Modes of Transportation.
Cargo is shipped and/or received by an
installation in one or more modes of transportation.
The modes are:
aircraft, railroad, truck, or ship. Each mode has security problems peculiar
only to that mode; therefore, security needs must be evaluated on an
individual basis. Evaluation should include the type of threat, criticality,
Types of Shipment.
The modes of transportation are broken down into
the types of shipment. These types include the following:
This is cargo containing material classified in the
interest of national defense.
Cargo that is
combination of these is hazardous.
c. General cargo.
describes cargo that is not
d. Combination of classified, hazardous, and general.
e. Protected cargo.
further broken down into
Items that have ready use during civil disturbances
by criminal elements. If in the hands of militants or revolutionary groups
this cargo presents a definite threat to public safety.
Examples of such
Items vulnerable and having a ready sale potential
in illicit markets are in this category.
These items include alcoholic
beverages, radios, etc.
Items requiring added control and security in
accordance with published regulations and statutes.
Examples are money,
precious metal alloys, and drug abuse control items.
Degrees of Cargo Control.
There are three degrees of cargo control:
This is provided for all cargo.
Provided for high-value cargo with a ready resale, medium
control may also be given to other cargo as designated.
and ammunition, and other materials requiring strict control.
Analysis of Security Needs. If adequate cargo security is to be provided,
physical security personnel must consider several elements. They must