Cargo Screening Regulations: July 1, 2021

July 15, 2021

Screening on all cargo flights will be implemented in accordance with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

Effective June 30, 2021, new security regulations previously announced in 2016 will be implemented in accordance with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). 

This order mandates security screening on all cargo and passenger flights. While shippers have the option to become a Certified Cargo Screener as part of their global supply chain security initiatives, many will choose to have this service provided to them by 3rd party screeners and their logistics service partners.

Crane will provide screening services where applicable and cooperate with our airline partners, who will conduct this screening on our behalf.  Consequently, there are likely to be changes to the current freight tender process as the program is implemented.  In addition, depending on the airline, certain cut off times for lock-out may be adjusted to accommodate the additional time required for screening.

While not consistent with every airline (passenger and cargo), here are some potential challenges that could impact supply chains should cargo not be tendered within timelines set by each carrier:

  • Hazardous and dangerous goods 
  • Barrels, drums, pressurized containers
  • Buckets containing liquids, solids or powders 
  • Perishable/temperature controlled cargo 
  • Loose cargo

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the new screening regulation begin? 

All international air freight will be screened from July 1st, 2021 

What are the changes being implemented? 

This new directive requires all freight transported on cargo flights to adhere to the new screening process, including both passenger and freighter flights. 

How does this impact my shipments? 

Cut-off times will be dependent on if your cargo has been screened. Due to the increased amount of cargo being screened, there could be delays in the future. Crane Worldwide advises allowing for additional transit time to allow for screening to take place. Airlines are implementing an additional screening fee for this service. 

Please reach out to your local representative for any questions you may have; our locations are available here



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