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  • 23 Surprisingly Gorgeous Homes Made From Shipping Containers.

    01/05/2014 12:55:33 PM PST · by carriage_hill · 42 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 10/15/2013 | Kristin Chirico
    This is a shipping container. It’s used to transport large amounts of goods on boats and on trains. By itself, it’s pretty boring. But with a little imagination, the shipping container becomes a cheap, reliable building block that can be used to build chic little getaway homes and castles of majesty alike!
  • 300 Sacks Castor Beans Found In Iraq By U.S.Troops[per MSNBC]

    06/25/2003 9:14:47 PM PDT · by Lady In Blue · 115 replies · 431+ views
    MSNBC ^ | June 25, 2003 | vanity
    I was watching TV this evening and started to flip cable channels when I saw a streaming on MSNBC on our forces finding castor beans. The following is a part of what their website said about it. NBC News’ Jim Miklaszewski that within just the past week, U.S. investigators had found two shipping containers filled with millions of much more recent documents relating to chemical and biological weapons. One of the documents, from 2001, was titled “Document burial and U.N. activities in Iraq,” the sources said. It gave detailed instructions on how to hide materials and deceive U.N. weapons inspectors,...
  • Port security: U.S. fails to meet deadline for scanning of cargo containers

    07/17/2012 6:47:50 AM PDT · by upchuck · 5 replies
    WaPo ^ | July 15, 2012 | Douglas Frantz
    The Obama administration has failed to meet a legal deadline for scanning all shipping containers for radioactive material before they reach the United States, a requirement aimed at strengthening maritime security and preventing terrorists from smuggling a nuclear device into any of the nation’s 300 sea and river ports. The Department of Homeland Security was given until this month to ensure that 100 percent of inbound shipping containers are screened at foreign ports. But the department’s secretary, Janet Napolitano, informed Congress in May that she was extending a two-year blanket exemption to foreign ports because the screening is proving too...
  • Exporters Face Container Shortage [Container Shipping]

    06/05/2009 8:42:36 PM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 61 replies · 1,654+ views
    U.S. exporters will see ongoing equipment shortages in the months ahead, and the container shortages could become even worse if imports from Asia do not pick up significantly during the peak shipping season. The equipment imbalance is occurring at an especially bad time for shippers of agricultural products because exports are starting to pick up after a lackluster first quarter. If exporters can not secure more empty containers for their products, the export boom will be snuffed out before it gathers steam. Agricultural exporters in the U.S. interior are at greatest risk. "Eastbound cargo isn't delivered where westbound cargo is...
  • Terror From the Sea: Warning From the Indian Naval Chief

    02/26/2009 1:21:40 AM PST · by Cindy · 5 replies · 519+ views
    http://www.southasiaanalysis.org/papers31/paper3068.html ^ | 24-Feb-2009 | Guest Column By Commodore R. S. Vasan
    Paper no. 3068 Admiral Sureesh Mehta, the Chief of the Naval Staff sounded a stern warning on 18th February 2009, about the possibility of nuclear weapons being smuggled in to the country through the ever increasing container traffic. The warning was issued at a seminar to discuss Port Development and related security issues. At one level, there is nothing new in the warning. Similar warnings were issued post 9/11 by US and other maritime analysts who expected the seas to be the next medium for transportation and manifestation of terror. It is this fear that prompted the US to examine...
  • TV ad implies threat to security from unlikely source: Wal-Mart

    03/25/2007 6:18:30 PM PDT · by Eric Blair 2084 · 24 replies · 1,301+ views
    The Star Ledger ^ | March 25, 2007 | JOE MALINCONICO
    The television advertisement starts with an ominous warning about 9/11. Then it shows a nuclear explosion, followed by a photo of Osama bin Laden and a ship loaded with cargo containers. "Since 9/11, it is one of the greatest threats we face, a nuclear weapon in the hands of Osama bin Laden shipped through an American port," says the voice-over. Finally, the ad reveals its villain: an outfit based in Arkansas that has a network of 1.8 million workers around the world who operate at 3,900 locations in the United States. Its corporate name is Wal-Mart Stores Inc. What's the...
  • Seattle - Port terminal evacuated over possible bomb

    08/16/2006 1:55:20 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 239 replies · 12,599+ views
    Excerpt - Bomb squads are responding to Terminal 18 on Seattle's waterfront after a canine bomb team found possible explosives in a container, the Coast Guard said this afternoon. ~ snip ~
  • Port Security [John Kerry-election issue]

