Category Port Security

Egyptian militants claim rocket attack on Israel’s Eilat | Reuters

An al Qaeda-inspired group in Egypt claimed responsibility on Tuesday for a rocket attack on Israel’s southern Eilat port, saying it would continue to target the Jewish state while battling the interim military government in Cairo. There were no casualties or damage from Monday night’s attack. Eilat residents reported hearing two explosions and a police […]

Mexican military seeks to oust cartel from port

Soldiers standing on the back of pick-up trucks patrol Lazaro Cardenas, one month after ousting the municipal police in this major Mexican port that had become a drug cartel’s cash machine. While troops armed with assault rifles ride in borrowed police vehicles, a vice admiral has taken over the administration of the Pacific port, which […]

Smuggling cartels, militants hinder revival of Somali port | Reuters

Al Qaeda-linked militants, drug smugglers and shadowy criminal networks stand in the way of the Somali federal government’s hopes of hiring a foreign firm to manage the lucrative but run-down southern port of Kismayu. One of only three deep-water ports in Somalia, Kismayu’s proximity to northern Kenya and Ethiopia has for decades made it integral […]

Cyber-attack at a major port could cost $1 billion per day | Government Security News

At a time when the nation’s infrastructure faces a growing threat from cyber-attacks, maritime and homeland security officials say they are making significant progress in protecting the nation’s ports, which handle more than 2 billion metric tons of cargo annually and are critical to the global economy. “It’s finally picking up speed,” said Randy Parsons, […]

French customs service withers as Europe borders become “sieve” – Yahoo Finance

Only four customs officers are left at the airport in the French Riviera resort of Cannes, renowned as a bastion of the Calabrian mafia. There used to be 20. The only fixed container scanner in the port of Le Havre, maritime gateway to the Paris region, has shut down and there is no plan to […]

Police warning after drug traffickers’ cyber-attack – BBC News

The head of Europe’s crime fighting agency has warned of the growing risk of organised crime groups using cyber-attacks to allow them to traffic drugs. The director of Europol, Rob Wainwright, says the internet is being used to facilitate the international drug trafficking business. His comments follow a cyber-attack on the Belgian port of Antwerp. […]

State Dept. official in Fla. to sign security deal – WPEC CBS Channel 12 News

MIAMI (AP) — A top U.S. State Department official is traveling to South Florida to sign an agreement with Miami port officials on security and related issues in the Caribbean region. The official is assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs William R. Brownfield. The agreement being signed Wednesday is aimed […]