GENERAL

Security, our way of life

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Having been linked with American Airlines, first as a sister company in the AMR holding, later as AA's independent handling agent at Brussels airport, means we have always been confronted with strict security demands.

Ever since our cooperation started, we have been audited on security by either AA or the TSA (formerly known as FAA).

For WFS, security is not a side product, it is a way of life.  Security is more than putting up a fence or making a manual, it is an attitude. This attitude found its way throughout the whole company so that all our people were and are aware of the possible dangers hidden in cargo, long before 9/11.

Of course, operating in a warehouse with direct ramp access, means WFS has to take all precautions possible to prevent unauthorized access to the airport itself. Therefore we have electronic access control, fencing, digital camera's,...

With 9/11, the rules of the game in the air cargo industry have changed dramatically. Never before has cargo security been placed so high on the political agenda. Result of this is the European legislation (EC2320 and updates) that sets the rules for the whole of Europe. All parties, involved in the transport of cargo through the air, will have to take their responsibilities to assure a safe transport. Both national and European inspectors will audit companies to make sure all are in compliance with the law.

As proof for complying with all security rules, WFS has obtained the statute of "Regulated Agent".  This means that WFS has been authorized by the BCAA to accept and handle secure freight but also that WFS can, through screening, turn unsecure cargo in secure cargo.

Soon after 9/11, WFS was the first cargo handler at Brucargo who had installed an X-ray machine capable of screening lower deck sized cargo (inner dims: 140 x 170 cm).  The x-ray machine is operated by a registered security company.  For more information on operating hours and prices, please feel free to contact WFS at 02/753.58.14.

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