ICAO hopes to have cargo security guidelines rolled out by early 2011
ICAO secretary-general Raymond Benjamin hopes to have the new guidelines for global air cargo security ready and rolled out once all governments provide feedback on the proposals on the issue by Jan-2011 (Business Times, 03-Dec-2010). Among the proposals is to move cargo security inspections further down the supply chain, where shipments are screened before reaching the airport. Mr Benjamin added that 100% cargo screenings was neither practical not practicable. He also recently signed a MoU with the CAAS to establish an aviation security training programme.