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Air Cargo Security

INFORMATION IN THIS CHAPTER:

• How shipping cargo affects overall security for in-transit cargo

• Nuances to air cargo that increase risk and decrease visibility

• Impact of government attention to air cargo on loss prevention and overall supply chain security

• Methods for ensuring proper supply chain security compliance in air cargo

The nation’s economy relies on fast and on-time cargo delivery. Air plays a critical component, facilitating deliveries of high demand (and often high value) cargo across the country in timelines measured in hours as opposed to days or weeks. In 2008, U.S. air carriers carried about 4.4 million tons of international air cargo, accounting for 18% of the 25 million tons transported globally ...

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