Sunday, May 19, 2024

FTA boosts air cargo training with TrainingTeam acquisition

The UK’s Freight Transport Association (FTA) has acquired TrainingTeam, a specialist in classroom and online training courses which focus on air cargo security and the movement of dangerous goods by air, road and sea. “No one knows logistics quite like us,” says David Wells, FTA chief executive.  “This acquisition strengthens our ability to ensure that […]

Global events increasing threat to air cargo security

The threat to air cargo security has never been higher and investments in the latest screening technology are a top priority for industry operators. On 15 July, two terrorists were foiled in Australia and police allege components for an improvised explosive device (IED) were sent to Sydney Airport in an airfreight shipment from Turkey via […]

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 […]

Ban on direct cargo flights from Bangladesh could soon be lifted

Hopes are rising a ban on direct cargo flights from Bangladesh could be lifted soon a senior official with Biman Bangladesh tells Michael Mackey. Airport regulator, the Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB), is near to completing the installation of dual view scanning machines, something their overseas counterparts wanted, Biman managing director and chief executive officer, […]

Fried: regulatory overload akin to being nibbled to death by ducks

Freight forwarders in the US feel the air cargo industry is a bit “lacklustre” at present according to Airforwarders Association (AfA) executive director, Brandon Fried. He explains to Air Cargo Week that is the term members of AfA sum it up best while they have seen better, but have also seen worse. Fried says AfA […]

Industry on security alert after global terrorist acts

Security is on the minds of air cargo industry decision makers after the wave of terrorist attacks and the intense scrutiny of shipments and processes has been further stepped up. Operators across the supply chain are on high alert to potential attacks after the Metrojet flight 9268 on 31 October was ripped apart by a […]