IT is common knowledge that deepening concern about terrorism following the September 11 attacks has led to tighter security in the civil aviation industry, but there have also been important implications for the shipping sector. Keith Nuthall reports.

GET experts to talk about maritime security and expect a long lecture. It is not just a case of battening down the hatches; there is much to worry about, from concealed bombs in cargo and to infiltration by criminal stowaways. And that is just the ships, security at ports needs to be ...

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