U.S. moves to boost shipping container security

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By Adam Tanner SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 30 (Reuters) - The U.S. customs chief on Thursday unveiled a new voluntary program to beef up security of transportation shipping containers, promising faster customs inspections for those joining the effort. Under the plan, shipping companies, manufacturing firms and others would agree to place sensors in their containers allowing inspectors to see if the cargo had been opened after it was packed. The shippers would also put an improved lock on the ...

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