RSCC Obtains CCSP Approval
On July 13, 2010, RSCC Wire & Cable LLC was awarded a CCSP approval from TSA (Transportation Security Administration / U.S. Department of Homeland Security).
In 2007, Congress passed the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act more commonly known as the 9/11 Act. This new law mandated that all cargo transported on a passenger aircraft be screened for explosives by August 1, 2010.
Every shipment of cargo carried on passenger aircraft will require screening at piece level, prior to being transported on any passenger aircraft. Skids and pallets will have to be taken apart, screened and reconfigured. The 9/11 Act specifically identifies the types of screening allowed ranging from physical inspection to various technologies. If airlines are forced to screen cargo, similar to how passenger baggage is screened, there is a potential for delays and damage to shipments. The screening process affects all cargo on passenger planes, but TSA believes large shippers and exporters will feel the greatest impact.
TSA developed the Certified Cargo Screening Program (CCSP) as a solution to help industry reach the 100 percent screening mandate. The program enables freight forwarders and shippers to pre-screen cargo, avoiding any potential bottlenecks at the airport. This approval will allow RSCC to ensure that overnight deliveries will not be bottlenecked at any airport.
At the time of this approval, RSCC was only one of 9 companies in the State of Connecticut to achieve this self certification approval.