PTS Logistics (PTSL) – The K9s at PTSL’s Certified Cargo Screening Facility (CCSF) in Chicago, IL
As the world becomes more interconnected and globalized, the need for secure and efficient cargo screening processes is greater than ever. This is especially true for air cargo, which is transported across borders and continents every day. One method that has proven to be highly effective in cargo screening is the use of canines. In this blog post, we will explore how a certified cargo screening facility uses canines for cargo screening.
What is a Certified Cargo Screening Facility?
Firstly, it is important to understand what a certified cargo screening facility (CCSF) is. A CCSF is a facility that has been certified by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to screen cargo for air transportation. The CCSF must meet strict security standards and use approved screening methods, which include physical screening, X-ray screening, and canine screening.
Canine screening is a highly effective method of cargo screening. The dogs used in cargo screening are trained to detect specific scents that are associated with explosives and other dangerous substances. These dogs are highly trained and have a very strong sense of smell, which makes them highly effective in detecting hidden threats.
The canine screening process is simple but highly effective. The cargo is brought to the screening area and the dogs are then brought into sniff around the cargo. If the dog detects the scent of any dangerous substances, it will alert its handler by sitting down or indicating in some other way. The cargo will then be further screened to determine the source of the alert.
Speed and Efficiency
One of the advantages of canine screening is its speed and efficiency. The dogs can quickly and accurately screen large volumes of cargo, which can save time and increase efficiency. In addition, canine screening can be used in conjunction with other screening methods to provide a more comprehensive screening process.
Another advantage of canine screening is that it is non-intrusive. Unlike physical screening, which may require the cargo to be opened and inspected, canine screening does not require any physical contact with the cargo. This means that the cargo can be screened without being damaged or delayed.
PTSL Has K9 Teams, Explosive Trace Detection Equipment (ETD) and X-Ray Machine
The highly trained dogs at PTS Logistics can detect dangerous substances quickly and accurately, which helps to ensure the safety of air transportation. If you are involved in air cargo transportation, it is important to work with a certified cargo screening facility like PTS Logistics that uses canine screening to ensure the highest level of security and efficiency. Also, PTS Logistics can screen drums & jerricans with the ETD & X-Ray machines on-site.
Contact us today to speak with our team to see how we can help you get your cargo screened and tendered to the airlines without delay!
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