How AIT Ensures Cargo Security, Supply Chain Security
The risk of theft and terrorism to global distribution systems is very real, with the Federal Bureau of Investigation estimating US$30 billion worth of goods are lost each year to cargo theft alone.
AIT Worldwide Logistics takes these threats to supply chain security—and your assets—seriously. Whether you’re moving cargo domestically or internationally, you can count on AIT’s more than four decades of all-encompassing transportation and logistics security to get your freight where it needs to go safely, securely and on time.
Read on to learn more about out how we work with governments and agencies around the world to provide a pivotal role in logistics security via physical, personnel and data protections.
AIT works with security and regulatory affairs departments to oversee all logistics security initiatives, including:
- Compliance with U.S. Export Controls
- Department of Defense Training
- Safety Courses
- Hazmat Transportation Security
- TSA Compliance Training
Yes. AIT joined Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT) organization in 2003 and is proud to take an active role in CTPAT’s goal to protect both the U.S. and international trade industries from terrorists.
AIT’s dedicated team of global, government shipping and supply chain security experts goes beyond the call of duty to provide custom-built supply chain solutions that adhere to strict government supply chain security. Some of our many capabilities include:
- Dedicated government personnel
- 24/7/365 emergency service
- Standard carrier alpha code (SCAC) approval
- Continental United States (CONUS) and Outside Continental United States (OCONUS) coverage
- Supply chain visibility
A U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA)-certified Indirect Air Carrier, we also maintain TSA-certified cargo screening facilities in Los Angeles, Chicago and San Francisco (Life Sciences Division). When necessary, we provide Explosive Trace Detection (ETD), physical search and use of TSA canines.
The TSA requires that certified cargo screening facilities, including AIT’s facilities in Chicago, Los Angeles and Detroit, carry out a TSA-approved supply chain security program and adhere to strict chain of custody requirements.
Cargo must be secured from screening through placement on aircraft. Any facility that tenders cargo directly to an air carrier or indirect air carrier may apply for the program. This includes:
- Distribution centers
- Third-party logistics providers
- Indirect air carriers
- Airport cargo handlers
- Independent cargo screening facilities
TSA principal security inspectors manage the application process and approval of certified cargo screening facilities certification. For more information, visit tsa.gov.