Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Ports Confusion.

I overheard someone today casting the ports problem as the UAE was taking over port security. WRONG! US Department of Homeland Security, Customs, and The Coast Guard will continue to be in charge of US port security at all ports. Day to day operations will remain with the respective port authorities.

My understanding is the UAE company is purchasing a British company that owns the ports. Essentially the only difference will be who collects the rent.

According To Special Report With Britt Hume the UAE's Port World will run the day to day operations. Still, they will have nothing to do with port security.