Cargo Security - The Weakest Link in Aviation Security?

By Iqpc Middle East, PRNE
Tuesday, July 5, 2011

DUBAI, UAE, July 6, 2011 -


As the passenger and air cargo traffic in the Middle East rises
by 17% and 30% respectively in 2010, previous incidents such as the
Domodedovo airport suicide bombing in January 2011 in Russia and
the air cargo bomb posted from Yemen in October 2010 demonstrate
that the aviation industry is still a top target for

According to research by the International Quality &
Productivity Centre (IQPC), nearly 70% of respondents from a
detailed survey in April 2011 considered that the biggest
improvements need to be made on cargo security in the Middle East.
The statistic underlines the gap that needs to be filled to
increase cargo security standards to the same level as passenger
security standards, especially since the Middle East is pushing to
become a global hub for air cargo.

At a meeting this September in Dubai called the
3rdAnnual Aviation
Security 2011
, aviation security professionals who have
worked on bolstering their security facilities will discuss the
improvement of cargo security. A key figure leading these
discussions is Ahmed Al Haddabi, SVP Airport Operations at Abu
Dhabi Airport Company (ADAC). Ahmed will share his experience on
how ADAC upgraded their cargo security facilities to ensure that
ADAC complied with the latest version of ICAO Annex 17.

Joining Ahmed Al Haddabi are Colonel Khamis Al Marar, Director
of Department of Borders & Airports, Abu Dhabi Police, UAE;
John Swanepoel, Regional Security Manager, FedEx, UAE; Captain
Salah Al Ameri, VP Aviation Security, Etihad, UAE; Mike
, Group Security Director, Manchester Airport, UK and
Paul Linders, Director Security EMEA, CEVA Logistics,

The meeting takes place from 18-21 September 2011
at the Grand Millennium Hotel in Dubai. All
information is available at href="">

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