Maritime Security Measures and the Container Security Initiative (CSI)

  • Xufan ZhangEmail author
  • Michael Roe


This chapter begins by introducing the background to implementation of maritime security regimes. Various risk factors and the potential vulnerability posed in global supply chains are identified and discussed. With the growing concern about seaborne trade safety and security, compulsory and voluntary frameworks have been introduced at international, supranational, national and regional level. These frameworks and measures are in relation to the relevant regulatory body. This chapter provides a comprehensive description of the Container Security Initiative (CSI), including its background, regulatory body, strategic goals and elements, criteria for membership and implementation during different phases. Its controversial benefits and negativity are discussed critically, particularly focusing on the aspects of financing, operational efficiency and trade facilitation.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of LogisticsBeijing WuZi UniversityBeijingChina
  2. 2.Graduate School of ManagementPlymouth UniversityPlymouthUK

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