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Carriers, ports heighten security after bin Laden death

(The following appeared on the Journal of Commerce website on May 2, 2011.)

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Carriers and ports notched up their security programs Monday morning following the announcement that U.S. special forces killed Osama bin Laden on Sunday.

The Department of Homeland Security so far has not issued a specific warning to freight carriers.

Two weeks ago Homeland Security put a new incident warning system into effect, abolishing the five-step color code system that had been in place since 2002. Under the National Terrorism Alert System, the department now sends out advisories in case of an "elevated threat" or "imminent threat" of a terrorist attack.

Full story: www.joc.com

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

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