0 Introduction With over 90% of world trade channeled through ports, efficient and effective port operations management is a critical requirement to maintain strong customer relations and port reputation. Seaports are vital for European trade and transport; competitiveness increasingly depends on an efficient and cost effective transport and port system. Ports are important centres of regional economic and social development and act as essential interface between seaborne and inland transport modes. Seaport need to operate efficiently and be properly structured in order to support an increase in trade and Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by linking countries. However, seaports around the world face many modern operational challenges and to ensure the highest level of service, ports require intensive port operational planning and set procedures. In addition, ports require intricate risk management functions to ensure that accidents are avoided, and if they do happen, the proper response is available.


2.0 PORT TECHNOLOGY Day by day, the challenges seaport facing is increasing because of globalization, it faced with the challenges to meet the growing demand and cope with technological changes on port investments and social relations, port competitive become more aggressive. Every day there are a lot of transshipment, loading or unloading, import and export; hence, to locate selected container in a short time is essential and difficult. Therefore, it become an issue to seaport to detect containers inside the port stacked with plenty containers. Besides, shipping lines are mainly concerned with the waiting time and berthing time of the ships at the port. There are machine constraints, position constraints and also ship constraints in the port. In order to manage or allow seaport operates in a systematic and smooth condition, we need few systems to support us to manage and also minimize constraints in a seaport. There are three issues that always happened in seaport but can be fixed by using some technology tools. a). Inventory control b). Downtime reduction c). Security


ISSUES 1: INVENTORY CONTROL Seaport need to manage their inventory to prevent bad things happen. Inventory is different for each seaport because it depends on the business partner or customers that the seaport. There can be steel, forestry products, metals, rubber, machinery appliances and etc. Therefore, all of these inventory need to be control and well-managed. Not only to locate in a very short time but also able to manage or full utilize the space and man power resources. By using limited space and manage to stacked properly to prevent waste of time to lift containers up and down. It is almost impossible to find selected containers in a very short time in a port that full of stacked containers without a proper system. These systems need to be reacting to real-time inventory, flexible and easy to handle. With a systematic planning, space can be fully utilize and prevent waste. Below are some management systems that support seaport to operate in a better environment and improve services. 2.1 CONTAINER TERMINAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (CTMS) What is CTMS? It is application software for operating a modern container terminal serving international shipping lines. CTMS running strategic operations with real time inventory management, flexible workflow tools; it gives complete visibility and control of all cargo. In the seaport, visibility of container is essential, seaport operator must able to search selected container when it is needed for clients. (http://www.portek.com/index.html). In a really packed and containers stacked seaport, CTMS would help much. Clients of the terminal can easily access into by Internet Technology and exchange data files through EDI messaging, so it is not only convenience for operator to do their job but also function as an information system for clients of the port.


2.1.1 Modules in CTMS CTMS have two major modules, one is container module and another is In-yard operations module. Container module need to handle export containers, import container, empty container, reefer container handling; while In-yard operation module need to handle packing or un-packing, in-yard movement and yard planning. It is a wide area of management, so there are some systems to support CTMS; it¶s including Yard Planning and Control System, Vessel Planning System, Yard Operation System, Container Truck Distribution System, Rail Planning Module, EDI module, and DGPS Container positioning. (http://www.mes.co.jp/ctms/index.html). One of the modules is container yard planning, it can improve the efficiency of terminal handling system. Yard stock is a special place which is used to store container in container terminal. Container yard planner should full utilize the space in seaport; therefore they should decide which block and which slot have to be selected for an import or export container to be stored. It needs to pay more attention in scheduling and optimization of container yards¶ equipment resources. (Yu.L.L et al, 2010). Vessel Planning System (VPS) support vessel planning in container terminals using Graphic User Interface (GUI). It can create ready-to-execute container discharge or loading lists based on the vessel profile and also manifest plus transfer containers from inventory to loading and vice versa. (http://www.mes.co.jp/ctms/index.html). It provide graphical of the ship layout from the top, port side and bow. There are several function, it comprise gravity calculation & heal angle simulation, develops operation schedule, develop discharge & load plans and etc.


Rail Planning Module manages all rail receipt and delivery of containers operations, which mean from maintaining rail wagon information to loading containers onto a train. It can reach some place that RTG cannot. RPM can ensure all containers reach to the right destination on the right time. (http://www.central-systems.co.uk/rail-planningmodule.html). 2.1.2 Function In berth planning, CTMS auto positioning of quay cranes for vessel arrival and departures, and it automatic allocate berths to vessels based on vessel priorities, berth characteristics and berth constraints. If there is any notification, it wills changes via SMS and email alerts. This is fast and efficient because operator can get the latest information and do their job. In ship planning, CTMS support Edifact EDI for Bayplie and Movins. It do provide auto slotting, this will be easier amendments. As we mention up there, CTMS improve yard planning can facilitate planning at macro and micro level for all types of containers. To reduce yard congestion, it can check for vessel separations and allow planning current and future in-coming vessels. It provides real-time container load, discharge events and yard inventory. It is very important for operator to solve problem once it appear in the port. They need to respond immediately before bigger damage. Because of the mobile devices is installed in RTGs, primemovers and quay cranes, any instructions of ship and yard operations will be dispatch to mobile devices. CTMS is highly accurate and reliable in container number recognition. (http://www.jp.com.sg/JurongPort/). These will make operators work become much easier and efficient.


it improve Jurong port operations efficiency and productivity. 2. After that. it becomes leaps and bounds since their first introduction in the late 1980s. The data will be sending to rover GPS by fixed base station. PDS controller interfaces to crane signals and encoder position and calculates the final position of container. Then.com/portit. On the other hand. GPS is a U. so that better accuracy on the rover is achieved. 6 . It can provide accurate location and time information for people. and timing services. Tier or height of container stack will be derived from digital encoder. PDS originally based on Global Positioning System (GPS) technology. Operators need Digital Yard Map to confirm the actual location data. The ability of PDS to accurately capture the placement and movement of containers in the seaport is very important. Its Container Terminal started operations in mid-2001.html). PDS controller will send the actual location data to CTMS for database update via onboard Radio Data Terminal. and won the ³Best Emerging Container Terminal OperatorAsia´ Award at the renowned Asian Freight and Supply Chain Awards (AFSCA).2 POSITIONING DETECTION SYSTEM (PDS) What is Positioning Detection System (PDS)? PDS allows automatic and accurate acquisition container locations during loading and unloading. navigation.portek. PDS captures location of container automatically during loading and unloading by Rubber Tyred Gantry (RTG) cranes.S space-based radio navigation system that provides reliable positioning. it will update location in the Container Terminal Management System (CTMS).Jurong port is now using Container Terminal Management System (CTMS). Gantry and hoist encoders will backup positional data in case DGPS fails to upload. (http://www.

com). there is an inconvenience with crane management system (CMS) which it is a 7 .It is extremely hard to detect the container while they are in densely stacked. is a seaport and rail industries provider by providing a fully automated. the largest U. Issue 2: Downtime reduction In the seaport. If the port is using the older equipment like older crane which the operating speed is slow.ssamarine. the equipment they use in port is outdated drive and control system which can also cause the downtime reduction issue. normally the crane is driven by an operator who will sits in a cabin to control the crane. In addition. downtime reduction issue is occurred because of the port technology they use are older aging equipment. waste of repair time also can be one of the factors in the downtime reduction issue. inyard container Position Detection System (PDS). ContainerTrac. In spring 2008. PDS overcome the technical challenges of heavy metal. it will waste a lot of time in handling the movement of container. SSA Marine is subsidiary of Carrix. (www. SSA Terminal agrees to install Position Detection System (PDS) at SSA Terminals¶ Port of Oakland International Container Terminal (OICT) from ContainerTrac. densely packed container environment and also improve overall homeland security. For example.S owned. For example. If the older crane is break down. This type of crane will waste the time if compare to the crane that operate in real time basis by using the wireless Lan. and the largest privately held container terminal operator and cargo handling company in the world. it will increase the downtime and affect the operation performance. Besides. cell-level accurate.