    01/31/2004 4:07:23 PM PST · by maui_hawaii · 8 replies · 277+ views
    PURPOSE The purpose of this hearing is to investigate the security of containers used to ship goods imported into and exported out of the United States by water. The Subcommittee will receive testimony from the Administration, cargo shippers, vessel operators, as well as freight terminal owners and operators. BACKGROUND Overview The United States’ maritime borders include 95,000 miles of open shoreline, 361 ports and an Exclusive Economic Zone that spans 3.5 million square miles. The United States relies on ocean transportation for 95 percent of cargo tonnage that moves in and out of the country. Each year more than 7,500...
  • Stopping Rogue Nukes (New System Scans Shipping Containers)

    01/14/2004 10:40:42 AM PST · by NewRomeTacitus · 21 replies · 296+ views
    Popular Mechanics ^ | 01-2004 | Jim Wilson
    Every so often nature surprises us by offering a simple solution to a seemingly impossible problem. Now it seems that the great scourge of the 21st century, rogue nuclear weapons, also may yield to a natural remedy--sunlight. Homeland security experts worry less about a repeat of the events of September 11 than they do the detonation of a crude nuclear weapon in a major city. Their nightmare scenario derives from two facts. The first is that the world is awash in dangerous nuclear materials. A small amount exists in the form of enriched uranium and plutonium--needed to make atomic bombs....
  • Sea Containers Barred From Ships to U.S.

    02/13/2003 12:48:58 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 3 replies · 281+ views
    Newsday.com ^ | Feb. 13, 2003 | JEANNINE AVERSA
    WASHINGTON -- The Customs Service refused to let 13 sea containers destined for the United States be loaded onto ships at foreign ports because of insufficient details about their contents, a violation of a new federal rule. The agency says it needs timely and accurate manifest information to effectively evaluate and identify cargo that may pose a risk to U.S. security. With 5.7 million cargo containers entering U.S. seaports each year, Customs says it is critically important to prevent terrorists from using sea containers to smuggle nuclear, chemical, biological or other deadly weapons into this country.
  • Rag trade terror plot: Al Qaeda sought Garment Center tie

    08/22/2003 1:24:06 AM PDT · by sarcasm · 17 replies · 950+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | August 22, 2003 | GREG B. SMITH
    A top Al Qaeda operative plotted to smuggle weapons into New York Harbor in the shipping containers of a Garment District firm, the Daily News has learned. Days before he was captured in Pakistan in March, suspected 9/11 mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed met in Karachi with the owner of a W. 35th St. clothing importing company and his son, law enforcement sources said. Al Qaeda's No. 3 man offered to invest $200,000 in International Management Group in exchange, federal authorities now believe, for access to IMG's Port Newark-bound shipping containers, sources say. Mohammed "is obsessed with attacking the United States,...
  • Stowaway Terrorists Steal Into America By Ship Container

    06/18/2002 9:21:50 PM PDT · by codebreaker · 33 replies · 322+ views
    Fairplay International Shipping Weekly V.I.A. DEBKAafile Intelligence and Security Newsletter ^ | June 18, 2002 | Bob Graham -Chair of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
    More details have emerged about an apparent infiltration of Islamic terrorists through US ports during the past two months.Some of the men slipped through secuirty disguised as stevedores, according to Bob Graham Chair of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.He said he had seen reports indicating that some extremists might have been wearing safety jackets and protective helmets to give the appearance of dockworkers.U.S. Coast Guard Officials have refused to divulge any information about the reports but Graham stressed: 'The American people have a right to know.'He said 25 extremists 'entered in a foriegn country, hid out in a container...
  • "Unsafe Ports?"

    03/24/2002 5:10:44 PM PST · by Vigilantcitizen · 16 replies · 281+ views
    CBS.com ^ | 3/21/2002 | Steve Kroft
    (CBS) Sept. 11 or not, U.S. Customs can still inspect just 2 percent of the 6 million cargo containers entering the U.S. annually, making seaports and the final destinations of the containers all across America vulnerable to terror. Steve Kroft’s report, in which the U.S. Customs commissioner and other officials admit the danger, will be broadcast on 60 Minutes Sunday, March 24, at 7 p.m. ET/PT. “The system is vulnerable,” says Robert Bonner, commissioner of Customs. “I mean the movement and the potential for concealing a terrorist weapon inside a cargo container,” he tells Kroft But Bonner is confident that...