US container scanning kicked into the long grass again

The US Department of Homeland Security has announced a further two year dely for its troubled scheme to security screen all inbound containers. It appears that major technical and logistical problems remain and there are also concerns about the effect on the country's international trade. According to a letter from chairman of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, Thomas Carper, scanning containers would have also hit cargo flows ... [+]

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