TIACA Conference Warns of 'Significant Disruption' if U.S. Enforces December 31, 2011 Deadline
For 100% Cargo Screening
The air cargo industry, manufacturers, exporters, importers and consumers will face the prospect of significant global supply chain disruption if the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) enforces a proposed deadline of December 31st 2011 for 100% screening of all international inbound cargo on passenger aircraft.
The subject dominated day two of The International Air Cargo Association’s (TIACA) Executive Summit in
Neel Shah, Senior Vice President & Chief Cargo Officer for Delta Air Lines and a TIACA Board Member, spoke as the newly-elected chairman of TIACA’s Security Sub-committee. He voiced his concern over the lack of progress in certifying foreign country air cargo security programs.
He commented: “Unless TSA and, more broadly speaking, the entire
Doug Brittin had earlier told TIACA delegates that the TSA is still considering whether to establish December 31, 2011 as the new deadline, two years earlier than originally planned. However, he said that industry input had clarified for TSA that many challenges exist for meeting that timeframe.
Speaking at the Executive Summit, Michael Steen, TIACA Chairman, said the Association’s leadership will heed the panel’s warnings and will make these priority issues in ongoing dialogue with the TSA. “We’ve received strong feedback from our members, not just in
Delegates were welcomed by Thailand’s Deputy Minister, Ministry of Commerce, H. E. Alongkron Ponlaboot, and Barry Nassberg, Executive Vice President and COO, of event hosts, Worldwide Flight Services (WFS). The two-day conference also included presentations on customs innovation, looking at progress and challenges in
At a special gala dinner, TIACA also honored Camille Allaz, former Executive Vice President Cargo for Air