By Mike M. Ahlers
All in-bound cargo on commercial flights from Europe, the Middle East, and Africa - and quite possibly other areas of the world - is getting screened twice, as a result of the recent terror threats, according to a cargo industry official.
The Department of Homeland Security late last week ordered airlines to increase inspections of cargo at the last point of departure for the United States, said Brandon Fried, executive director of Airforwarders Association, a trade group.
"They said, until further notice, this is what you're going to do," Fried said.
"Nothing unscreened gets on the plane," Fried said. "Basically they said, 'If you used one method, or several methods (of inspecting cargo), you need to do it again. It's redundant, dual screening."FULL STORY