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Air cargo into the US from Turkey to be screened

Air cargo into the US from Turkey to be screened

The US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced on Thursday that any air cargo coming to the US from Turkey must now be screened.

International broadcaster CNN says on its website, the move has been made to address and enhance emerging threats to cargo and raise the level of global aviation security.

Before the new guidance, screening of all air cargo shipments from Turkey had been carried out on a voluntary basis.

The new mandate comes after a foiled terror plot last month in Australia, which found a senior ISIS commander had shipped partially assembled components of a bomb on a commercial aircraft from Turkey to Australia.

 

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James Graham

James Graham is an award-winning transport media journalist with a long background in the commercial freight sector, including commercial aviation and the aviation supply chain. He was the initial Air Cargo Week journalist and retuned later for a stint as editor. He continues his association as editor of the monthly supplements. He has reported for the newspaper from global locations as well as the UK.

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