RCAR will tighten cargo security
Singapore - Cargo can be made more secure with the implementation of the Regulated Air Cargo Agents Regime (RCAR), said Darren Han, assistant manager of air cargo operations for CAAS.The Regulated Air Cargo Agents Regime (RCAR), brainchild of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) is available to cargo terminal operators, commercial and legal entity or consignor of air cargo such as freight forwarder, freight consolidator and freight carriers. The regime is expected to boost cargo security on passenger flights, and is highly recommended by ICAO.
Singapore implemented this regime on 1 April this year, joining a list of countries which include Hong Kong, UK, France, Japan, Australia and New Zealand.
The RCAR in Singapore is maintained by Airport Police Division and will protect air cargo originating or transiting at Changi Airport from unauthorised interference.
Darren Han, assistant airport manager of air cargo operations for Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) says, "the RCAR implemented in Singapore will ensure that consignments originate from regulated agents or secured sources, while maintaining a high level of security for cargo shipments to prevent any illegal, unauthorised tampering and sabotage".
The implementation of the RCAR is expected to boost Changi Airport's position as an air cargo hub while enhancing the integrity of air cargo transported out of Singapore.
- Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore
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