As we all know, the industry has worked hard with regulators globally to enable cargo screening to be conducted throughout the supply chain, thus avoiding the logjams at airline facilities and airports that would likely occur if carriers were the only entities authorized to perform this vital function. As a result, in many countries regulated agents, shippers, and other parties are now able to screen shipments, adding greatly to efficiency and security of air cargo shipments.
In order for this to continue, all of us must do our part to ensure full compliance with all policies and procedures. We must continue to demonstrate to regulators that we are fully capable in this effort, in light of continually evolving threats to aviation.
This means that we cannot let our vigilance erode in any manner. Our implementation, training and audit procedures need to continue to be at the top of our game on a daily basis. Where we see vulnerabilities, we must move quickly to correct them. Share best practices wherever possible. If in doubt, reach out to your regulatory partners to seek the best solution.
We’ve come a long way, but must always do our part to secure our business, and our future.