AMERICAS: Alaska imposes security surcharge for seafood

Alaska Air Cargo is increasing the cut-off time and imposing a security screening surcharge in order to meet US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) requirements for seafood shipments on passenger aircraft. From 15 February, freight that is not pre-screened by shippers under the TSA’s Certified Cargo Screening Program (CCSP) will have to be delivered to the […]


Alaska Air Cargo is increasing the cut-off time and imposing a security screening surcharge in order to meet US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) requirements for seafood shipments on passenger aircraft.

From 15 February, freight that is not pre-screened by shippers under the TSA’s Certified Cargo Screening Program (CCSP) will have to be delivered to the airline four hours prior to flight departure and the carrier is increasing its security screening surcharge to four cents a pound with a $2 minimum charge per shipment.

The carrier also stipulated that seafood boxes must be dry to ensure accurate testing and those boxes and containers that are wet and have not been pre-screened may be rejected for shipment. Seafood shippers already certified under the CCSP will not be charged by the airline for pre-screened shipments, and the cut-off time will remain two hours, Alaska Air said.