The Securing America’s Ports Act: NII Technology

On February 10, 2020, the Securing America’s Ports Act (H.R. 5273) passed the U.S. House of Representatives with bipartisan support. Introduced last year by Representative Dan Crenshaw and Representative Torres-Small, the bill would drastically expand the usage of non-intrusive inspection (NII) equipment at U.S. ports of entry. If enacted, the bill would require the Secretary … Read more

Viken Detection Awarded CBP Contract for Innovative Under-Vehicle Scanners

For U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), non-intrusive inspection (NII) technology has become an increasingly important tool in the facilitation of secure, efficient trade and travel. CBP’s NII capabilities include both large-scale and handheld X-ray and Gamma-ray imaging systems that permit the efficient and safe detection of contraband and threatening materials at ports of entry. … Read more

Andrew Farrelly Talks Customs and Port Automation at IV Hemispheric Conference in Panama City

The IV Hemispheric Conference on Competitiveness, Innovation, and Logistics was held in Panama City, Panama, from April 1 to April 3, 2019. It was organized by the Panama Maritime Authority and the Organization of American States (OAS). The conference provides government and industry an opportunity to discuss comprehensive port management, regional connectivity, multimodal logistics, automation … Read more

CT Strategies Showcases Emerging Technology, Provides Keynote Remarks at WCO IT Conference in Lima

The World Customs Organization (WCO) Information Technology Conference was held in Lima, Peru from June 6th-8th. The conference is an opportunity for the 182 WCO members to gather and discuss information technology issues affecting Customs administrations today. The series of conferences, which began in 2002, has been lauded as a success by Customs officials who are … Read more