U.S. Sen. Patty Murray wants to use a carrot-and-stick approach to make international trade safer, enticing foreign shippers to upgrade their security in exchange for ship unloading priority.

“Right now we have a choice and a say in how we deal with the cargo security challenges facing us, but if we wait for a disaster, we won’t have a say and we won’t have a choice,” Murray told the Washington Council on International Trade’s annual conference in Seattle on Thursday. - (Murray Full Article)

- The News Tribune - July 8, 2005