Virginia installing security readers at port terminals
The Virginia Port Authority said it will install readers to communicate with container security devices mounted in ocean-going cargo containers as they pass through two of its terminals.
General Electric will work with the port to install the readers at the Norfolk International Terminals and Portsmouth Marine Terminal.
According to the Port of Virginia, it will become the first U.S. port in a worldwide Secure Cargo Corridors network, which is being built-up by Commerce Guard, a joint venture of Siemens, GE and Mitsubishi.
'The Secure Cargo Corridors network will provide the infrastructure to verify unauthorized opening of containers with a high degree of accuracy and reliability,' the port authority said.