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30 / October / 2017

Explaining ETD

Airfreight wise, in the event of Export ‘Unknown Cargo’ failing primary screening at LHR, or when air cargo exceeds the maximum dimensions to be X-Ray screened (X-Ray machines have a maximum height of 160cms, the same maximum height accepted on a passenger wide body aircraft) or is heavily dense – the aviation industry turns to Explosive Trace Detection (ETD) screening methods. Items such as cars, heavy machinery and liquids are typically screened by ETD due to the size and the unknown substance of liquids.

ConneXion World Cargo has access at regulated agents sites to ETD machines 24 hours a day for these security screening scenarios. As part of the security screening programme, ETD screening is conducted by qualified operators to pass cargo quickly and efficiently with results normally available within a matter of seconds.

Please contact our Export team if you are unsure about anything in relation to this article.


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