The U.S. maritime system consists of over 300 sea and
river ports with more than 3,700 cargo and passenger terminals.
The United States and global economies depend on commercial
shipping as the most reliable, cost efficient method of
transporting goods. Seaports offer a unique and difficult
security environment. The goal to keep traffic moving for
commerce creates complex shipping systems and strategic
placement of surveillance and monitoring systems is often
handicapped by an inability to maintain those devices. This
leaves critical security components often out of commission for
prolonged times and port authorities faced with decisions to
shut down docks, aisles, cranes, and shipping yards in order for
maintenance crews to safely work and allow maintenance equipment
such as lifts or bucket trucks access to the mounted equipment.
This can cause an astronomical cost in time and money that is
easily avoided where a lowering device is implemented.
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