TSA turns back on screening target
06 / 10 / 2011
THE US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has bowed down to industry pressure and postponed its 31 December deadline for 100 per cent screening on cargo bound for the US.
The TSA has not released the information publicly but informed TIACA and The US Airforwarders Association.
Following an April feud when Neel Shah (pictured), chief cargo officer at Delta Air Lines, warned of significant global supply chain disruption over the deadline, TIACA is happy to be working with the TSA.
“We expect to engage in further consultation with [the] TSA along with other industry partners to ensure we continue to maintain the highest possible levels of air cargo and aviation security. This has always been our priority, and we are pleased that [the] TSA has taken into account industry’s views. We need to maintain this truly collaborative approach to continue improving and evolving security.”