Tips for Keeping Your Air Cargo Safe During Large Freight Shipments

Security seals manufacturer, American Casting and Manufacturing, shares tips for keeping your air cargo safe during large freight shipments.

Large air shipments are usually higher in value than smaller land shipments, making them more of a target for theft or tampering. Although there are strict regulations that govern the security measures taken for air cargo, organizations should be taking their own extra steps to ensure security.

The following are some steps you can take to make sure your air cargo stays safe and secure during large freight shipments.

  1. Audit and analyze processes to find potential threats. Take the time to go over the shipment process from start to finish. At each step, determine what security threats are present and where extra precautions are necessary. Revisit this plan each time a process changes, so you can stay on top of any security concerns. Be sure to train all team members thoroughly for security measures at all steps.
  2. Use a layered approach. Layering security methods multiplies effectiveness. This can be done by combining different tools, like using both security seals and tamper-evident tape. It also can mean providing security at multiple points. For air cargo, this could mean securing the aircraft door, the cargo container, and the individual units separately for better combined results.
  3. Utilize barcodes and digital tracking. Cargo theft is becoming extremely advanced and complex. People will go as far as setting up false shipment records or infiltrating shipment plans early in the process. Using barcode tracking and digital records make it more difficult to falsify records or steal information.
  4. Use tamper-evident seals. Tamper-evident seals deter theft because potential thieves cannot tamper with the shipment without leaving clearly-visible evidence. Tamper evident seals that are used for air transport include padlock seals, bolt seals, pull-tight seals, and more.

Remember, you can never be too careful when it comes to securing your air cargo shipments. American Casting and Manufacturing manufactures a wide variety of security seals with customization options to meet your needs.