|Vol. 20 No. 24||
Wednesday June 23, 2021
As if it were not enough, that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has a lot of people chasing their tails including importers, exporters, carriers, and freight forwarders ahead of that International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) security edict that takes effect June 30th for 100% screening of all international all-cargo flights, well look again.
Now almost at the eleventh hour, TSA says it is looking for a few good men or women—men and women manufacturers, shippers, suppliers, warehouses, vendors, third-party logistics providers and e-commerce fulfillment centers in the air cargo supply chain to become an Indirect Air Carrier (IAC) and then a Secured Packing Facility (SPF).
“SPFs must apply security controls to secure cargo that moves through the supply chain destined for outbound international locations onboard all-cargo aircraft subject to TSA regulatory oversight,” TSA said.
“If all requirements are met, then cargo moving from an SPF to an all-cargo aircraft operator will not need to be screened,” TSA added.
The requirements include the screening of cargo to identify and/or detect hidden explosives and institute supply chain security controls that prevent the introduction of concealed explosives into air cargo. Shippers will now be required to pay screening fees for all-cargo aircraft shipments.
Reality check confirms that these rules are not new and have been in effect for cargo transported on commercial passenger aircraft since 2010, when TSA established the Certified Cargo Screening Program (CCSP).
Here is the wrinkle. Secure Packing Facility Program just began accepting applications on June 14 when the TSA released the program in Federal Register Notice 86, No 112 FR 31512.
So, 16 days before all hell breaks loose, (or maybe not) TSA comes up with a new program?
Transportation executives, in addition to trying to save their failing businesses during this pandemic and trying to juggle a million other things, are getting thrown one more curve ball in all of this seems to be par for the course in dealing with TSA in 2021.
If you suppose the flying here, is a bit by the seat of the pants, and worse, that you might not measure up to getting what’s right, straight?
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Just as many people in air cargo decided
that enough is enough with this lockdown, and may have chosen in some
respects to throw caution to the winds and attend trade events, or be
damned, it might be helpful to step back a bit and observe that changes
in the organizations that put up these events may leave them unable to
recoup momentum to pull off a trade show or do much else in 2021.
ULD CARE and Airport College join forces for an online webinar on June 29, 2021, where requisite levels of competence in ULD safety operations will be discussed.
I remember that we spent maybe the greatest four days of our recent lives ensconced at a small five-star hotel in Paris about a half a block away from Le Moulin Rouge in Pigalle. Moulin Rouge is the place where the ladies danced and invented the Can-can during the 19th Century and today is still in business and packing them for dinner and a show every night.
So I got to thinking this week about my friend Bob ‘Can-Man’ Rogers in Hong Kong, who just happens to be King of the ULDs.
Bob Rogers is the vital force for years organizing ULD CARE.
Now ULD CARE has moved with the times with an interesting educational outreach teaming up with Helsinki-based Airport College for some online courses backed by an Ex-Finnair Cargo guy and Airport College founder Pertti Mero.
The payoff is that Bob ‘Can Man’ Rogers who knows just about everything when it comes to ULDs, and ‘Professor’ Pertti are bringing the ability to make everybody in your company smarter within reach of the nearest computer, and that is something to dance about.
“What air cargo needs is a cost-effective, affordable, measurable training session for the many hundreds of thousands of people who may have some involvement in ULD operations,” is the reasoning here.
“Our sessions promise to deliver the essential know how to large numbers of people engaged in cargo and ground handling,” Bob & Pertti declared.
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so unlike 2020, this will be a Super Summer 2021 with days and nights at
the beach and the chance once more for some Fun, Fun, Fun!
Just in time for the warmed-up bathing suit weather comes a new show on Apple TV titled, ‘Physical’ starring a big cast of some pretty beautiful Hollywood people, including our son Geoffrey II.
A new show is always exciting, but as daughter Emily readies for her first trip to the shore, Lulu loves the Physical handout that includes room for a girl to get a free ride to the beach.
“I’m hoping to avoid all those signs that say ‘No Friends Allowed,’” Lulu said.
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