Enhancing Cargo Security: Moving Forward . David Fielder - Corporate Security Manager: Asia Pacific, China and S. Asia - Chairman: FIATA Advisory Body on Security Matters - FAPAA: Security Advisor - Director: TAPA Asia. What do you understand by Cargo Security?.
David Fielder- Corporate Security Manager: Asia Pacific, China and S. Asia- Chairman: FIATA Advisory Body on Security Matters- FAPAA: Security Advisor- Director: TAPA Asia
TSA want clear plastic so that carrier knows what is on the pallet
Forwarder wants a secure pallet to prevent theft.
The two are diametrically opposed?
Without the Road Map for the future, and without a target there can only be one result>>
First announcement to Forwarders only days before deadline
Confidential data to carriers said to be much earlier
Restriction on data release due to SSI rules
(Secure and Sensitive Information)
Yet we all have interest to protect cargo!!!!
THIS DID NOT WORK WELL
by regulations alone?
Regulations must be practical to achieve the results
Regulators MUST ensure industry collaboration
ICAO Security Secretariat has established a working group on Aviation Supply Chain Security which includes regulators, carriers and forwarders
But what is the definition of a “Supply Chain?”
IATA CONCEPT OF A SUPPLY CHAIN
What is missing?
A chain is a serious of links from one end to the other, but what defines the ends?
from Reactionary to Pro-active
Lockerbie Bombing – enhanced security checks on luggage
9/11 : Various US Acts to enhance aviation security including amendment 10 to Annex 17
Shoe Bomber: taking shoes off when passing airport security
Bomb in underpants: full body scanners to be introduced
Person found hiding in cargo: ACSIP Rules (Jack in the Box rules)
So what is next?
The right strategy with the correct linked partners will bring results
BUT : what if there is a break in the chain?
We Fail and are Exposed to risk,
WHAT IS THE INCENTIVE TO STOP THE WAR ON TERROR AND DO GOVERNEMNETS REALLY WANT TO?
The war on terror:
Ensures employment globally for millions of people at borders
Ensures jobs for millions of people producing Security Equipment
Helps country’s GDP in developing the Security Business which was not badly affected by the recession
Helps reduce unemployment
The future is inevitable and Security enhancement / growth is inevitable, so where are we going?>>>>>>>>
Further developments in bio chips and even in-bedded chips
Change of cargo types being placed on carriers
Body scanners at aircraft doors
100% screening of cargo
Bigger x-ray equipment
Carriers with built in ETD sniffers in cargo holders
With so much pre-advice data being required and transmitted on individuals before a flight and with ever increasing data storage, are we heading towards a Unique Passenger Code which one day might also replace or augment the passport or be a worldwide standard ID Card for aviation travel issued by the UN?
Acceptance by Regulators that forwarders know best how to secure their cargo against theft (and at same time intrusion).
Accepting the question: Does the known shipper process really work?
Will IATA Secure freight program really take off or be needed in light of likely 100% screening?
Are we tying ourselves in notes over regulatory compliance that doesn’t work?
I would like to see:
Less Bureaucracy and rules and regulations.
The more the red tape and rules being clearly Black and white, the less common sense and initiatives happen by individuals to thwarting terrorism.
The more solid the rules sets the framework for the terrorist to breach without hidden surprises.