In preparation for the European Union air freight security regulations going into effect on April 29, 2013, Logwin has invested in a second X-ray scanner and more manpower for inspecting air cargo shipments at the main airports in Germany.
The equipment, purchased in Düsseldorf, Germany, went into operation at the end of March at the logistics service provider’s facility at Stuttgart Airport.
The regulation will cause more than 40,000 businesses in Germany to lose their status as “known consigners,” since only a small fraction of them have gained certification in accordance with the new EU regulation, Logwin said.
“According to our analyses, the volume of freight that will be legally classified as unsecured will increase eightfold at our locations,” said Werner Sander, location manager at Logwin in Stuttgart, in a written statement. “Third-party equipment would not be sufficient to inspect all consignments in a timely manner.”