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Woodland leads the way with new scanner

[ April 4, 2012   //   ]

The Woodland Group has become the first UK freight forwarder to install a Westminster dual view cargo and pallet X-ray scanner – a state-of-the-art machine more commonly seen in the US.

The company’s first WG IS1517 cargo and pallet X-ray scanner is already operational at Woodland’s air cargo centre at Heathrow airport and the company is now considering a second machine for the group’s New York warehouse.

Woodland’s head of air, Andy Dennis, said: “We believe that logistics providers will come under increasing pressure to ensure cargo is scanned from multiple angles and so we are delighted to be leading the way with the latest technology.”

The WG IS1517, 7.9m long and 2.9m high, can inspect cargo, pallets and large parcels up to a maximum load of 2,000 kg.

Peter Fowler, the chief executive officer of PLC, which supplied the machine, said: “Woodland is the first UK freight forwarder to install Westminster’s high performance, dual-view scanners which will not only increase efficiency but also give piece of mind that cargo has been properly screened.”


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