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Transportation Security

The security challenges facing the Ports, Maritime and Transportation sectors are some of the most diverse in any sector as they relate to the types of threats that are present and the scale of the sector.

The movement of passengers and cargo by road and rail has been one of the most frequently targeted sectors for both terrorists and organized crime. The sheer scale of the sector can be seen from the forecast that by 2013 the global road and rail industry will be worth over $2,600 billion. In the US alone over 14 million people use transit systems every day. There are over 2000 large ports worldwide and over 18 million containers in circulation. In 2009 the cruise ship sector carried over 17 million passengers