In order to prevent this issue occur in seaport. 2. It can also because of the spare parts there use in the older crane may be out of stock because of the manufacturer would not produce this aging crane of spare parts anymore. they can decide to use these advanced technology such as Remote crane management system (RCMS) and Radio data system (RDS). troubleshooting and picking the correct spares from the workshop if required. For example. By this way. it will occur a downtime reduction issue in the seaport. the operator need to prefer the latest technology which can help them get the well operation performance and increase the productivity in the seaport operation. the operator have to contact the maintenance engineer who will then make his way to the crane and logs on to the CMS in order to check on the fault.3 Remote Crane Management System (RCMS) Crane Overview Rcms Main Screen for RTG 8 .stand-alone application that runs on a particular crane. It will waste a lot of time on getting up the crane. If there is occur a fault detect on the crane.

In order to prevent the downtime reduction issue occur in seaport. the maintenance engineer can through his workstation PC view status of all the cranes via on a real-time basis. they will sit in the air-conditioner room to control all the cranes instead of sitting in the crane¶s cabin room. Network connectivity to the RCMS can be achieved via optical fiber for cable reel fed cranes. For the crane operator. Once a fault is detected. labour costs and may be will solve the downtime reduction problem in the seaport. there has a central location whereby all the CMSs from all the cranes are linked back to the maintenance office via wireless LAN. in trying to control and monitor several cranes at one go. By this way. Lastly. remote crane management system (RCMS) will help us to save considerable time. Remote Crane Management Systems (RCMS) consist of a single viewer with a global data base capability that installed at a remote location capable of monitoring multiple cranes. 9 . So. or by radio frequency (RF) wireless connectivity for cranes without a cable reel or those fed by an underground collector bar or diesel engine powered cranes. he is informed immediately and will then log on into the CMS via Wireless LAN and does the troubleshooting and prepares the parts for repair. there is a need to improve crane availability and lower the maintenance cost by installing the Remote crane management system (RCMS) in the seaport.

reach stackers and prime movers. station identification and program information (www. For the Wireless Radio Data System. There are several benefits after implement the Radio Data System (RDS) in the port. The mobile terminals are either handheld or vehicle-mounted for quay cranes.wikipedia.4 Radio Data System (RDS) Radio Data System is a communications protocol standard for embedding small amounts of digital information in conventional FM radio broadcasts. a Radio Data system (RDS) comprises a wireless network infrastructure and mobile computers.com). prime movers. Each mobile terminal is able to communicate wirelessly with the CTMS back in the main office and task allocation and transactions are executed on a real-time basis. rubber-tyred gantry cranes. The wireless LAN network consists of a group of outdoor Access Points strategically located within the port area to provide radio coverage for the mobile terminals. One of the features of Radio Data System (RDS) is the data can instantly update upon collection. For 10 . It means that it will communicate and interact with CTMS in a real-time manner in order the container information can be updated instantly at the point of loading or unloading.2. Typically. it is an extension of the Container Terminal Management System (CTMS) in providing the mobile workers and container handling equipment like quay cranes. rubber-tyred gantry cranes. There are several types of information transmitted from the RDS system standardizes which including the time.

After the terrorist attack. Besides that. it also can increase efficiency at yard and gate operation and reduce paperwork. OCR can function well and increase the system efficiency and handling capacity in seaport. So. seaports are using some technologies to make sure every container had a proper check when loading and unloading at the seaport due to the safety issue. The OCR part concerns document scanning. document capture and data capture. the overall improvement after use the RDS are in the customer service. 2. Lastly.5 Optical Character Recognition (OCR) The OCR part concerns document scanning. it can improve vessel turn-around time and container movement handling by using the RDS. Issue 3: Security Seaport security play an important role in secures the property of consumers and protect the human lives. 11 . the remote crane management system (RCMS) and radio data system (RDS) can be chosen by the port authority in order there can enhance the operation performance and reduce the downtime problem in the seaport. Seaports which competing to each other is try to increase their efficiency by balance between security and ability of flow commerce. document capture and data capture. Besides that. operator productivity and competitiveness.example. security also vital in building the reputation and confidence among public by using water carrier as their transportation mode.

2003). 2001. such as Gamma/X-Ray and RF tags. OCR tracking will be necessary to ensure that containers do not bypass pre-defined checkpoints in the terminal process. The integration of OCR with other system can enhance the ability to detect nuclear or radiological material in a cargo container (Elovic. and often on container handling equipment (Orphan. 2003). et al). out-gate exits. 12 . container & chassis numbers. System applications implementing OCR together with other screening and security technologies. OCR cameras capture truck license plate. 2003). et al). Cameras are typically placed at security gate entrances. This is due to the fact that OCR provides real-time direct identification of the container and can thus acknowledge release of a container through a given point or alert the system if a container attempts to slip through the process prior to completion of any supplementary security check (Elovic. Video cameras scan the cargo container from several directions to image the container identification number which is automatically ³read´ using OCR software. Seaport officers can scan all inbound export containers as part of the terminal¶s normal operations without impeding traffic. container terminals and ports worldwide have assumed new responsibility and accountability for the tracking and handling of containers.OCR captures a photo image as the truck moves through the gate lane (no stops) and then validates against the terminal database. OCR systems at terminals around the world currently identify millions of containers and vehicles annually. Following the events of September 11. and that the information it provides will help Customs authorities identify high-risk containers for further inspection (Orphan. in-gate entrances. and others can provide accurate real-time accounting of incoming and outgoing containers and carrier inventories in container ports (Elovic.

access points. Surveillance including the use of digital video to monitor stations. and gantry cranes to ensure container integrity while tracking and documenting container movement and storage. land transport vehicles. multiple purposes 13 . storage. Port authorities were looking for a way to enhance their monitoring and surveillance capabilities. and public spaces are among seaports¶ most pressing priorities. Local. video surveillance provides many advantages over traditional CCTV systems including: y y y Ease of retrieval. state and federal law enforcement are challenged at every turn with issues related to criminal. An important priority for seaports is therefore to ensure the security of containers.6 Security and Surveillance System Security monitoring and collaboration are large challenges to the seaports today. and archiving Improved system scalability One camera. environmental and accidental hazards. the authorities were also keen on improving operational alertness. The existing manual security system with guards patrolling the port had a number of limitations.2. Shippers may detect the containers by using Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) only or combined with global positioning systems (GPS) on ships. Besides that. weather. While upgrading security was an important objective. terrorist. natural disaster.

1 International Trade International trade can be defined as the exchange of goods and services across international boundaries. International trade can be conducted by individuals. globalization. Previously. regardless of where they are located. trading involved only goods that were not available in one¶ own country. Therefore. The economic. New Zealand and Indonesia. International trade provides more choices in terms of goods and services for people. 3. International trade has caused the evolvement of industrialization. and various organizations. International trade has been practiced for hundreds of years.0 World Politic & the Effect to International Trade 3. multinational corporations and outsourcing. For instance.3. while Indonesia supplies New Zealand with herbs and spices. engage in International trade. 14 . who live in New Zealand. which are abundant in Indonesia. governments. Trading involves buying and selling goods and services. the Maori. do not have herbs and spices.2 World Politics and Effect to International Trade The wealth of a country is gained though trading transactions between countries. non-profit organizations. New Zealand sells livestock to Indonesia. firms. and political significance of international trade has increased in recent years. International trade currently represents a significant share of a country¶s GDP. social. advanced transportation. and undertaking international trade means that buying and selling activities are done between country and across national borders.

International trade and investment is a means for a country to stimulate its economic growth and development. when accompanied by matching domestic policies. more new rubber estates are set up to cater to this demand. brought new investment and growth.3 Decline in the share of world output and world export. dominance in export markets has waned as Japan. and a number of newly industrialized countries such as South Korea and China have taken a 15 .As with international business.S. Over the past 30 year. the U. improves living standards and helps countries achieve their social and developmental objectives. International trade has encouraged the opening of new markets. For example. particularly for developing countries. Therefore. Kumpulan Guthrie Bhd bought over many small rubber estates in order to integrate them into huge rubber plantations to fulfill the demand for Malaysian rubber. can ensure that international trade helps to create jobs. position as the world¶s leading exporter was threatened. For example. It becomes the catalyst for the international trades to take place all over the world. If the world politic is encourage trade liberalization between nations. international trade creates job opportunities. the participation of China in global trade has boosted its economic growth and turned the country into the most rapidly emerging market. there is a high demand for Malaysian rubber. 3. U. more rubber estates and more people are needed to increase the production of latex to be turned into raw rubber.S. Germany. In order to fulfill this demand. The market access opportunities that international trade can provide. and has improved standards of living in certain countries. exposed domestic firms to international practices. For example. By the end of the 1980¶s. leads to enhanced levels of growth.

