Stricter Cargo Security after Terror Alert could cost Airlines Millions

Mike O'Brien
Posted: 08/14/2013

Freight carriers fear rising costs following the recent terror threats that forced the closure of U.S. embassies in scores of countries across the globe.

All in-bound cargo on flights from Europe, the Middle East and Africa is now being screened twice as a result of the al Qaeda threats.

The Department of Homeland Security earlier this month ordered airlines to beef up the inspection of cargo at the last point of departure for the U.S.

The airlines affected include El Al Israel Airlines, United Airlines, Delta Air Lines and U.S. Airways.

Mike O'Brien
Posted: 08/14/2013