Sudden TSA security updates surprise industry The air cargo sector has been caught off-guard by a sudden announcement by the United States Transport Security Administration (TSA), who on 29 December issued a notice that updates to Security Programs for all US and non US-based freighters flying within, into and out of the US, must be implemented by 16 February. “The timing of the announcement over the holiday season, and the short implementation period … [Read more...] about Sudden TSA security updates surprise industry
Viable, effective air cargo screening technologies are an essential part of a multilayered, risk- and threat-based approach to air cargo security, says a new position paper from the Global Air Cargo Advisory Group (GACAG). While stating its support of ICAO Annex 17 and its guidance material as the baseline documents for air cargo security, GACAG encourages ICAO members to use standard international codes for screening technologies and protocols. It also urges ICAO to develop global … [Read more...] about GACAG outlines air cargo security needs
The Global Air Cargo Advisory Group (GACAG) must build on its achievements of the last two years and provide "clear pointers, direction and targets," said its new chairman, Oliver Evans. “GACAG is very much a collaborative effort and therefore each member carries equal responsibility and weight. It is a great honour for each of us to have the responsibility to speak on behalf of the entire air cargo industry, thanks to our efforts to form such a powerful coalition. We have achieved much in … [Read more...] about Clear pointers, direction and targets: GACAG chief
E-freight: Has its time come? It would be fair to say that things have never looked better for the much maligned, heavily criticised and quite frankly, often misunderstood, e-freight initiative. With increasing buy-in by carriers, governments, freight forwarders and a number of global and local organisations actively promoting it, e-freight suddenly appears to have been shifted into higher gear. Donald Urquhart reports from Geneva. No doubt plumped by the relatively rapid success of … [Read more...] about E-freight: Has its time come?