Beginning 1st of August 2010 the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will implement 100% cargo security screening on cargo transported on passenger aircraft. Every shipment of cargo carried on a passenger aircraft will require screening at piece level, prior to being transported on any passenger aircraft. Skids and pallets will have to be taken apart, screened and reconfigured. This procedure will impact customers who’s shippers are not known shippers, with additional costs.
Our USA offices have issued letters to all regular shippers asking to have completed a written consent form to tender cargo on their behalf for air transportation, as without this written consent to screen, we will be unable to handle air export cargo.
Airline security is increasing in most countries, as reported already last month with similar changes to German security regulations.
Source: Rohlig Logistics