudication and automated sys- Maria. As the hurricane wreaked havoc big picture into sharper focus, pulling proach supports enhanced collaboration, tems, such as access control. Logistics on the island, the port’s supply chain was together relevant and valuable data from with data generated internally and from data arrives 24 hours ahead of the ship to handicapped by the infrastructure bottle- multiple sources to drive targeted secu- outside services creating an intelligence the container reader and is matched up neck. Without a functioning scanning rity assessments. San Juan shows that loop to share across teams and networks.
with the scan image at the checkpoint. system, the rapidly arriving relief could such high-quality data can be collected The Port of San Juan has become a case
Meanwhile, image analysts focus on ad- not be deployed without ignoring safety and stored at rapid rates–? ve times faster study in port security innovation. Every judicating the contents to the manifest. concerns. than the industry average–and thus qual- port, no matter how large or small, can
The data is instantly shared with Puerto The port resumed operations at its ity of scanning no longer comes at the implement near-100% of containerized
Rican law enforcement and compliance checkpoints using generator power just cost of quantity of cargo scanned. cargo screening, time- and cost-ef? cient- agencies. This centralized process al- 36 hours after the storm. With the fully This reveals an important point about ly, and all while accumulating valuable lows for real-time discrepancy analysis, integrated process back in place, S2 the future of port security: the synthesis data on an integrated platform. As more so that any anomalies can be ? agged for screened near-100% of the containerized of data generated by multiple sources ports follow suit in modernizing their additional inspection by authorities. The cargo effectively and ef? ciently, and re- and application-speci? c business rules approach to security, the result will be a application of mobile scanning technol- lief supplies reached the waiting people provides an opportunity to automate more ef? cient and successful screening ogy at the port, together with real-time of Puerto Rico. manual processes and control speci? c process shaped by decisions that are in- data integration, minimizes interference The security operations at the port of ? ows. The availability of more granular formed by integrated, rich data.
with the ? ow of cargo traf? c. San Juan after Hurricane Maria show a information facilitates making crucial
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