Logistics company DHL says it has met the mandate set by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to screen all cargo that is transported on passenger aircraft originating in the United States. The TSA requirement went into effect on August 1, 2010.
Over the past 18 months, DHL has implemented several actions, including training and certifying screeners and supervisors at its certified cargo screening facilities, to ensure that its three divisions transporting cargo shipments would be prepared to deliver safe and secure service.
DHL worked closely with the TSA to identify the gateways that handle most cargo. The company mapped the TSA gateways to its own gateways to ensure coverage of the locations through which the largest cargo volumes flow, and has been screening 100% of the cargo it places on outbound passenger flights since May 2010.
Both DHL's Express and Global Forwarding divisions have served as advocates for the TSA's Certified Cargo Screening Facilities (CCSF) program by assisting the agency in its outreach to shippers seeking certification. DHL's Global Forwarding hosted training sessions for customers in the life sciences and automotive sectors looking to become certified screeners.
DHL's Global Mail division is also screening all of its expedited domestic and international mail and parcel shipments, which are all transported by air.
All DHL business units are utilizing TSA-approved screening technology and physical search.