Floating Ports to Revolutionise Port Security?


A video released recently shows the possibility of floating ports developed by the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory as a way to ‘revolutionise’ the offshore inspection of shipping containers.

PTI previously reported on the success of the recent Counter Terror Expo event which focused on global security. The main security threat relating to ports and terminals was the unauthorised access via parameter breaches made in a bid to tamper with the contents of shipping containers.

In the video, Hank Glauser, Principal Investigator – Portunus Project at the Global Security Principal Directorate, said: “Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and its partners are developing groundbreaking technologies that allow us to process the movement of containerised freight in half the time, with a marginal increase in costs.”

Security has been a major issue in recent months for ports, particularly with illegal substances such as cocaine, as drug smugglers opt for using Smartphone messaging to more effectively evade port authorities.

See below for the video:

(Source: Jovita Dettmann / YouTube)

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