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AirCArgo AsiA-PACifiC • OCT-NOV 2015 • Page 17 scheme, to clarify what is meant by “cargo receiving clearance” and for other changes to meet US require- ments. Amendment to Regulations The proposed amendments to the Regulations are to focus on four areas: - Provisions for establishing “Known Consignors” to be consist- ent with the ICAO “Known Consign- or Security Program” with its “six pillars” of essential security meas- ures for industry participants”. This will be flexible based on the partic- ipant but will include a high level of security. - Streamlining of clearance provi- sions, particularly as they relate to Security Declarations and Chain of Custody Statements. - Reform of RACA and ACCA arrangements. - Transitional arrangements. These will all be of interest, with possibly the highest level of interest on the reform to the existing RACA and ACCA arrangements which will affect the business structure and operations of many existing industry participants. More details to follow! Known Consignor scheme trial The OTS is undertaking a trial of the proposed Scheme to run in “tranches” depending on the catego- ry of exporters within size or types of exports. The Department and the OTS are keen to hear from those that may wish to join the Scheme. As with the ATTP, I believe there is merit in engaging as that will help in developing the Scheme and meeting its requirements. Other feedback The OTS is actively seeking en- gagement and feedback on the pro- posed new regime and welcomes comments and offers of assistance. I would encourage those affected to do so as it is developed – once developed and approved by the US it will be hard to change. As always I would be delighted to assist! Dolphins receive special care Back in 2010, a consignment of seven dolphins was flown to Athens and then moved to Attica Park. Some were returned home in 2013. This month, the remaining three of these - a two year old female and two mature females, were flown back to Siauliai airport in Lithuania. Andreas Togias, cargo services manager at Goldair Handling reported a smooth trouble free handling of the delicate creatures. The valuable cargo was transported from Athens International Airport by the Lithuanian Air force using a Alenia C-27j Spartan aircraft. The aircraft carried two water tanks for the three dolphins. Each adult dolphin weighs about 250kg plus and with the water required, the total weight was around 3500 kilos. The value of these animals as a tourist attraction has been very welcome. The movement of large animals of any type but especially sea mammals is always a highly difficult and tricky operation requiring much specialised handling and equipment. Transport security meet to focus on drones THE recent growth in the number of UAVs (drones) - from the highly sophis- ticated devices deployed by the military to low-cost recreational versions - will be the focus of the annual Transport Security Expo (TRS) in London. Now in its 13th year the global trans- port security industry event organised by Nineteen Events offers an expanded show, enhanced conference program and live demonstrations to reflect the lat- est issues and requirements in the sector. From a security perspective, the growth of UAVs are a phenomenon that presents both opportunities and threats. Whether it’s a port or a train station, a stadium or a border, UAVs can provide a 360-degree aerial view of any facility that needs to be protected. At the same time, however, they can be used to subvert traditional security safeguards. According to Jörg Lamprecht, manag- ing director and co-founder of Dedrone, some 400,000 UAVs from a growing number of manufacturers are currently being sold globally every month and their capabilities are increasing all the time. In the hands of inexperienced users, they can present significant problems, includ- ing potential collisions with aircraft. In the hands of criminal gangs or terrorist groups, they can be used for anything from smuggling drugs into prisons to delivering lethal payloads. UAVs have also been used for industrial espionage. Lamprecht will also be giving a pres- entation in the Security Innovation Sem- inars theatre under the title “Drone De- tection Technology: How to Protect your Airspace against Rogue Civil Drones”. Registration for Transport Security Expo is free of charge and includes access to the exhibition as well as all conferences and workshops and the evening networking reception hosted on the 2nd December. Transport Security Expo will be held in the UK at London’s Olympia 02-03 December 2015.