Lufthansa Cargo AG has been the first air carrier to receive the US Department of Homeland Security SAFETY Act Designation for the screening of air cargo departing the United States. James LoBello, Head of Security, The Americas, states: "In working with the Department of Homeland Security we are proud to be the first air carrier to receive the U.S. SAFETY Act Desig-nation which extends certain liability protections to our customers.” This protection covers the services of air cargo screening, security training and quality control audits in the United States and its Territories.
“With the reception of the SAFETY Act Designation Lufthansa Cargo has again proven its industry leadership position in the area of air cargo security”, emphasized James LoBello. The airline has invested heavily to further improve air cargo security over the recent years. In the Americas, Luf-thansa Cargo has implemented new x-ray and trace detection machines into operation and is currently increasing the number of security experts at its stations significantly. “With these invest-ments in equipment, resources and programs, we are striving for the highest possible security along with the most efficient processes in order to benefit our customers”, stressed LoBello.
The SAFETY Act provides legal liability protections for providers of Qualified Anti-Terrorism Tech-nologies – whether they are products or services. The goal of the SAFETY Act is to encourage the development and deployment of new and innovative anti-terrorism products and services by providing liability protections. Further information: http://www.safetyact.gov