TNT Express Worldwide (Thailand) Co., a provider of integrated express delivery services, has commissioned a state-of-the-art scanning facility at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Thailand in preparation for the forthcoming ASEAN integration.
Installed by the logistics company was the Ionscan 500DT which scans import and export consignments as a second screening method to the dual-view X-ray machine inspection system.
The scanner can detect microscopic particles from both drugs and explosives simultaneously.
The investment is part of TNT’s recently introduced growth strategy in preparation for the ASEAN Economic Community and the development of the Asia road network, an integrated road delivery service that connects Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, and China.
The road network spans 5,000 kilometers and over 125 cities, with the dual advantages of being cheaper than air freight and faster than sea freight. “It connects seamlessly to TNT’s global air network, bringing customers a wide range of multi-modal delivery services to and from Asia,” the company said in a statement.
“The importance of a high-level of security throughout both air and road networks ensures peace of mind for customers and peak operational efficiency,” it added.