CH Robinson adds new LA cargo screening facility

CH Robinson has opened a new US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) certified cargo screening facility in Los Angeles as it looks to reduce reliance on third-party service providers.
The new in-house screening facility includes approximately 1,850sq m of warehouse space, state of the art screening machines, and a dedicated airfreight team to screen cargo that moves through the facility.
In 2010, TSA mandated that all air cargo be scanned to the piece level prior to loading on a passenger airplane, which is most commonly handled by the airlines or third party facilities.
"The level of scrutiny required can cause delays if resources and personnel have additional responsibilities—as is often the case for airlines and third party facilities," CH Robinson said.
The facility is linked to its Navisphere track and trace software to provide customers with the ability to track their freight.
CH Robinson North America general manager airfreight Tim Reiff said: “We’re excited about the new screening facility.
“Rather than relying on a third party to perform the required screenings on their schedule, now we can assure our customers that our trained experts are reviewing their shipments.
“The facility also features convenient airfreight doors that speed up the process. Once cargo is screened, it can be quickly transferred to or from the airlines.”
In order to become certified under the TSA’s screening programme, the team at CH Robinson’s new facility had to develop and share the facility’s procedures, protocols, policies, and other relevant data as well as go through a two-day site visit, walkthrough, and interviews with key personnel.

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