February 03, 2010
The following changes to seafood shipments will go into effect on Feb. 15, 2010, for freight that is not pre-screened by shippers in the TSA's Certified Cargo Screening Program (CCSP):
Seafood shippers already certified
in CCSP will be exempt from the security screening surcharge
for pre-screened shipments. In addition, the tender time for
CCSP-certified shipments will remain two hours prior to departure.
The tender time of four hours prior to departure for freighter
shipments also will
"We strongly encourage all seafood shippers to consider joining the TSA's Certified Cargo Screening Program," said Joe Sprague, Alaska Air Cargo's vice president. "Receiving certified pre-screened freight is the best way to ensure the most efficient and highest quality shipment of seafood products to market."
To learn more about the TSA's Certified Cargo Screening Program, visit www.tsa.gov/ccsp or contact TSA representative Marilyn Christiansen at (907) 602-8560.
Alaska Air Cargo operates the
most extensive air cargo operation on the U.S.West Coast of any
passenger airline. Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, subsidiaries
of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK), together serve more than 90
cities through an expansive network in Alaska, the Lower 48,
Hawaii, Canada and
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