systems can assist
air cargo community
Oct 21, 2010 10:03 AM
ComSec International, a Transportation Security Administration (TSA)-certified Independent Cargo Screening Facility (ICSF), offers screening systems to help the air cargo community meet requirements of the 100% screening mandate. Its participation within the Certified Cargo Screening Program (CCSP) is important now that TSA has issued clarification regarding carrier acceptance of shipper-built unit load devices (ULDs).
TSA’s new requirements regarding acceptance of these devices has forced air carriers to change their security standards. United Airlines announced in a letter effective October 11, 2010 that they “will not accept unscreened temperature-controlled units. All cargo tendered in a temperature-controlled ULD must be screened at a certified cargo screening facility before tender to United Cargo.”
Pre-screening temperature-controlled ULDs has become the only option for acceptance at the air carrier and may be the best method for maintaining shipment integrity, especially for the pharmaceutical industry.
Through its security and application of advance screening technology, ComSec is moving beyond the traditional customer base to become a security resource to the pharmaceutical and biotech markets supply chain. Screening offered by ComSec and the guaranteed chain of custody security can keep cold-chain standards intact all the way to the air carrier.
ComSec is a cargo security service provider specializing in advanced technology cargo screening at the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport. A full range of its services can be found at www.comsecinternational.com.
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