Freight & Trade Alliance partners with Certis Security to protect borders

FTA Certis security

Freight & Trade Alliance (FTA) has partnered with advanced integrated security experts Certis Security Australia to safeguard Australian supply chains.

The partnership comes after an increase in seizures combatting international crime syndicates by the Australian Border Force (ABF).

The ABF has recently seized record volumes of imported cargo bringing in prohibited and restricted goods.

Paul Zalai, Director at FTA, says ports have become congested, leading to more intermodal terminals and licensed premises receiving goods.

“In order to safeguard the community, it’s important these facilities operate under stricter regulatory controls that maintain the same security as a port or airport,” Paul says.

He notes that organisations should work with industry leaders to design and implement more sophisticated technology-led security systems.

“It’s no longer enough to install a barbed-wire fence and CCTV surveillance as the entire security operation,” Paul says.

Certis Security Australia will deliver multi-disciplinary integrated services.

Christian Dorau, General Manager at Certis Security, says the partnership will help handle the increased volume of products transported through supply chains due to the pandemic.

“In ensuring each product entering our borders is compliant with Australian legislation, the right security talent and technologies is needed at every step of the supply chain,” he says.

Christian says the security experts are proud to work with the FTA to protect Australian borders.

“By working closely with FTA and its partner organisations, we can build better security practices into the supply chain to ensure a safer Australia,” he says.

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