Logistics and Transportation Security: A Strategic, Tactical, and Operational Guide to Resilience

Maria G. Burns

October 22, 2015 by CRC Press
Reference - 380 Pages - 119 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781482253078 - CAT# K23901

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  • Assesses the effectiveness and efficiency of security strategies, policies, and tools at both a national and global level
  • Outlines strategic, tactical, and operational factors to ensure supply chain and transport security and resilience
  • Provides solutions to maintain resilient, sustainable security protection despite economic and market fluctuations
  • Examines the role and necessary collaboration of the public and private sectors in security investment and the availability of resources
  • Uses case studies and interviews to illustrate examples of beneficial collaboration between public and private sectors


"Professor Burns has captured the essence of transportation security, one of today's most pressing concerns. As the rate of globalization and world trade increases, security and supply chain resilience are at the core of one’s global transportation network. This is a timely and well written contribution to the industry."
—John A. Moseley, Senior Director of Trade Development, Port of Houston Authority

"…a clear and concise book detailing the issues of security in today’s post-9/11 era. An invaluable read for those working within the transport and security industries."
—Steven Neuendorff, Head of Americas, HANSA HEAVY LIFT Americas, Inc.

Examining sea, land, and air transportation systems and linkages, Logistics and Transportation Security: A Strategic, Tactical, and Operational Guide to Resilience provides thorough coverage of transportation security. Its topics include hazardous material handling, securing transportation networks, logistics essentials, supply chain security, risk assessment, the regulatory framework, strategic planning, and innovation through technology.

This book is not a prescriptive how-to manual. It begins with a discussion of the differences between safety and security before advancing through a developmental learning curve encompassing a wide range of subjects. It discusses global threats such as terrorism and piracy as well as current regulatory mandates and technological applications, including the latest threat to logistics security, cyber-attack.

The book also examines the benefits of synergy between the public and private sectors, using a number of case studies and interviews to illustrate increasing collaboration and benefits. It assists a broad range of transportation professionals, security professionals, logistics outfits, and policy makers with assessing the benefits of proactive security measures and with verifying security-associated risks and consequences.