Secure Cargo Movements.
Air-Freight that has been screened to ensure it does not contain any prohibited matter that can endanger an aircraft, can be declared Secure Cargo and carried by air. There are several screening methods used including X-ray. After the freight has been screened, by an appropriate method it may be carried by air as stated above. Once the status has been established, we at PRS, being a Regulated Agent, can ensure that freight travelling in one of our vehicles maintains it's 'Secure' status and therefore avoiding the need for any re screening at the airline handlers premises. Exporters who have satisfied The Department for Transport (DfT) security requirements are shown on a database as Known Consignors who can use a 'Regulated Agent' such as PRS for transporting their goods, thus avoiding any additional costs and time by having to have their freight screened prior to being loaded to the Aircraft.
SPX Cargo Movements
All cargo which is to be carried on either an international or domestic flights originating in the UK and Ireland is subjected to security controls, with the aim of stopping a prohibited item such as an incendiary or explosive device being placed on an aircraft. This is in accordance with current security legislation.
As a result all airfreight consignments must either originate from an accredited known consignor or be screened before being loaded onto an aircraft. The screening process involves a number of different techniques, which can be carried by PRS Distribution as a Regulated Agent. Once screened, cargo must be stored and transported in secure conditions until it is placed on an aircraft. Unscreened cargo is termed 'unknown' cargo, while screened, protected cargo, is considered "SPX or SCO cargo", depending on whether it is allowed to travel on any aircraft or cargo only aircraft.
Any exporter may voluntarily become a "Known Consignor". The benefit is a reduction in the checking required to be carried out by PRS Distribution and the airline carrying your freight. This will reduce the cost per shipment as well as the delays associated with certain screening techniques, which may be required under the regulations.
5 Year Checkable History
All staff have a demonstrable 5 year checkable history to ensure there are no gaps greater than 28 days in the last 5 years.
All staff are qualified to Aviation Security Cargo Operative.
Cargo Manager Qualified
Many of our office based staff are Cargo Manager qualified, which is the highest level of Aviation Security.