How is the air cargo industry preparing itself to implement the U.S. Government’s mandate for screening 100 percent of all international inbound cargo aboard passenger aircraft by August 2010? That’s the number one question for the air freight industry as it faces the challenge of meeting the 2007 Homeland Security law.
Aviation and security experts will address this critical issue during a free webinar to be released April 14 by Air Cargo World. The webcast will be available afterward, on demand, at http://www.aircargoworld.com/screening.
The discussion and analysis will include presentations from a panel discussion held at AirCargo 2009 and newly released interviews with the panelists by Paul Page, editor of The Journal of Commerce.
The webcast will be broadcast for the first time at 2:00 p.m. EST, April 14, and can be viewed any time after.
The topic is especially timely as the industry has only recently met the congressional deadline to screen 50 percent of all air cargo and now faces major operational and financial hurdles to meet the 2010 deadline of 100 per cent.
Participants in the Air Cargo World webinar will include The Honorable Asa Hutchinson, former Under Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security and chairman of the Safe Commerce Coalition; Dave Brooks, President of America Airlines Cargo; Brandon Fried, Executive Director of the Airforwarders Association; Chris Connell, President, Commodity Forwarders Inc., and Brad Elrod from Global Logistics Security at Pfizer Pharmaceuticals.
“It is imperative that our industry pulls together if we are to meet the mandate,” said Steve Prince, publisher of Air Cargo World. “We need to share best practices and explore ideas for innovative operational, security and financial steps that can be taken to adapt to the 100 percent screening environment.”
Prince added, “While initial reports are somewhat optimistic about the impact on the supply chain, a number of critical issues remain. For example, how will the new ruling impact businesses and consumers who rely on just-in-time delivery, such as medicines?”
This free webcast will help airlines and forwarders to establish or strengthen procedures that will ensure compliance by the deadline.
The webinar is sponsored by American Airlines Cargo. You can register to view this free broadcast by clicking here.