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Cargo rules add work

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Tuesday, July 20, 2010
The 9/11 Act endorsed by Congress in 2007 means that now all passenger aircraft cargo must be screened for explosives.

The mandate means a lot more work for Cargo Screening and Compliance LLC, the only Metro-area company certified by the Transportation Security Administration to screen airport cargo.

"We anticipate handling a lot of produce," said Janelle Hutchinson, the company's corporate security coordinator, as well as flowers and auto parts.

The law requires screening at the piece level, which means that shipments that are bundled together and shrink-wrapped on pallets or packed in containers have to be taken apart and reviewed and then repackaged.

Read more at OregonLive.com.

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