AAPA denies Chinese security threats at ports

AAPA denies Chinese security threats at ports

The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) has responded to recent reports regarding the alleged national security threat posed by cranes sourced from China at US ports.

The AAPA has clarified that there have been no known security breaches as a result of the use of cranes at US ports, despite “sensationalised” media reports.

The association emphasised that even modern cranes are unable to track the origin, destination, or nature of the cargo.

The committee added that legislative proposals to hastily remove cranes from US ports without immediate replacements would only harm the country’s supply chains, increase prices, and exacerbate inflation.

According to the AAPA, the US should instead focus on building out its reshoring tools to bolster the manufacturing of critical equipment, as this would address the imbalance in crane manufacturing subsidies between China and the US.

Just recently, The White House unveiled a National Cybersecurity strategy.

The administration explained that there should be a rebalancing of responsibility to defend cyberspace away from individuals, small businesses, and local governments of cybersecurity onto specialised organisations capable of limiting risks.

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