Smiths Detection Optimizes SGL Global Logistics

Smiths Detection announced that SecureGlobal Logistics (SGL) purchased its X-ray inspection and explosive trace detection solutions to meet the upcoming Transportation Security Administration (TSA) air cargo screening mandate.

Qualified as a TSA Certified Cargo Screening Facility (CCSF), SGL ships time-critical components for the oil and gas industry to hostile areas around the globe. The Houston-based company is already screening 100 percent of its urgent air freight, though the TSA mandate requires only 50 percent to be currently screened. A service-disabled veteran-owned small business, SGL transported more than 1 million pounds of airfreight in 2008.

"Our customers trust us to deliver their shipments on time," said Mike Middleton, Executive VP, SecureGlobal Logistics. "Using both Smiths' X-ray and trace detection technology allows us to easily meet TSA's CCSF requirements, meet our deadlines, increase our security and provide even more value to our customers."

Smiths currently has six dual-view X-ray screening systems on TSA's Air Cargo Screening Qualified Technology List and three explosives trace detectors on the Candidate Technology List for Air Cargo.

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