South Korea. In case. President Barack Obama provided a progress report on the National Export Initiative (NEI).larger share of world exports. the U. Most forecasts now predict a rapid rise in the share of world output accounted for by developing nations such as China. which shows that the President¶s goal of doubling exports and supporting several million new jobs over five years is on track. and the United States. Japan. Japan.000 jobs. helping to support nearly 110. while the economy of India will approach that of Germany. share of world export of goods and services had slipped to 9. If current trends continue. During the 1960¶s. India. Mexico. As emerging economies such as China. and Brazil continue to grow. India. the Export-Import Bank has more than doubled its loans to support American exporters from the same period last year. and that export in the first four months of 2010 grew almost 17 percent from the same period last year. it could soon overtake the United States as the world¶s largest economy and largest exporter. If China¶s rapid rise continues. France. Indonesia. and the fast-rising economic power. In United States. China.3 percent by 2008. ahead of Germany. Despite the fall. the United States still remained the world¶s largest exporter. Thailand. April 2009.S. a further relative decline in the share of world output and world exports accounted for by the United States and other long-establish developed nations seem likely. and a commensurate decline in the share enjoyed by rich industrialized countries such as Great Britain. Germany. NEI¶s objective is improved advocacy effort on efforts on 16 . But as the sources from IMF. however. World Economic Outlook. and Brazil. the Chinese economy could ultimately be largest than that of the United States on a purchasing power parity basis. One of the objectives of NEI is increased access to export financing. Second. the United State routinely accounted for 20 percent of world export of manufactured goods.

In June 2010. which includes a group of business and labor leaders who will offer advice on how to promote U. that was have a achievement of the five-year objective depends upon policies and funding to support strengthened intermodal connections and improved freight mobility. the United States agreed with Russia to reopen the Russian market to U. improve the condition of the country¶s highways.) Executive Director Bill Wyatt. companies and American-made products go global. jobs.S. bridges. For instance. According to Port of Portland (Ore. and growth. Another. U.S. railroads. U. vessel navigation and marine terminal infrastructure.S.8 billion tons of cargo annually. Contrarily. NEI¶s objective is enforcement of trade rules and international promotion of policies leading to strong. These steps are worth more than $1 billion. The Department of Commerce has coordinated 18 trade mission with over 160 companies participating in 24 countries. To meet the challenge of President Obama¶s national goal for doubling export. 17 . the United States reached an agreement with China to reopen the China market to U. Another. exporters. NEI reinforced efforts to remove barriers to trade. In short. Otherwise. In March 2010.S export. a trade activity helps the port create and sustain high-paying jobs through public-private partnership and generate billions of dollars in business income and spending annually. President Barack Obama also announce that he has appointed members of the President¶s Export Council.behalf of U. ports are the gateways for the import and export of 7.S ports play an important role in helping U.S.S. poultry exports. and in reforming policies that currently under prioritize funding and tax incentives for enhancing freight infrastructure is a way to achieve the President Obama¶s national goal.S. pork and pork products. In U. sustainable and balanced economic growth. export is relying on policies achieved by government.

However. President Obama announced impose a 35 percent tariff on automobile and light-truck tires imported from China. because the tariffs increase government revenues. During the 1920s and 30s many of the world¶s nation-states erected formidable barriers to international trade and foreign direct investment. Under that safeguard provision. International trade occurs when a firm exports good and service to consumers in another country. because the tariff afford them some protection against foreign competitors by increasing the cost of imported foreign goods. and capital. The government gains. an independent government agency.4 Barrier of free flow of goods. The important thing to understand about an import tariff is who suffers and who gains. The typical aim of such tariffs was to protect domestic industries from foreign competition by raising the price of imported goods. The International Trade Commission had already determined that Chinese tire imports were disrupting the $1. 18 .3.7 billion market and recommended that the president impose the new tariffs. Domestic producers gains. Members of the commission. Foreign direct investment occurs when a firm invests resources in business activities outside its home country. American companies or workers harmed by imports from China can ask the government for protection simply by demonstrating that American producers have suffered a ³market disruption´ or a ³surge´ in imports from China. voted 4-2 on June 29 to recommend that President Obama impose tariffs on Chinese tires for three years. service. Many of the barriers to international trade took the form of high tariffs on imports of manufactured good. In United States. consumer lose cause by they must pay more for certain imports.

The tariffs would make them more expensive. Tires imported from China are usually low-end models. 26.5 Use of antidumping law In the context of international trade.American imports of Chinese tires tripled between 2004 and 2008. It comes on top of a regular 4 percent tariff.7 percent. 3.7 percent. The tariff is to take effect on Sept. and China¶s share of the American market grew to 16. Four American tire factories closed in 2006 and 2007. Chinese imports sometimes sell for half that. United States. which aims to slow China¶s rapid export growth and protect American jobs in the tire sector. The tariff will be reduced to 30 percent in the second year and 25 percent in the third year. the top exporter. would impose an additional tariff of 35 percent for one year. While American-made. which already imposes a 4 percent tariff on Chinese tires. name-brand tires can easily run to more than $100 apiece. and several more are set to close this year. Some dumping may be the result of 19 . arguing that they will not preserve American jobs but will instead cause manufacturers to relocate plants to other countries where they can produce tires cheaply. Three-year tariff approved in September by President Obama. from 4. Dumping is viewed as a method by which firms unload excess production in foreign markets. The Tire Industry Association has opposed the tariffs. dumping is variously defined as selling goods in a foreign market at below their cost of production. and China. the world¶s biggest importer. including a 35 percent additional charge in the first year. President Obama ordered the higher tire tariffs for three years. It is the latest in a string of trade battles over subjects ranging from steel and song downloads to patents and poultry between the United States. according to the United States Trade Representative.

Under the World Trade Organization (WTO) Agreement. Antidumping policies are designed to punish foreign firms that engage in dumping. Therefore. decline in profitability. However. there is nothing inherently illegal or immoral about the practice of dumping. with producers using substantial profits from their home market to subsidize prices in a foreign market with a view to driving indigenous competitors out of that market. Thus. 20 . In short. allows countries the option of taking action against dumping. WTO allow countries to act in a way that would normally break the GATT principles of binding a tariff and not discriminating between trading partners²typically anti-dumping action means charging extra import duty on the particular product from the particular exporting country in order to bring its price closer to the ³normal value´ or to remove the injury to domestic industry in the importing country. the threat of antidumping action limits the ability to use aggressive pricing to gain market share in a country. However. While permitted by WTO. dumping will threatens to domestic industries.predatory behavior. Therefore. dumping is condemned if t cause or threatens to cause material injury to a domestic industry in the importing country. from the point of view of anti-dumping practices. leads to job losses. It is also not uncommon that the export prices are lower than the domestic prices. antidumping is intended to discourage importation and sale of foreign-made goods at prices substantially below domestic prices for the same items. Dumping also recognized that price discrimination in form of dumping is a common international commercial practice. The ultimate objective is to protect domestic producers from unfair foreign competition. and decrease in market share and so on. many governments take actions against dumping in order to defend their domestic industries.

This method is only for smuggled goods. 4. 2. trucks. etc.0 Smuggling and etc 4. The concealment of goods in unlikely places on ships or cars." These "mules" walk across an isolated region of the Mexico-U. It can avoid border checks. border with backpacks full of illegal narcotics. private airplanes.It is an illegal transport across state or national boundaries of goods or persons liable to customs or to prohibition. such as by small ships. g.1 Methods of smuggling 1.g: drug. smuggling tunnels and even small submersibles. Undetected running of cargoes across frontiers E. Smuggling has been carried on in nearly all nations and has occasionally been adopted as an instrument of national policy. firearms & cigarette). and human "mules. or the goods hidden in luggage. in baggage or cargo.1. in or under clothes. Submitting to border checks with the goods or people hidden in a vehicle or between (other) merchandise. inside the body. 21 . or on the person.1 Smuggle Act of importing and exporting secretly and illegally to avoid paying duties or to evade enforcement of laws (e. through overland smuggling routes. smugglers move illegal narcotics from Mexico into remote areas of the Southwest United States using airplanes.4. The smuggling vessel of choice is the go-fast boat.S.

in baggage or cargo. Distortion of market price Goods which are smuggled into the country are often sold a lot cheaper than goods brought onto market through the right procedures. Goods and people are also smuggled across seas hidden in containers and overland hidden in cars. For illegally passing a border oneself.g. smuggler may hide illegal narcotics in unlikely places on ships or cars. another method is with a false passport (completely fake. Smuggling therefore deprives traders of free competition. Some drug couriers swallow containers of narcotics to avoid detection of the drugs if searched. and trains. or on a person. 3. Loss of revenues Smuggling is an act of tax evasion which deprives government of revenue for public expenditure. or illegally changed. E. 4. 22 .1. trucks.2 Effect of smuggling 1.Many smugglers fly on regularly scheduled airlines. or the passport of a lookalike). 2.

