FCS gets tough on cargo collection

FRAPORT Cargo Services has been awarded a police certification for the introduction of a newly developed freight delivery procedure. The certification attests “excellent security in the field of freight delivery” to the Fraport corporate group.

The system aims to stop organised crime rings taking possession of incoming cargo in Frankfurt, by using manipulated delivery documents.

A monitoring system has been installed in the freight delivery area. Customers collecting freight need to identify themselves by presenting a valid identity card and personal data is entered on all freight documents by the collecting customers themselves. Supplied freight documents are checked with black light for water marks and all documents are provided a time stamp. In the case of irregularities – and only in that case – the collecting customer can be identified by video surveillance on the basis of the airwaybill number and the time stamp on the freight documents.

“The security standard we have now achieved, comprises neither the personal rights of the collecting person, nor those of our employees. Despite of the deployment of video surveillance, our specialists have succeeded in designing economic and efficient handling procedures, with no constraints regarding data protection regulations and which are met with positive response by both, the criminal investigation department and our customers,” said Dr Stefan Schulte, deputy chairman of the board at Fraport AG.

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