SOURCE: eyefortransport

September 06, 2005 15:23 ET

eyefortransport announces eyefortransport's Cargo and Supply Chain Security Survey reveals that collaboration is the key

Shanghai -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 6, 2005 --

Press Release 
Date: 05 September 2005 
For immediate release 

eyefortransport's Cargo and Supply Chain Security Survey reveals that collaboration is the key

(Chicago, 05 September 2005) Cargo and supply chain security is now widely acknowledged as being a matter of collaboration between all players in all sectors of the transportation and logistics industry, from shippers, importers/exporters and technology providers to freight forwarders, carriers, logistics services providers, industry associations, and governments.

When it comes to international supply chains, the issue becomes complicated by disparate industry standards and business practices, and different government regulations - which change constantly as policy makers are obliged to update the rules to keep pace with increasingly innovative criminals.

Collaboration here is the key: between shippers, carriers, ports, etc. to push industry standards and best practices, and between governments to create a set of homogeneous security directives.

eyefortransport conducted the Cargo and Supply Chain Security survey from July to August 2005, the purpose of which was to determine the areas of security that present the biggest challenges to the transportation & logistics industry, including cargo theft and the threat of terrorism, and which security solutions have either been implemented already or are on the cards for the future.

While compliance with regulations was initially just one more expense on the balance sheet, the entire industry is already realising the benefits of implementing additional security measures: safer and consequently more efficient supply chains. Fewer disruptions and incidents of theft translate into reduced losses and increased profits - for all concerned.

Although 46% of the survey respondents said that meeting US government regulations is a top priority for security reasons, 42% prioritised compliance with regulations as a means to accelerate the movement of goods.

The survey results can be downloaded from

Much of the data gathered in this report will be discussed and debated at the eyefortransport 4th North American Cargo Security Forum, which will take place on the 5th and 6th of December 2005 at the Willard InterContinental Hotel in Washington DC.

For more information on the eyefortransport Cargo & Supply Chain survey results or the conference, refer or contact Laura Goddard at, telephone 1 800 814 3459 ext 231 (U.S. only) or +44 (0) 207 375 7231

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