TSA Investigates OHL Freight Forwarder for Screening Lapses

Jan. 4, 2011
OHL has suspended the U.S. air export business of Activair, its freight forwarding unit, due to an investigation by the TSA over alleged failure to screen for bombs on passenger flights

OHL International, a third-party logistics provider (3PL), has suspended the U.S. air export business of Activair, one of OHL's freight forwarding units in the U.S., as a result of an ongoing investigation conducted by the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA).

According to a CBS News report, “the TSA is investigating allegations that [Activair] failed to screen for possible bombs and explosives in millions of pounds of cargo carried on international passenger flights over the last eight months.”

OHL will continue to ship cargo from the U.S. via air through its Barthco International subsidiary, a TSA-authorized indirect air carrier. Activair's ocean and other international shipping businesses are unaffected by the suspension.

Activair is said to be fully cooperating with the inquiry by the TSA, according to an OHL spokesperson.

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