|Secretary Napolitano tours the facilities at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam|
In Amsterdam, Secretary Napolitano joined Dutch National Counterterrorism Coordinator Erik Akerboom to tour the Schiphol Airport cargo facilities. Schiphol Airport was the first location U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) deployed the Immigration Advisory Program (IAP)—which enables CBP officers posted at foreign airports to use advanced targeting and passenger analysis information to identify high-risk travelers at foreign airports before they board U.S.-bound flights.
|Secretary Napolitano tours the Port of Rotterdam|
The Port of Rotterdam also serves as the home of the U.S. Coast Guard Activities Europe (ACTEUR), which is responsible for ensuring the safety, security and environmental stewardship of the U.S. marine transportation system with operations throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Members of the Coast Guard conduct marine casualty and commercial vessel compliance inspections, work with the international maritime community, and ensure that our maritime partners meet anti-terrorism standards in their ports.
While in Amsterdam, Secretary Napolitano also met with the Netherlands’ State Secretary and Acting Minister of Security and Justice Fred Teeven to underscore the shared commitment of both nations to ensure the resilience of the global supply chain.
We will have another update from the Secretary’s trip tomorrow.