Tag Archives: Dangerous Goods

Canada protects borders against radioactive cargo

Canada’s Border Services Agency has ordered radiation detection equipment for protecting the country against the transport of dangerous goods with radiation sources. In a move that provides protection against both potential acts of terrorism and the transportation of unauthorized dangerous …

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Italy takes goods vehicle inspection systems for six ports

The Italian customs agency is fighting the import of illegal and dangerous items with the use of high energy x-ray inspection systems at six major ports. The X-Ray inspection systems will not only be used for the detection of illegal …

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Mexico initiates more screening checkpoints for customs control

Checkpoints throughout Mexico make use of X-Ray vehicle inspection systems to perform large scale checking for illegal and dangerous goods. Screening system manufacturer Rapiscan is engaged in a six-year contract with the Mexican Government to supply screening systems to check …

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Fuel tanker seminar addresses UK dangerous goods legislation

The UK’s Freight Transport Association has organised a seminar for fleet managers on the transportation of dangerous goods with specific reference to fuel tankers. UK fuel tanker regulations will be the focus of the seminar being run by the Freight …

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Drive-through cargo screening for Latin America

Latin American country safeguards against dangerous goods and contraband with a drive-through cargo screening system. An undisclosed Latin American country has placed an order on American Science and Engineering for one of the company’s Sentry Portal X-Ray inspection systems for …

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X-Ray Vehicle Scanning Provider Gains Award For Crime Prevention

US Department of State Awards supplier of Vehicle scanning systems with prime contractor award for crime prevention. American Science and Engineering supplies vehicle and cargo scanning systems worldwide with particular emphasis on protection services at border crossing points where vehicles …

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36 Die as Overnight Chinese Bus Crashes into Methanol Tanker

A collision between an overnight bus and a tanker carrying methanol has claimed 36 lives in the Chinese province of Shaanxi. The accident took place on a slip road running from a service area to re-join the main carriageway of …

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Safe Loading Guide Available To Freight Operators

Two guides have been published for freight operators and HGV drivers providing guidelines on load safety as well as legal requirements. By publishing the guides, the UK’s Health and Safety Laboratory (HSL) is tackling the problem of goods vehicles being …

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Further Mobile Cargo Screening Systems In Use Internationally

One international police agency has taken further mobile x-ray detection vans for use in screening vehicles and cargo. The Z Backscatter vans from American Science and Engineering are already widely used at borders and high security facilities as well as …

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Video recognition of hazardous goods signage on trial in Europe

A system for recognizing and reading hazardous goods warning signs on lorries entering tunnels is undergoing a European trial in France. In the wake of the Mont Blanc road tunnel disaster of 1999 that killed 33 people after a heavy …

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