Powers International, System Planning Corporation form Cargo Intelligence and Security Association

ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Powers International, LLC and Arlington, Va. based System Planning Corporation today announced the formation of the Cargo Intelligence and Security Association (CISA), a strategic alliance of firms dedicated to international supply chain and container security.

The synergy created by the member organizations provides shippers with a comprehensive treatment of vulnerabilities, risks, and inefficiencies within the global supply chain.

The Association's mission is to provide a platform where leaders in the intermodal shipping industry can share ideas and discover synergies to compliment the rapidly expanding intelligent supply chain market. Its outreach will include educational forums on container security and supply chain security for purpose of information sharing between the private sector and government agencies.

CISA hopes to serve as a pivotal link between the private sector and government to share developments in securing and making the supply chain move visible and efficient while diminishing costs within the supply chain and the costs to government in ensuring an effective and efficient homeland security role of keeping our ports and borders safe.

Ed Harrison of Powers International, LLC, the association's first president, said, "There are many innovative solutions to securing the nation's supply chain; some are already being used effectively in the US and other countries. Our goal is to foster sharing this information and innovative developments with the market and government leaders."

The association's first officers are:

A full listing of member companies can be found on CISA's web site at www.cargointelligence.org.

For more information contact Ed Harrison of Powers International at eharrison@powersintlinc.com or Jim Kudla of SPC at jkudla@sysplan.com.