November 30, 2006

Understanding the SAFE Port Act: What it means for shippers, carriers, ports, terminals and 3PLs

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The SAFE Port Act, short for the Security and Accountability For Every Port Act of 2006, was signed into law on Oct. 13th and is the most significant piece of maritime security legislation in several years, with broad real and potential impact on the international supply chain. Emerging out of the Dubai Ports controversy earlier this year, the Act codifies into law the C-TPAT program, altering the legal foundation of this program, and will accelerate development of non-intrusive inspection technology for containers headed to the U.S. It also will require new plans to re-open ports following a terrorist incident, with profound implications for delays of shipments in transit. In this teleconference, you will hear from those who helped write the new law as well as supply chain leaders experienced in how the law will impact companies in the international supply chain.

In this teleconference, you will learn:
• How the law impacts U.S. import supply chains
• Why C-TPAT will become even more critical for importers
• New regulations to emerge from the law and when
• What the law means in terms of U.S. port security funding
• New requirements for radiation detection technology
• Provisions that will be subject to debate and interpretation

Moderator and speakers:
Moderator: Ashley W. Craig, Associate, Venable LLP
James Patton, Deputy Director, Cargo Security Policy, Department of Homeland Security
Dabney Hegg, Professional Staff Member, U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation’s Subcommittee on Surface Transportation & Merchant Marine
Allen Thompson, Vice President for Global Supply Chain Policy, Retail Industry Leaders Association