MSA Security sniffs out trouble for DHL

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MSA Security and DHL Global Forwarding have joined forces to use explosive detection canine screening for air cargo.

The partnership has grown from a small pilot in 2016 in anticipation of the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) Third Party Canine Program (3PK9), and is now in its third year.

The aviation industry faces evolving explosive threats, and the TSA, carriers and private sector security firms are working together to ensure public safety.

MSA has deployed over 100 explosive detection canine teams, known as Windsor Teams to screen cargo for various clients.

The MSA/DHL partnership was one of the first of its kind, providing valuable insight and lessons learned.

Timothy Upton, head of the TSA Program for DHL Global Forwarding says: “Once we learned the TSA would be allowing third party canine providers to screen cargo for explosives, we immediately reached out to MSA because of their stellar reputation. Once we learned the TSA would be allowing third party canine providers to screen cargo for explosives, we immediately reached out to MSA because of their stellar reputation.”

Marc Murphy, director of air cargo and aviation at MSA Security says: “The partnership with DGF demonstrates for the cargo environment what has already been proven through years of research – properly trained canines are the most effective and efficient method of explosive detection screening. The partnership with DGF demonstrates for the cargo environment what has already been proven through years of research – properly trained canines are the most effective and efficient method of explosive detection screening.”

The Windsor Teams are deployed at 15 DHL Global Forwarding sites in the USA, from John F Kennedy in New York to Los Angeles airport.