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MPS and GSC Join Forces To Address Cargo Security Issues

“Serving the security needs of the Global Intermodal Transportation Industry is our vision at MPS; establishing this new strategic alliance with Global Secure Cargo (GSC) and the creation of the Logistics/Monitoring Center (LMC) is a natural evolution for us”, said John Bennett, CEO of MPS speaking at a corporate gathering in Ft. Lauderdale.

Bennett continued, “… It’s not easy to keep pace with technological changes, while staying abreast of shifting requirements, needs and directions in the marketplace. The world is a different place today. The need for various types and methods – as well as levels of security -- is imperative, in order to protect world trade and the world’s economies. We here at MPS are exceptionally happy with the alliance we have created with (GSC). The concept of 24/7 monitoring has been a cornerstone in the design of our corporate development strategy. Along with our strategic partner GSC, MPS will continue as the provider of the “total security solution” to the international trade community. Together, we will remain a leader in the worlds maritime and intermodal transport security arena.”

The LMC situated inside a 24,000 sq.ft. building, in Deerfield Beach, Fl., is not only state of the art, but is DOD (Department of Defense) certified, designed specially to house monitoring and dispatch. The LMC is fully self-sufficient relative to power and control systems, and will have complete redundancy in both computer and back up systems – both on-site and off. The LMC will be staffed around-the-clock with operators tracking and monitoring client containers and cargo – as well as ships, floating storage units (FSU’s), and the like.

The facility also serves as corporate headquarters for MPS and home to GSC’s U.S. based operations. Nick Smith, CEO of GSC said in a phone interview that: “Everyone in our company and all those affiliated with this venture… are quite excited about everything that’s taking place, and for good reason. In July, our product launch; August, formalizing arrangements with MPS; September, the Maritime Expo in New York (Sept 14th & 15th); and in October, the Eyefortransport Cargo Security Forum in Washington DC (Oct 18th & 19th). For a relatively new company, we’ve been quite busy.”

About GSC:

Global Secure Cargo was formally organized at the end of 2003 and immediately proceeded with the development of the most advanced Satellite tracking and security device available for the Cargo Container Shipping Industry. GSC accomplished this goal in September of 2004 with the SCS101DT. This state of the art device integrating Inmarsat D+ and GSM technologies, form the first fully redundant dual technology tracking and security system for the container industry. The SCS101DT has complete Global coverage, operating anywhere on Earth -- land or water.

GSC is an innovative company whose fundamental purposes are the creation, production, and marketing of the SCS 101. The SCS 101 is a state of the art INMARSAT D+ microburst communication technology used in combination with a GSM GPRS radio unit, which allows continuous tracking of cargo through a unique system that it is fully redundant. Through the use of a secure Internet platform for conducting real-time tracking, we allow users to directly interact with commercial back-end data systems. Consequently, customers know where their cargo is from origin to destination. Our unique leasing system operates within the confines of a cost-effective and profitable economic model. This design is uniquely suited for the cargo container industry.

GSC’s technology allows continuous satellite or GSM communications from container to container, from container to logistic center, from logistic center to container, and from logistic center to authorities and customers. We are not only concerned with theft and damage to our customer’s cargo, but also with the potential threat to the people of the world. Built on years of experience in satellite tracking and maritime security, our dedication to keep international trade safely flowing contributes to our customer’s success and satisfaction.

GSC’s security applications have been validated through rigorous testing and have been proven effective in demanding environments, and should be considered an essential element in global cargo security.

About MPS:

With a well-balanced, trans-Atlantic base of operations, from key locations in both the United States and the United Kingdom, MPS is acknowledged as being at the center of the critical dimension of maritime security. Accordingly, MPS has diligently pursued and earned a well-deserved leadership position, not only in the US and the UK, but also around the world. Committed to setting the standard for the industry, MPS -- through a unique integral-discipline methodology -- has consistently been able to respond directly to the diverse and demanding needs of an impressive international client group, that includes some of the world's most strategic and prominent seaports, shipping companies, industry leaders and governments.

Recognized by the US Coast Guard, The MCA, Bureau Veritas, Transec, Lloyds Registry and a host of other regulatory authorities for providing exceptional services and training, MPS has established a firm position at the forefront of compliance management and consulting regarding: the International Ship and Port Security Code (ISPS), the US Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002 (MTSA) and the ILO’s Code of Practice (COP).

As the only known, private company to have an established education/training program in association with and through an accredited institution -- Maine Maritime Academy, one of the most recognizable and esteemed institutions of higher learning for the maritime industry – MPS is preparing to expand this initiative by entering the Long Distance Learning (LDL) arena by offering a series of: continuing education courses, graduate courses, certification courses and trainings. Then consider services like: their unique Incident Response and Recovery or Consequence Management Program – each designed to provide timely, appropriate, and effective support, through deliberate planning, to mitigate the impact of any crisis.

To learn more about MPS and it’s programs and offerings, visit our website at: or contact us directly by calling: US 1-954-522-4441 or UK +44(0)1202 684686. For more information about Maine Maritime Academy, you can visit their website at: or contact them directly by calling: 207-326-2211. For more information about Global Secure Cargo, you can visit their website at: or contact them directly by calling: (618) 964-9992

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