C.H. ROBINSON opens second air freight screening facility
Jan 28, 2016: C.H. Robinson has opened a second state of the art certified cargo screening facility (CCSF) in Carson, California. This is done to better support air service in the Los Angeles area, reduce delays for customers, and improve tracking capabilities. The first facility was opened on April 18, 2012, in Chicago, IL.
The facility is tied directly to Navisphere, the company's global technology platform, allowing customers to track their freight before, during, and after the CCSF.
The in-house screening facility includes approximately 20,000 square feet of warehouse space, screening machines, and a dedicated air freight team to screen air freight that moves through the facility.
"We're excited about the new screening facility. Rather than relying on a third party to perform the required screenings on their schedule, now we can assure our customers that our trained experts are reviewing their shipments,” said Tim Reiff, general manager, North America air freight. “The facility also features convenient airfreight doors that speed up the process. Once cargo is screened, it can be quickly transferred to or from the airlines."
In 2010, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) mandated that all air cargo be scanned to the piece level prior to loading on a passenger airplane, which is most commonly handled by the airlines or third party facilities. The level of scrutiny required can cause delays if resources and personnel have additional responsibilities as is often the case for airlines and third party facilities. In order to become certified under the TSA's screening program, C.H. Robinson's CCSF had to complete a rigorous certification process.
"Los Angeles is a strategic location for our new CCSF," stated Matt Castle, director, global air services, "It's a primary gateway for our global air service, as well as a key location for domestic air flights. The facility is a great opportunity for our shippers to gain visibility, ensure compliance, and secure protection for their global and domestic air shipments."
C.H. Robinson is a global provider of multimodal logistics services, fresh produce sourcing, and information services to 46,000 customers through a network of more than 280 offices and over 13,000 employees around the world. The company works with 66,000 transportation providers worldwide.