As a result. skilled and unskilled personnel remain jobless.1. Smuggling under-cuts prices of the locally manufactured goods thus destroying the market for local products. Unemployment When there is unfair competition in the market.3 Type of Smuggling 1. compounded by the collapsing of industries. the arrested smuggler will face no less than 5 years imprisonment. a huge amount financial fine like 2 million or more (for drug) or either both together. 5. For such cases like smuggle drug or alcohol in huge number. illegal drug trafficking such as the smuggling of weapons 23 . 4. 4. the labor market (employment base) is eroded. Jail or amercement The smuggler who smuggle the illegal goods will getting high risk to go in jail or be fine to pay a big amount of money as penalty. Many professionals.3. Goods Enterprising merchants attempt to supply demand for a good or service that is illegal or heavily taxed. Collapse of local industries A country achieves better economic growth by developing its own industrial base. This leads to collapse of local industries.

a smuggler might purchase a large quantity of cigarettes in a place with low taxes and smuggle them into a place with higher taxes. as well as the extremely dark side. people-trafficking. smugglers are able to impose a significant price premium on smuggled goods. the smuggling of people across national borders has become a lucrative extra-legal activity. alcohol and tobacco are widespread. or forced into it. For example. People smuggling Many first-world countries have struggled to contain a rising influx of immigrants. Profits also derive from avoiding taxes or levies on imported goods. isolation. and the involuntary trafficking of people. Generally. as well as the historical staples of smuggling. the trafficking victim is coerced in some way. The profits involved in smuggling goods appear to be extensive. As the smuggler faces significant risk of civil and criminal penalties if caught with contraband. Traffickers use coercive tactics including deception. Sometime. their illegal 24 . fraud. After their arrival in the destination country. the travelling conditions are inhumane: the migrants are overcrowded in trucks or boats and fatal accidents occur frequently. physical threats and use of force. where they can be sold at a far higher margin than would otherwise be possible. With regard to people smuggling. intimidation. Poverty is one of the reasons behind child trafficking and some children are smuggled with their parents' consent. 2. especially of women who may be enslaved typically as sex trafficking and children. lured by false promises.(illegal arms trade). Victims do not agree to be trafficked but they are tricked. debt bondage or even force-feeding drugs to control their victims. Smuggled children were in danger of being sexually abused or even killed. a distinction can be made between people smuggling as a service to those wanting to illegally migrate.

3. Feb 19 2010 Smuggled cigarettes accounted for half of the total amount sold in Bulgaria. The change has not taken effect for most brands yet because the quantities with the old excise 25 . which rose from 53 euro for 1000 cigarettes to 76 euro for 1000 cigarettes in January. 4. citing unnamed sources in the tobacco industry.1. Smuggled cigarettes inundate Bulgarian market Fri.status puts them at the mercy of their smugglers. Bulgarian masscirculation daily 24 Chassa has claimed. The smuggling was cost Bulgaria about 600 million leva in lost revenue from unpaid excise duties every year. which often force the migrants to work for years in the illegal labour market to pay off the debts incurred as a result of their transportation. The species been smuggle is normally pangolin. The CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) regulates the movement of endangered wildlife across political borders. ivory and etc. Wildlife Wildlife smuggling results from the demand for exotic species and the lucrative nature of the trade. turtle eggs.4 CURRENT ISSUE a). The daily quoted unnamed industry sources saying that the increase in the cigarette smuggling was caused by the increase in the excise duty.

one of the main smuggling routes passed through the port of Mersin in southern Turkey. some Bulgarian producers dabbled in it themselves. heavy fines would be imposed. is expected to rise from 3. In US. when excise duties declined by 12 per cent.stamp have not been exhausted. Although Bulgarian cigarette-makers have often complained about the Government's inaction in stopping smuggling. from where the cigarettes were brought back into Bulgaria in containers by sea using false papers and with bribes to the ship's crew.60 leva. started a check of all warehouses to investigate possible discrepancies and should any be found. but according to Finance Minister Simeon Dyankov. The most popular domestic brand. would continue. The higher price of cigarette in market place in a country will cause contraband cigarette smugglers drawn by the ongoing demand for cheaper contraband cigarettes here. but the higher prices were expected to hit the market in March. Bulgarian authorities seized a container with about 10 million Bulgarian cigarettes on February 16. while those sold in shops here can cost about $10. The newspaper forecast that the trend recorded in December 2009 and January 2010. the borders with Serbia and Turkey saw the highest amount of smuggling. but because of further increase in smuggling. which collects the excise duties. 26 .60 leva to 4. customs and police officers. though not because Bulgarians quit smoking. According to the daily. Over land. the contraband cigarettes go for about $5. Victory. Bulgaria's Customs Agency. which were legally exported and were then to be smuggled back into the country through the port of Varna.

So. and reliable officials throughout the supply chain. the Malaysian government is not pleased. to the Malaysian ports of Tanjung Pelepas or Danga Bay.b). If corruption is as rife as it appears to be within Malaysia. Sand Smuggle In June. And Indonesia. and unloaded their cargo. presented freshly forged paperwork. this maybe the major point that made the smuggling of sand happen because there have a high demand from Singapore and it brought a high profit to the smuggler. the sand vendors have all been able to provide valid documented evidences of clearance from the source countries but this oversight depends on reliable paperwork. Once the sand was extracted. the documents are not worth the paper they're printed on.. From the newspaper 2007. a vast and sprawling archipelago of 27 . Singapore's addiction requires far more sand than one country can provide. The barges never made it to the claimed destination.5 million in tax revenues. however. smuggle making smugglers a cool profit of $77. Understandably. To date. The shortest route to the destination. Although the black market Malaysian trade appears to be thriving. having been deprived of $11. the Singaporean government flatly denies that it condones the import of illegal sand.. the barges sailed downriver to the MalaysiaSingapore border and passed through customs. The company had won a transport license by claiming it was shipping extracted sand internally. For its part.8 million.. The paper's reporters followed a Malaysian dredging company working on the Johor River. The documentation provided by the sand suppliers is authentic and accurate. about 50 miles inland from the Singapore Strait. an investigation by the Malaysian newspaper the Star blew the lid off the sand smuggling trade. They simply stopped at the Singaporean jetty of Pulau Punggol Timur. took ships through Singaporean waters.

there's simply no getting around the fact that Singapore's land mass has grown by leaps and bounds. And yet Singaporean officials still profess ignorance. Beyond the enormous variance in official import-export figures.more than 17. and is reported as a stowaway by the master to the appropriate authorities. 28 .000 islands (the nearest of which to Singapore lies about six miles to the southeast). So the landfill is certainly coming from somewhere. going so far as to wipe some places entirely off the map. They can return to Singapore safely within a matter of hours and. using forged documents. they've managed to escape the repercussions for a willing complicity in this trade by feigning surprise at bogus paperwork. 4. the trade is making all players happy and rich. All any would-be thief has to do is pick a remote spot where large and loud dredging equipment won't be easily spotted and work quickly under the cover of darkness. unload the cargo. without the consent of the ship owner or the master or any other responsible person and who is detected on board the ship after it has departed from a port. Many of Indonesia's islands that lie within easy reach of Singapore have few or no inhabitants and Singapore has taken advantage of this geography. or in cargo which is subsequently loaded on the ship. For the time being. or in the cargo while unloading it in the port of arrival. has jumped headlong into the breach. Thus far.2 Stowaway Stowaway is person who is secreted on a ship.

