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Port and Cargo Security

It is the mission and responsibility of this Office to develop, coordinate and oversee Agency matters related to security of the Marine Transportation System (MTS). This incorporates all issues relating to security policy, plans, operations, compliance, research, development, and exercises.

  • Global Maritime Situational Awareness
    • Cargoes
    • Vessels
    • Infrastructure
    • People
  • Data Support to analyze the Marine Transportation System
  • Maritime Warning Program for U.S.-flag vessels
  • Expertise for maritime security training, exercises, and operations
  • International Standards and best business practices

Helpful Links

CIA World Fact Book

Great Lakes Seaway

Military Sealift Command

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

National Strategy for Maritime Security

Office of Naval Intelligence

Overseas Security Council Advisory

Panama Canal

Port Security Act

Transportation Worker Identification Credential (Deployment)

Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TSA)

United Nations Commodity Trade Statistics Database

U.S. Coast Guard Home Port

USA Trade Online – Census Bureau Trade Data

World Shipping Council