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Containers, Drugs and Money

In the last week there have been over $1B in container-related drug seizures in major US east coast ports, involving world class, C-TPAT Tier 3 companies. Astounding – yes! But what about all those container security programs?

The exploitation of intermodal shipping containers as a conveyance for illegal drugs, weapons and other illicit materials has never been greater. More containers, bigger ships, increasing market driven need for speed – even the most diligent shippers are susceptible to the sophistication of modern-day supply chain crime. Everything scales.

No doubt that advanced data, process management and container tracking systems are invaluable tools for today’s fast-paced supply chains. But, there is nothing like real ‘physical’ security to deter crime, protect your customers, your cargo and your reputation.

CakeBoxx two-piece deck and lid designed containers are built for security. They are an extremely effective tool to deny access to the inside of the container. CakeBoxx is the only intermodal shipping container with a Qualified Anti-Terrorism Technology (QATT) SAFETY Act designation issued by the US Department of Homeland Security.

CakeBoxx 20' deck and lid container

Billions of dollars are lost each year due to theft, vandalism, cargo handling damage and related delays. The unique CakeBoxx design is a transformative change to the shipping industry and offers a quantum improvement in security as a result of their two-piece, ‘no doors’ design.

David AguilarFormer Acting Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and former National Chief of the United States Border Patrol