Stowaway is strongly related with logistic industry. the inter-personal problems must be resolved by the master. immigrants and asylum seekers. the crew and the stowaways on board -The increasing problems faced by masters and shipowners when attempting to disembark stowaways are: ‡ the growing problem of refugees. The stowaway is mostly occur via air and sea transport. This is because it cannot happen without the support of transportation. without the consent of the ship owner or the master or any other responsible person. or in cargo which is subsequently loaded on the ship. 4. 29 .Attempted stowaway is a person who is secreted on a ship. y legal problems -have to be dealt with by the authorities and ship owners through international cooperation. the crew and the stowaways. and who is detected on board the ship before it has departed from the port. ‡ the tightening of regulations by governments to reduce the number of illegal immigrants.1 Stowaway Issues: y inter-personal problems.2. especially for the master. ‡ the fines and costs imposed on masters and/or shipowners by some authorities when entering port with a stowaway onboard. ‡ the lack of identity documents of stowaways ‡ the lack of internationally agreed regulations.

most illegal immigrants usually do not intend to make their presence known to the authorities. Illegal immigrants In contrast. These stowaways tend to be impulsive and often have no papers.2 Type of stowaway 1.e. 4. 4. 3. civil unrest. Economic migrants Other migrants may simply be moving in an attempt to obtain a better standard of living.y financial problems for ship owners and States¶ authorities in ports of call (i. 2. Criminals They maybe violent and uncooperative and may involved in drug transportation andother illegal activities. or political or religious persecution.2. Refugees Refugees will be attempting to escape war. 30 . hoping to enter a country undetected. costs of maintenance and repatriation of a stowaway and/or fines) y the number and/or behaviour of stowaways may endanger the safety of the crew and /or the ship.

international instruments stipulating international human rights which might be applicable to certain categories of stowaways. Risk of imprisonment - as it is illegal in most jurisdictions to embark on aircraft. however. 4. boats or trains as stowaways. Dangerous - It can also carry serious legal repercussions if the stowaway is caught.3 Risk of stowaway: 1. for example. The stowaway has the human right below: right to life the right to a fair and public hearing 31 . people are injured every year by trying to hop on or off moving trains. and some of these injuries are quite severe. Although being a stowaway is dangerous. 2. risking death - The stowaway hide in a place that dangerous in the transport and may lack oxygen that will lead to a death.4. 3. especially on aircraft. - Many stowaways also expose themselves to physical risks on trains.2. Being caught and thrown off or forced to pay a full fare.

The master and the crew of the ship they should be reminded of basic human rights of all persons and should bear in mind that "everyone charged with a criminal offence shall be presumed innocent until proved guilty according to law". the reason that made the Romanian stowaway from UK is because he is jobless. When the privately owned Boeing landed at Heathrow.- the right to freedom of thought. there is no reason whatsoever to treat a stowaway like a criminal. He crouched in the rear-wheel compartment during an extraordinary 800-mile trip from Vienna to London on Boeing 747 owned by the Dubai royal family and he was survives with temperatures of -41c. After that.2. 4. conscience and religion the right to freedom of expression Etc.4 Current issue: a). he 32 . Romanian Survives flight to Heathrow from Austria stowed away inside landing gear of jumbo jet« then is let go by police 10th June 2010 From this article. so he planned come to Britain to find work. the 20 years old stowaway fell or jumped soon after the aircraft touched down and tumbled on to the runway and was arrested by security staff. In short. he was released after accepting a police caution for being a stowaway and because he proved is an EU national identity and was apparently of previous good character.

One major factor was that South Africa was seen as the place where the stowaways¶ dreams of employment and riches could come true. which has been estimated at USD 20 million a year. Many stowaways claimed to be South Africans. ³The number of stowaways has increased dramatically at South African ports. Incidences of stowaways reflected serious security lapses around the port facilities and ships. he would not be killed because the plane was flying lower due to thunder-storms.´ says Khwela. Stowaways ± an African pain The cost of finding and repatriating stowaways. He said he wants a redefinition of a stowaway on the basis that a stowaway is also a trespasser into the port and port facility prior to boarding the vessel. According to police. Khwela was addressing a conference in Johannesburg and said the threat of stowaways was nothing else but a consequence of poor access control. b). he said. remains one of the major security problems facing African ports. and the situation calls for urgent and strategic security measures by port authorities and stakeholders to address the problem. but investigations indicated that less than one per cent of them were bona fide nationals with the majority being illegal immigrants. Later he becomes an illegal immigrant in the port of destination. says Transnet National Ports Authority intelligence and security manager Castro Khwela.was allowed to stay in Britain but might face £2500 fine. 33 .

³It is designed to be a user-friendly information management system that ensures the collation.According to Khwela South African ports are pro-actively facing security challenges in the ports and have introduced a pilot project at the Port of Durban known as the Security Information Management System (SIMS). Terrorism has been practiced by a broad array of political organizations for furthering their objectives. while increasing the prestige of the given terrorist organization and/or ideology behind a terrorist act. Source ± Business Daily 4. nationalistic groups.´ he said. to show power and to attempt to shake the foundation of the country or society they are opposed to. 34 . and ruling governments. which is then forwarded to security management for dissemination in the form of monthly reports and presentations. consolidation and dissemination of information. political or ideological goal. processing.3 Terrorism Violent acts which are intended to create fear (terror). Terrorist attacks are usually carried out in such a way as to maximize the severity and length of the psychological impact. revolutionaries. are perpetrated for a religious. Each act of terrorism is a ³performance´ devised to have an impact on many large audiences. religious groups. It has been practiced by both right-wing and left-wing political parties. This may negatively affect a government. and deliberately target or disregard the safety of non-combatants (civilians). Terrorists also attack national symbols.

Although it is certainly possible that an attack could occur anywhere. the vast majority of attacks have been in large urban areas.3. Terrorists aim for widespread destruction and media coverage when planning their attacks.3. y global risks for companies and investors in aspect of financial investment 4. and London are likely totop their target list 4. .C. Terrorists attack targets of opportunity. Washington D. Terrorism is a political tactic.1 Terrorism Risks y Unlike some other perils. like letterwriting or protesting. so it is fair to assume large cities such as New York. The human element means the nature of the threat is forever changing as groups relocate and adapt their tactics in response to counter-terrorism measures.Recognizing how counter-terrorism effectiveness varies from country to country is also relevant. investors struggle to quantify the risk posed by terrorism due to its unpredictable nature.Determine the different threat level in different region. which is used by activists when they believe that no other means will effect the kind of change they desire. San Francisco. . 35 .Terrorist acts frequently have a political purpose.Monitoring world events and the location and number of foiled attacks can help investors and logistic chain understand the risk. as the attempted bombing of a restaurant in the small English city of Exeter in 2008 demonstrated.2 Ways to improve their risk awareness: .

hence essentially providing a sphere where terrorism has no place. 36 . this can be considered as resistance against an (external) oppressor. Poverty and economic disadvantage.4. nationalism/separatism Probably resorting to violence for nationalist or separatist reasons depending on one's point of view. but this is consistently not translated into desired policies because there are not sufficient votes to pass desired legislation. the poverty argument. The minority is represented and allowed to voice their grievances. A democratic government is supposed to represent the people and provide political means to voice grievances.3 Terrorism issues: 1. ethnic conflict 2. E.3. Etnicity. 3. globalisation Inequalities in the distribution of scarce resources. (non)democracy The factor of democracy as an instigator or facilitator for terrorism deserves further exploration.g.

disaffected. Rubenstein's thesis that the main cause of terrorism are disgruntled. then the ingredients are present for a start or rise in terrorist activities in an attempt to reconnect with the masses who they claim to represent and aspire to lead. Intellectuals. 5. When rigid social stratification shatter hopes for social transformation. 1987:xvii). 'Muslim fanatics in the Middle East' in particular.4. 37 . Dehumanisation trying to dehumanise terrorists. This is "a primary internal cause of terrorism. tactics and consequences" (Rubenstein. intelligentsia who are in a social and moral crisis unable to mobilize the masses. In this context. 6. dictating to a degree its philosophy. Disaffected Intelligentsia Because of a hiatus in democratic governance. thereby confirming terrorist's core reasons they are fighting for: being heard. abstract hatreds made possible by the cold war or terrorism. Religion as a cause for terrorism put forward. do not have a rebellious lower class to lead due to shifts from primary and manual work to the services sector. of the type of ambitious idealist. there are two points I would like to bring under attention. First. nor do they receive guidance from a creative upper class that they can follow. recognised and treated as equal human beings.

