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Associated British Ports calls for changes to port security regulations

11th March 2019 - 16:45 GMT | by Angus Batey in London

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A confluence of an expanding array of threats, regulatory inertia and a lack of effective communications with a confusing UK state apparatus means that British ports are struggling to deal with increasing number of security demands.

According to Ewan Duncan, group head of security at Associated British Ports - a predominantly Canadian-owned company whose 21 British ports makes them the country's largest port operator - the port network's biggest problems come from organised crime.

However, thanks to legislation passed in the wake of the terror attacks in the US on 11 September 2001, current regulations force ports to concentrate on

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