Friday, June 17, 2011

U.K. blocks UPS sites over security concerns: BBC Reports

U.K. blocks UPS sites over security

LONDON – Citing the security concerns, authorities in Britain have blocked certain destinations of shipping company UPS in United Kingdom, BBC reports.

Without disclosing the specific security concerns and nominating the blocked destinations; the Department for Transport (DfT) said it could not give any details of the sites for security reasons.

The Department for Transport (DfT) issued a statement saying, “Following careful consideration, the department has restricted the number of sites in the U.K. at which UPS Ltd. are permitted to screen air cargo until it has satisfied current security requirements.”

Although U.K. government hasn’t nominated any other shipping or freight company; but reportedly the susceptibility of air cargo to terrorist attacks is a major worry for international security agencies.

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