INTERNATIONAL express service provider DHL Express Philippines announced on Monday an upgrade to its screening technology aimed at ensuring that any attempt to ship illegal items and dangerous commodities across its network is “quickly spotted.”
“This… supports the local Philippine Bureau of Customs’ mandate to strengthen border security,” the company said in an e-mailed statement.
It said the new equipment will be used at its Manila airport office to inspect incoming and outgoing palletized goods and cargo.
The new equipment will provide better support to the company’s operations and compliance teams in processing higher volumes of shipment because it can scan “at a faster rate and with more precision.”
Nigel Lockett, country manager at DHL Express Philippines, said: “We take our role in border security very seriously and ensure that we remain a secure and trusted network for our customers.”
“This advanced detection system is the first for the year, and we will continue upgrading our operational technology by adding six new equipment in Manila, Ortigas, and Cebu,” he added. — Arjay L. Balinbin