Air Cargo Management

TSA expands its programme for screening air cargo

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The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has expanded its ‘Certified Cargo Screening Program’ to allow more shippers to enter the secure supply chain.

John Beckius, TSA executive director for air cargo, said: “The Certified Cargo Screening Program ensures that air cargo moves more quickly and securely through the supply chain.

“With this expansion, TSA will partner with interested participants in the cargo supply chain to carry out a TSA-approved security programme and adhere to rigorous chain-of-custody requirements.

“This will enable certified programme participants to package and ship secure air cargo, while reducing the need for additional screening requirements later in the supply chain.”

On June 30, 2021, TSA mandated that all air cargo originating in the US and destined for non-US locations be screened or secured before being loaded onto an aircraft to meet international standards and to address potential threats to aviation.

TSA is actively encouraging indirect air carriers, manufacturing facilities, assembly facilities, shippers, warehouses, and distribution centres to apply for and become a Certified Cargo Screening Facility. Achieving this will mean they will be certified by TSA to assemble, pack, secure, and tender cargo for air transport in a secured manner, where no additional screening will be required.

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