Placing special emphasis on the significant security issues associated with modern container international transport, this book provides in-depth exploration of both United States and European Union port and shipping policy, alongside that of wider international trade. The authors take an original and topical look at the security initiatives introduced by the USA and their impact in the EU. Based on original research by renowned experts in the field, this book provides vital insight for academics, government policy-makers and practitioners. 3 Tables, color; 3 Illustrations, color; 5 Illustrations, black and white; XIX, 282 p. 8 illus., 3 illus. in color.