which is based on Christian theology.5 Current Issue Thousand pray for peace in Bangkok in wake of protest violence.considers the perceived cause of terrorism the "modern society". a problem within oneself. From an Islamic perspective. 2010 BANGKOK ± BANGKOK (AP) ² Thousands of residents gathered at dawn Wednesday to pray for peace at sites across Bangkok where people were killed and high-rise buildings torched in two months of the worst political violence in the country's modern history.democracy is declared un-Islamic by all ideologues of Islamic terrorism. One spark of further political strife may have been set off Tuesday when Thai authorities accused ousted Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra of terrorism.000 Buddhist monks mingled with the prayers of Muslim imams. including the charred hulk of one of Asia's largest shopping malls.e. issuing an arrest warrant on charges that carry a possible death sentence for his alleged role in the deadly street protests. also known under the definition of social Darwinism. 4. i. 38 . killings Published May 25. and Darwinism and materialism in particular (Yahya. Christian priests and the Hindu faithful at 10 areas. there are scholars who consider Western society. The chants of 1. (1)). New Age . as the main cause of terrorism.as a religion . Islamists hate capitalism and believe in a new Caliphate (who will lead the community of Muslims worldwide) and oppose individualism. 1999).3. being "too stressful and uncreative" (Ridgley. including Malthus' theory of ruthlessness. Last.

Criminal Court judge Krerkrit Ittarat said it was up to the DSI to proceed with the prosecution and coordinate Thaksin's extradition with the Foreign Ministry.Thaksin. who fled abroad ahead of a corruption conviction he says was politically motivated. responded that the government should be ashamed of itself for its handling of the crisis that left 88 dead and said he merely wants to keep Thailand from becoming a "banana republic. Previous attempts to extradite Thaksin have failed. They accuse Abhisit of being elitist and coming to power through back-room deals and military meddling. 39 . He has publicly expressed his support for the protesters. The Department of Special Investigations alleges that Thaksin committed." The charges are likely to intensify the political rift between those who support Thaksin ² mostly the urban underclass and rural poor ² and the conservative establishment and many in the middle class who agreed with the 2006 military coup that saw him ousted from power. Thaksin denies involvement in the recent violence. who lives in self-imposed exile but still has wide support among the so-called Red Shirts whose protests were violently ended by the military last week. threatened to commit or supported terrorist acts in relation to the violence. which began peacefully. which culminated in a military crackdown that left several protesters dead and prompted rioting and arson attacks. is accused of being a key force behind the protesters who occupied areas of Bangkok for two months in their bid to bring down Oxford-educated Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva. Though he has supported the Red Shirt's cause. Thaksin spoke regularly by video link in the initial stages of the Red Shirt rallies. Thaksin. but has denied government allegations he bankrolled the movement.

who benefited from his populist policies during his 2001-2006 tenure as prime minister. Although many analysts expect the Red Shirts to continue agitation or outright violence in the future. most of their leaders are now in custody or on the run. The former telecommunications tycoon was convicted in absentia in 2008 of corruption and sentenced to two years in prison. Abhisit now says elections will not be held until the threat of violence is completely quelled ² although he remains under pressure to call an early vote. His term expires in late 2011. 14 but that offer was revoked when Red Shirt leaders made more demands.Thaksin is believed to hold passports from several countries and is based primarily in Dubai. Thaksin is regarded as a hero by many Red Shirts. The Red Shirts have demanded Abhisit resign and call early elections. he offered to hold elections on Nov. Authorities in the United Arab Emirates have said he could remain there as long as he refrained from political activities. Earlier this month. 40 .

offshore platforms. 4.4. There are several causes of ocean pollution including oil pollution. and heavier fuels used by large ships 41 . in the food we eat. Oil spills include releases of crude oil from tankers.4. sewage and mining and radioactive waste. where oil is released into the ocean or coastal waters. The term often refers to marine oil spills. the water we drink and the air we breathe. and ocean dumping. drilling rigs and wells. and is a form of pollution. marine debris.1 Oil Pollution An oil spill is a release of a liquid petroleum hydrocarbon into the environment due to human activity. as well as spills of refined petroleum products and their by-products. Oil pollution is not only caused by large devasting tanker spills. it is also caused through runoff from land and industrial wastes which find their way to the ocean through drains.4 Marine Pollution Issues It seems that almost every day there is another story about pollution of one form or another. toxic materials. Very often our own actions lead to that pollution and in many cases we can do something about it.

which can then be pumped off the surface of the sea. Rough seas can break up slicks. 17 August 2010. making a foul smell. and the international oil companies acknowledge that they paid insufficient attention to the environment during the early days of their operation. so whilst they reduce damage to beaches and save seabird colonies from destruction by oil. fishing gear abandoned or lost by recreational 42 . In calm waters. the light hydrocarbons are often burned off the surface of the sea. but reducing the danger to wildlife. however. In warm conditions. however.4. In cold seas. Cleaning up after an oil spill is a complicated business.2 Marine Debris Marine debris is a terrible problem around the world. Dispersants are quite toxic. 4. or the spill of any oily refuse or waste oil. Chemical dispersants are often sprayed on oil to break up slicks into droplets which can be broken down by marine bacteria. Petroleum industry mistakes make a contribution. and depends on weather conditions and water temperature. these usually evaporate quite quickly. an oil spill accident was happened at Niger Delta. is a hazard for ship. In the recently. and this means the risk to wildlife lasts longer. Marine debris consists of plastic litter washed or blown from land into the sea. and is harmful to human. To prevent this.such as bunker fuel. but they can also spread oil right through the marine environment. long floating booms can be used to help to contain oil. they also add more poisons to the sea. Spills may take months or even years to clean up. the process of evaporation can be very slow. It hurt and kills our marine life.

strapping bands. disposed of or lost by ships at sea. bottles. use.3 Toxic Material Toxic materials settle into sea-floor sediments where they accumulate as hazards to organisms that live in and feed on bottom muds. or disposal. Seven billion tonnes of various types of litter enter the world's oceans every year. Eventually. Chemicals also enter the sea from land-based activities. For centuries. Plastic materials are defined as bags. from the tiniest plankton to whales and polar bears. insulation. Plastics. such as pesticides and chemicals used in common consumer products.4. the oceans have been a convenient dumping ground for waste generated on land. 4. Almost every marine organism. and air during their manufacture.and commercial fishers. synthetic fishing nets. is contaminated with man-made chemicals. Some of these chemicals enter the sea through deliberate dumping. floats. are the worst offenders and can last for 10-20 years on the ocean floor before decomposing. Chemicals can escape into water. soil. fibreglass. piping. as well as from accidental leaks or fires in products containing these chemicals. 43 . paints and adhesives. synthetic ropes. and solid non-biodegradable floating materials such as plastics. which generally make up about 60 percent of rubbish. Disposal of plastics at sea is totally prohibited by the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships 1973 (MARPOL). sheeting. long-lasting chemicals may enter the food web and contaminate the fish and shellfish we eat.

aircraft. Ocean dumping has historically been more economically attractive. 44 . munitions. ocean incineration wastes.4 Ocean Dumping and Mining Ocean dumping is internationally defined as any deliberate disposal at sea of wastes or other matter from vessels. human remains. 4. industrial wastes. sewage sludge. platforms.4. dredged material.4. coal wastes. aircraft. damage to the immune system. cryolite. Ocean Dumping Ban Act was passed to prohibit ocean dumping of all sewage sludge and industrial waste by 1992. radioactive waste. rubbish. Fish and fish processing wastes. when compared with other land-based waste management options. pharmaceutical wastes. and vessels.5 Sewage Many sewage pipelines were built years ago when little was known about the effects of pollution and it was thought that the sea would dilute the sewage. Ocean dumping has been used as a method for municipal waste disposal in the United States for about 80 years. and reduced fertility. and even longer for dredged material. Since then the amount of sewage has increased considerably and very often organic matter is washed ashore by the incoming tide. and wastes from ocean mining have all been dumped at sea. drilling fluids. including cancer. and any deliberate disposal at sea of vessels. or other man-made structures at sea. or other man-made structures at sea. platforms. 4.Evidence is mounting that a number of man-made chemicals can cause serious health problems. Other materials include fish wastes. behavioral problems. Virtually all material oceans dumped in the United States today is dredged material.

