FRANKFURT: Lufthansa Cargo AG is now the first air carrier to receive the US Department of Homeland Security SAFETY Act designation for the screening of air cargo departing the US. This covers the services of air cargo screening, security training and quality control audits in the US and its territories. In the Americas, Lufthansa Cargo said it has implemented new X-ray and trace detection machines into operation and is increasing the number of security experts at its stations.
“In working with the Department of Homeland Security we are proud to be the first air carrier to receive the US SAFETY Act designation, which extends certain liability protections to our customers,”said James LoBello, Luftansa’s head of security for the Americas. “With the reception of the SAFETY Act designation Lufthansa Cargo has again proven its industry leadership position in the area of air cargo security.”
The SAFETY Act provides legal liability protections for providers of qualified anti-terrorism technologies–whether products or services. The goal of the SAFETY Act is to encourage the development and deployment of anti-terrorism products and services by providing liability protections.