Ready as a RACSF
In Hong Kong, Icao began its enhancement of international standards on air cargo security on 1 January 2020, and the fourth and final stage starts today, 1 March 2021.
The Hong Kong-based U-Freight Group says that it is well placed to assist shippers as one of the first freight forwarders to have one of its hubs certified by the civil aviation department as a regulated air cargo screening facility (RACSF).
Over two years ago, the company installed an X-ray machine at its Golden Bear Industrial Centre, giving staff adequate time to gain experience in the scanning process, as well as helping to identify prohibited/suspect products inside the increasing number of e-commerce parcels it handles. A second enhanced X-ray machine installed in July 2019 can scan consignments up to pallet size. (ah)