Cebu Pacific (CEB) and Cargohaus inaugurated the Smiths Detection CIP-300 air cargo inspection portal at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3 yesteday. The air cargo inspection portal is the ‘first of its kind’ to be installed in an airport in Asia. It will be for Cebu Pacific Air’s priority use for all transshipment cargo loaded in international flights to and from Manila.
The portal can accommodate and screen up to nine tonnes of air cargo dolleys and unit load devices. It is powered by a low-energy X-ray source and uses advanced material discrimination software which provides high quality images that reveal detailed contents of freight and baggage.
Cebu Pacific’s vice president for fuel and cargo operations, Joey Macagga, said: “CEB is proud to be the first carrier to use this state-of-the-art air cargo inspection portal. Enhanced speed and accuracy of cargo inspection would greatly benefit our shippers and consignees, as we continue to operate airport-to-airport cargo delivery via our extensive route network.”
CEB Cargo currently serves 34 domestic and 27 international destinations. Its services also include transshipments through 21 interline global partners.