Air cargo goes crazy for K-9 security
New international safety requirements are coming into force in just four months, requiring countries to implement 100% screening programs for each shipment on all-cargo aircraft.
In order to check for explosives, many airlines and freight service providers opt for qualified canines because they are also more cost-effective and cheaper than imaging equipment or other methods.
There is going to be a massive increase in demand for canines, and by June 30, indirect air carriers and all-cargo carriers are likely to be scrambling to get canines in place,’ said Doug Brittin, a former head of the air cargo division of the TSA who established air cargo screening systems on passenger aircraft.
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