sewage can also lead to oxygen depletion and an obvious visual pollution. and stored in steel canisters containing concrete. The Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) at its 55th session in October 2006 adopted revised Guidelines on implementation of effluent standards and performance tests for sewage treatment plants.uk/environmental-facts. which will apply to sewage treatment plants installed onboard on or after 1 January 2010. replace the Recommendation on international effluent standards and guidelines for performance tests for sewage treatment plants adopted by resolution MEPC.asp?topic_id=237 ) 4. The revised guidelines. (Sources: http://www.org. a process called vitrification. The waste is then released directly into the sea about 2km from the coast.2 (VI) in 1976.org/environment/mainframe. These containers are dumped in the sediment on the ocean floor. The MEPC also adopted a standard for the maximum rate of discharge of untreated sewage from holding tanks when at a distance equal or greater than 12 nautical miles from the nearest land.imo. Sewage is a major problem for countries with large tourist industries.ypte. The liquid waste is sealed into glass.php) 45 . while in coastal areas.6 Radioactive Waste Radioactive waste is stored in water ponds next to nuclear power stations until it is considered safe enough for disposal. The ocean bed is used for the dumping of high level nuclear waste. (Sources: http://www.The discharge of raw sewage into the sea can create a health hazard.4.

Africa & the Gulf of Aden. Implementation and compliance with international conventions. If this cannot be achieved it is likely the Europeans will walk away from IMO and implement their own regime. excessive regulations.4. the threat of oil pollution from oil tankers and perhaps more importantly from non tankers. The main areas where increases have taken place are Asian and African waters. which will be accepted by all member governments including the European countries as well as the Commission of the European Communities. new pollution response challenges and some significant policy decisions facing IMO member governments regarding entry into force provisions for future international marine environmental legal instruments. Piracy hotspots now include major shipping routes through South East Asia.4. 4. The number or incidents reported so far indicates an upward trend from last year. This would have serious consequences for the rest of the world in dealing with the older tankers. the Indian Sub Continent. It could also undermine the future of IMO as an international body responsible for maritime safety and environment protection.7 Prevention of Marine Pollution The challenges cover pollution preventative as well as response measures over several areas. The task for IMO is to find an appropriate international solution. Specifically.5 Piracy Issues International Maritime Bureau piracy statistics show that piracy attacks are increasing year on year. The increase of piracy incidents in the Malacca Straits shows the current inability of Malaysia's Security Forces to maintain sufficient patrols as well as the inability to react 46 . the waters around Indonesia have become increasingly plagued by pirates.

The coast of Somalia remains particularly vulnerable with 100 pirate attacks in 2010. one crew member was killed. 597 crew members were taken hostage and 16 were injured.pdf ) The number of pirate attacks on shipping worldwide declined by 18 percent in the first six months of 2010 despite the increased range and capabilities demonstrated by Somali pirates. 47 . During this period.southchinasea. Also anti-piracy drills to familiarize the crew with required actions are necessary. ( Source: http://www. (Source: http://www. 48 vessels fired upon and 70 vessels boarded.1 Way to Prevent Piracy The piracy problem has already increased markedly this year.5. This includes 31 vessels hijacked.swiftly enough upon reports of piracy incidents.com/maritime/pirate-attacks-decline-first-half 2010?page=2 ) A total of 196 incidents around the world were recorded by the IMB¶s Piracy Reporting Center. compared to 240 incidents in the first half of 2009.joc. 4. according to a report issued Thursday by the International Chamber of Commerce¶s International Maritime Bureau. The IMO and Maritime Security both suggest that each Ship owner set up a plan of action that describes what preventive measures like those mentioned above have to be taken by their vessels and crew.org/docs/Maritime%20Piracy. The MECC was set up in 1995 to increase radar surveillance of the Straits and to coordinate efforts by the Royal Malaysian Navy and the Malaysian Marine Police. The Maritime Enforcement Control Centre (MECC) has also not been very effective in combating piracy. The number of attacks decreased compared to 2009 in the most dangerous maritime area of the world. including 27 hijackings.

pdf ) According to Admiral Timothy J.southchinasea. development of both global and regional information bases and co-operation between coast guards. China vehemently rejects this option.The IMO is working to establish worldwide standards to improve the uniformity of inspection and reporting practices for port control and promote exchange of information.org/docs/Maritime%20Piracy. the members of ASEAN realize that it will take a cooperative effort to even deter the rampant escalation of piracy in their region. 48 . just as they report piracy and sea robbery. joint efforts include only seminars. development of standard reporting procedures. Representatives from both government and non-government organizations are just beginning to communicate after a decade of frustration. Specific areas for co-operation could include capacity building in law enforcement and legislation. Recent initiatives include a joint maritime task force led by the Japanese coast guard. So far. Keating.S. Experience has also shown that the country and region around it concerned may benefit from entering into regional co-operation. the reason for the dramatic decrease is due to use of increased patrols and better law-enforcement capabilities. The wheels of government turn slowly. Pacific Command. Despite this reaction. (Source: http://www. The IMO and IMB should go a step further by publishing reports identifying ports that regularly cause undue delay or those where port authorities may be conspiring with criminal groups and by publishing instances of extortion or collusion. head of U. Private companies are offering services that include surveillance and tracking of ships using GPS and the Internet.

officers from both CBP and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to work together with host foreign government counterparts at CSI ports. and throughout Asia. CSI is a security regime designed to ensure that all containers that pose a potential risk for terrorism are identified and inspected at foreign ports before they are placed on vessels destined for the United Sates. Customs administrations all over the world have committed to joining CSI and are at various stages of implementation. CBP has stationed multidisciplinary teams of U. the Middle East.1 Container Security Initiative (CSI) The Container Security Initiative (CSI) is a multinational initiative that protects the main method of global trade. from being exploited or disrupted by terrorists to reduce the risk of global containerized cargos.asp/data_id%3D29236/Pirac y_19July2010_.( Source:http://www. and South America. Africa. CSI was first implemented in the ports shipping the greatest volume of containers to the United States. In October 2007. the US Customs and Border Protection released a fact sheet to better explain what the CSI is and how it works. Central.org/includes/blastDataOnly.0 Organization Issues 5.S. Europe. In January 2002. It is designed to safeguard global marine trade while enabling legitimate cargo containers to move faster and more efficiently through the supply chain to seaports worldwide. Their mission is to target and prescreen 49 . the Caribbean. containerized shipping.pdf ) 5. CSI is now operational at ports in North.imo.

containers and to develop additional investigative leads related to the terrorist threat to cargo destined to the United States. y The seaport must have regular. 50 . y The port must have or make non-intrusive inspection (NII) equipment (gamma or X-ray) and radiation detection equipment available for use at or near the potential CSI port.1 Minimum Standards for CSI Expansion The requirement must be present in a potential CSI port to be considered for inclusion in the CSI program. transiting.1. y The CBP Administration must be able to inspect cargo originating. This equipment is necessary to meet the objective of quickly screening containers without disrupting the flow of legitimate trade. exiting or being transshipped through a country. Those administrations use non-intrusive inspection (NII) and radiation detection technology to screen high-risk containers before they are shipped to US ports. Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) and Business Anti-Smuggling Coalition (BASC). direct and substantial container traffic to ports in the United States. International Organizations that support CSI including. World Customs Organization (WCO). 5.

especially after frequent attacks from the Orang laut pirate during the 1900s.2 Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency also known as the Malaysian Coast Guard is the principal government agency tasked with maintaining law and order and coordinating search and rescue operations in the Malaysian Maritime Zone and on the high seas. The Agency and its members are part of the Malaysian Civil Service and report directly to the Prime Minister's Department.y The port must commit to establish a risk management system to identify potential highrisk containers and to the automation of that system. Malaysia Parliament officially established this agency with the enactment of the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency Act 2004 (Act 633) in May 2004. This system should include a mechanism to validate threat assessments and identify best practices. 51 . 5. In case during war. y The port must commit to share critical data. crisis or emergency. the Agency may be placed under the command of the Malaysian Armed Forces. intelligence and risk management information with the United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in order to do collaborative targeting. It was formed to combat the rise of piracy in the Malaccan straits. and develop an automated mechanism for these exchanges.

