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Container Transport Security Across Modes

This study highlights vulnerabilities in both inland and maritime container transport. Maritime
containers are the focal point as opposed to other types of containers because they are the most
numerous container type in international trade, are truly intermodal, and are ubiquitous. In addition,
the study specifically focuses on the potential threat of containers being used by terrorists as a
delivery vehicle for chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear (CBRN) weapons, as this scenario
largely underpins the national and international policy agendas at this time.
The findings of this report were agreed by ECMT Ministers at their Ljubljana Council and the
OECD Maritime Transport Committee in Paris in May 2004.