FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Today’s Publishing of the Air Cargo Screening IFR
Adds Considerable Significance to the First Air Cargo Security Summit
Orlando, Florida USA— The First Air Cargo Security Summit being co-hosted by the Global Trade and Commerce Association, Inc. (GTCA) and the Cargo Security Alliance (CSA) was given added significance by today’s publishing of the TSA’s long-awaited Interim Final Rule (IFR) to implement its Certified Cargo Screening Program (CCSP), as authorized by the 9/11 Act. The CCSP, a voluntary program, is the linchpin of TSA’s air cargo screening strategy, and is being deployed to establish full supply chain security of air cargo by August 2010.
The IFR addresses many of the questions that Shippers, Freight Forwarders, Indirect Air Carriers (IACs) and Air Carriers have about implementing this program, under which TSA will certify cargo screening facilities to screen cargo before it is tendered to aircraft operators for carriage on passenger aircraft.
TSA’s Marc Rossi, Branch Chief of the CCSP, and Doug Brittin, Air Cargo Manager, will be on hand at the First Air Cargo Security Summit to answer questions about the role the CCSP will play in overcoming the hurdles inherent in a 100 percent screening requirement. This provides an excellent opportunity to learn precisely what needs to be done to prepare for the August 2010 deadline and ensure compliance.
The Federal Register notice and text of the TSA interim final rule may be accessed here:
About the First Air Cargo Security Summit
The Global Trade and Commerce Association, Inc. (GTCA) and the Cargo Security Alliance (CSA) are co-hosting the first Air Cargo Security Summit. The event will be held at the DoubleTree Resort Orlando, on International Drive on September 30 and October 1, 2009. Tim Giuliani, Director of Corporate Outreach and Development for the Florida Chamber of Commerce, will be the guest of honor and speaker at the first day’s luncheon. In addition, there will be a reception and equipment demonstration at the offices of LimitLess International, Inc. the evening of September 30, with presentations by several major screening equipment manufacturers, including GE, L-3 Communications, and Smiths’ Detection.
Presenting the summit is part of an effort to educate air shippers and others in the transportation industry on the importance and ramifications of a congressional law requiring the screening of all air cargo placed on passenger jets by August 2010. Non-compliance could result in delays in cargo movement. This possibility adds considerable importance to TSA’s educational efforts. In addition to TSA, USDA and Customs personnel, transportation experts and educators from the Cargo Security Alliance, major trade associations, legal experts, and representatives of US-based and foreign airlines will be there to conduct some of the educational programs.
More information about the Air Cargo Security Summit may be found at the Summit website: http://www.GTCAinc.com/index_events.php
About Limitless International, Inc.
LimitLess International, Inc.