2. marine police. the MMEA is ³to receive and consider any report of the commission of an offence´ and to ³to stop.5. International Labor Organization based on the Treaty of Versailles as an agency of the League of Nations following to establish.3 International Labour Organization (ILO) In 1919. customs and navy.1 Why MMEA is created? Overlapping Issue & Safety Issue MMEA was formed officially in 2005 as Malaysia¶s statutory response to the threats of maritime terrorism and to effectively function as a coast guard. Due to the overlapping functions among the 11 different agencies. ILO as the United Nations specialized agency. enter. structure. The national maritime law enforcement agency is responsible for anything within and beyond 12 nautical miles of the coast. It is deliberated to be the sole maritime law enforcement agency to act in response to the security of the waters around the ports and navigation routes and its major functions are to carry our air and coastal surveillance. The establishment of the new agency is based on the nation's need to have a strong collective thrust in maritime enforcement. inspect and search any place. 52 . In December 12th 1946. The MMEA was designed to streamline the operations and enforce maritime law. These powers are similar to the powers vested in the MOF to fight maritime crime and it is possible that overlapping of jurisdiction can infringe on law enforcement duties. board. vessel or aircraft and to detain any vessel or aircraft´. 5. There is clearly an overlap in terms of duties and jurisdiction with the MOF. ILO headquartered in Geneva. In addition. including police.

ILO carry out tripartite mechanism principle. meaning that the Member States to produce legally binding.ILO purpose is promote full employment and improve the standard of living. the tripartite all of attend all manner of meeting. protect worker live and healthy. laws and regulations for reference. one worker. Its main activities are International labour legislation. There are two forms of international labor standards: the International Labour Conventions and the International Labour proposals. 53 . annually to convene the meets. its means each of member state delegation consists of two government officials. but without the approval of its role is to provide Member States to develop national policies in related areas. one employer. expansion social security measure. At the present time International Labour Organization has 175 member state. then. council. non-approved State no binding. ILO proposal through labour legislation to improve labour condition. and its institutional framework include: International labour conference. independent vote. conventions and recommendations and technical assistance with cooperation. an independent decision of Member States may. The International Labour conference is the highest machine. proposal is to develop the same way. the International Labour Conference at more than two-thirds vote of the way on behalf of the development. Convention is an international treaty. at any time of its ratification. and International Labor Office. promote the labor and the capital to cooperation.

labor relations.5. including work-related injuries compensation. abolition of child labor. social policy. even revolution -The third motivation was economic.1 ILO issues: -The initial motivation was humanitarian. The condition of workers. including wages. the abolition of forced labor. equality of opportunity and treatment work . (3) for specific populations and occupations. mainly refers to the establishment of free trade unions. working hours. any industry or country adopting social reform would find itself at a disadvantage vis-à-vis its competitors.3. that freedom of association and collective bargaining. would create social unrest. pension. labor management. working conditions. was less and less acceptable. collective bargaining. whose numbers were ever increasing as a result of industrialization. linked to the end of the war to which workers had contributed significantly both on the battlefield and in industry According to international labor standards can be divided into the following categories: (1) basic labor rights. child 54 . including women. more and more numerous and exploited with no consideration for their health. their family lives and their advancement. unemployment insurance. social security. -Another reason for the creation of the International Labour Organization was added by the participants of the Peace Conference. occupational safety and health. (2) Employment. Without an improvement in their condition. -The second motivation was political. the workers. Because of its inevitable effect on the cost of production.

Over the years. and the Work in Fishing Convention. trade union organizations and government advocates. 55 . due to historical reasons. It brings together and updates over 65 other ILO maritime labour instruments. older workers. However. fishermen. the entire system of international labor standards. seamen.labor and young workers. persons with disabilities. to promote the Member States approved the implementation of international labor conventions. while introducing a system of certification and inspection to enforce it. 2006. the ILO attention to international labor standards. the ILO's Maritime Labour Convention sets the minimum standards to ensure satisfactory conditions of employment for the world¶s seafarers. Adopted in February 2006. Thus. and flaunt the standard universality and flexibility of developing countries in the formulation and approval of the implementation of the Convention there is still a lot of difficulties. should be national implementation of the labor situation of the Convention and its international trade and market access. on the preservation of the workers and other basic rights of workers play a positive role. migrant workers. linked the rise to voices of opposition in the ILO. mainly in developed countries. the ILO has adopted a series of measures to promote the ratification process. while the International Labour Organization called the minimum international labor standards. and the developed countries there are many contradictions. Major achievements of the ILO over the past few years include the adoption of the Maritime Labour Convention. dock workers. a few Western countries. Particularly in recent years. Into the 90's. the socio-economic development level and needs-based.

serving more than 90 per cent of global trade by carrying huge quantities of cargo cost effectively. The Convention establishing the International Maritime Organization (IMO) was adopted in Geneva in 1948 and IMO first met in 1959. maritime security and the efficiency of shipping. There is.SOLAS . environmental concerns. a need for international standards to regulate shipping . The first maritime treaties date back to the 19th century. cleanly and safely. therefore.Ships will need to comply with the Convention through holding a Maritime Labour Certificate and Declaration of Maritime Labour Compliance issued by the flag state. which must be available on board for any port state inspection. the Titanic disaster of 1912 spawned the first international safety of life at sea .4 International Maritime Organization (IMO) Shipping is perhaps the most international of the world's industries. IMO's main task has been to develop and maintain a comprehensive regulatory framework for shipping and its remit today includes safety. 5. Later. IMO is based in the United Kingdom with around 300 international staff. legal matters.which can be adopted and accepted by all. still the most important treaty addressing maritime safety. often far from the country of registry.convention. technical co-operation. 56 . A specialized agency of the United Nations with 169 Member States and three Associate Members. The ownership and management chain surrounding any ship can embrace many countries and ships spend their economic life moving between different jurisdictions.

supported by hundreds of recommendations governing every facet of shipping. equipment. measures aimed at the prevention of accidents. with meetings attended by maritime experts from Member Governments. the International Convention on Search and Rescue and the International Convention on Oil Pollution Preparedness. The result is a comprehensive body of international conventions. the convention establishing the International Fund for Compensation for Oil Pollution Damage and the Athens Convention covering liability and compensation for passengers at sea. Then there are measures which recognize that accidents do happen. 57 . operation and manning . Inspection and monitoring of compliance are the responsibility of member States.IMO's specialized committees and sub-committees are the focus for the technical work to update existing legislation or develop and adopt new regulations. the MARPOL convention for the prevention of pollution by ships and the STCW convention on standards of training for seafarers. firstly. construction.key treaties include SOLAS. Response and Cooperation. including rules concerning distress and safety communications. but the adoption of a Voluntary IMO Member State Audit Scheme is expected to play a key role in enhancing implementation of IMO standards.including the International Convention on Civil Liability for Oil Pollution Damage. there are conventions which establish compensation and liability regimes . together with those from interested intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations. including standards for ship design. There are. Thirdly.

seaports. The IMO is made up of representatives of the flag States. representing the interests of seafarers and the organizations of the shipping industry have observer status. the seaport may upgraded the facilities in order to compete with other international seaports to keep survive in the industrial. This means that we can have an input into discussions but no vote on any decisions that are to be taken. play a significant role in the economic development of a region. serving as the interface between maritime and inland transportation. in addition there are monitors elected from ITF affiliated unions who participate in the various committees.0 Conclusion In conclusion. The ITF. Seaports are not only embedded in global value chains but also in urban and regional spatial structures that both fix and constrain their evolution. The ITF has a permanent representative to the IMO. Furthermore. 58 . Our aim is to ensure that seafarers¶ interests are addressed and protected when any new regulation is being considered. 6. Production capabilities and the performance measurement of seaports have always been a major issue in seaport management.The IMO Conventions are of importance to seafarers because they have a direct impact on living and working conditions. port safety is also a main concern for the customers deliver their cargoes to the destination in the shortest transit time. Therefore. The authority should improve the port service by using the suitable technology to solve the problems occurred and increase the efficiency.

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