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Tigers Australia invests in X-ray gear

[ January 17, 2019   //   ]

Tigers Australia has invested in X-ray and detection technology for air cargo exports in Perth, ahead of new security laws being introduced in March.
The equipment includes X-ray equipment for shipments up to 1,810 mm by 1,872, two explosive trace detection units and an electro-magnetic detection machine capable of scanning a full skid of product, making it the only Tigers location in Australia with the capacity to conduct export screenings internally.
Jason Radford, general Manager at Tigers Perth (pictured) said the service would also be offered to third parties.
He added that the new equipment would allow export cargo screening to be completed after-hours, therefore reducing the need for customers to deliver directly to the cargo terminal operator where waiting times can be over six hours.
The Perth facility will also become an accredited Regulated Air Cargo Agent, an additional legal requirement to conduct physical examinations of export cargo, ahead of the nationwide changes being introduced on 1 March.