June 2, 2015
Statement of AfA Executive Director on Management Changes at TSA
(WASHINGTON) - The Airforwarders Association, representing more than 360 companies that move air cargo through the supply chain, released the following statement by its Executive Director, Brandon Fried, on management changes at the U.S. Transportation Security Administration following covert testing of TSA passenger screening at the nation's airports:
We applaud the Secretary of Homeland Security for his swift action in the wake of these troubling test results, and we hope it will prompt the Senate to expedite the nomination of Coast Guard Vice Admiral Peter Neffenger to take the helm at TSA. Airline safety and security is our top priority as an association, and accordingly the AfA works very closely with TSA to make sure we do our part as air forwarders to prevent any loss of faith in security systems and processes, as this would have a severe impact on our members and on vital supply chains. We are confident that efforts to address this latest challenge at TSA, and to deal with a range of other vital security issues, will be significantly enhanced by having a presidential appointee on the job.
About the Airforwarders Association
The Airforwarders Association (AfA) represents more than 360 member companies dedicated to moving cargo throughout the supply chain. The association's members range from small businesses with fewer than 20 employees to large companies employing more than 1,000 people and business models varying from domestic to worldwide freight forwarding operations. In short, they are the travel agents for freight shipments, moving cargo in the timeliest and most cost efficient manner whether it is carried on aircraft, truck, rail or ship. For more information, visit the association's website at www.airforwarders.org.