Hodgepodge system guards the nation's seaports, and in
post-Sept. 11 world, that has officials worried
David Armstrong, Chronicle Staff Writer
Every day, 800,000 cargo containers pass through the nation's
Only 2 percent of those containers -- which are used to transport
everything from imported car parts to running shoes -- are opened
and inspected by U.S. Customs Service inspectors on site.
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