Executive Briefings

TSA Urges Contractors to Improve Cargo Screening Program

The Transportation Security Administration has asked contractors to respond to the Certified Cargo Screening Program and develop solutions that can screen all sizes and dimensions of cargo off-site--not at an airport's cargo terminal--so that the facilities are convenient for freight forwarders. There are currently 18 different TSA cargo-scanning projects in various stages of implementation throughout U.S. airports, though TSA declined to name participants.
"We have a lot of shippers who ship large quantities of goods through commercial as well as cargo airlines and we want to speed up that process and make it secure," says Dwayne Baird, TSA spokesperson and public affairs manager. "We want them to have equipment that can screen large volumes of goods off-site and certify the cargo as secure. As long as they maintain the chain of custody from their facility to our airport, we can consider that shipment as screened and secure."
Source: Air Cargo World

The Transportation Security Administration has asked contractors to respond to the Certified Cargo Screening Program and develop solutions that can screen all sizes and dimensions of cargo off-site--not at an airport's cargo terminal--so that the facilities are convenient for freight forwarders. There are currently 18 different TSA cargo-scanning projects in various stages of implementation throughout U.S. airports, though TSA declined to name participants.
"We have a lot of shippers who ship large quantities of goods through commercial as well as cargo airlines and we want to speed up that process and make it secure," says Dwayne Baird, TSA spokesperson and public affairs manager. "We want them to have equipment that can screen large volumes of goods off-site and certify the cargo as secure. As long as they maintain the chain of custody from their facility to our airport, we can consider that shipment as screened and secure."
Source: Air Cargo World