How to better secure global supply chains
The Security Discussion Forum on securing the global supply chain, which was jointly organized by the UNECE and Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), focussed on major security risks in the inland transport sector, such as cargo theft, cybercrime, safety of traffic and terrorism and the impact on supply chains.
The event, staged in Geneva on 17 June 2016, was attended by more than 50 security experts and officials from ministries of transport and the interior and other relevant agencies, as well as road, railway and inland waterway transport operators and private sector associations from across Europe. The conference was moderated by Christian Doepgen, editor-in-chief of the International Transport Journal (ITJ).
Eva Molnar, director of the UNECE sustainable transport division, stressed the need of more awareness by saying, “international terrorism and transnational organized crime, including cyber-attacks pose serious threats to the transport sector.”
Lorenzo Rilasciati, senior economic and environmental officer at the OSCE Secretariat said, “countries in our region need to collaborate more effectively in minimizing cyber security risks to ICT-enabled critical infrastructures including in the transport sector”.
Besides pointing out the need for a more effective and risk-based security concept for all modes of transport, including inland navigation, the experts’ panel called for a multi-stakeholder approach involving public transport authorities, private sector operators and associations, as well as customs and law enforcement agencies (cd).