US Inspection Plan May Affect Smooth Supply Chain Flow, Says MIMA

from bernama.com.my

The US plan to scan all containers at ports outside the US destined into the country will result in more bottlenecks along the maritime supply chain without guaranteeing to make it any safer.

“The ensuing delay in processing ships and cargo as a result of the stringent checks would be anathema to the essence of speed and efficiency as expounded by modern supply chain management,” said Maritime Institute of Malaysia (MIMA) research fellow, Nazery Khalid.

He said this in his talk on “The Economic Impact of Attacks on Ports” at a conference in Mississippi State University in the US today.

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