TSA revokes certification for J.H. World Express for security violations at LAX to ensure safe transport of cargo on commercial aircraft

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National Press Release
Wednesday, March 22, 2006

WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced that Los Angeles based J.H. World Express, Inc. does not meet security standards and will have its indirect air carrier certification revoked for shipments on passenger aircraft. After repeated security infractions, the company is being notified today and will be able to re-apply for certification in 90 days.

“TSA continues to take measures to ensure the integrity of cargo shipments on passenger aircraft,” said TSA Administrator Kip Hawley. “As freight forwarders these agents are trusted to maintain robust security, and comply with known shipper and other program requirements. When that responsibility is not met we will take action.”

During the past several months, TSA conducted numerous compliance inspections at the cargo facility of J.H. World Express, Inc. and found repeat, multiple violations. TSA worked with the company to correct these violations but has not been satisfied with J.H. World's response.

Passenger air carriers based out of the Los Angeles International Airport will be notified not to accept cargo from J.H. World Express, Inc. until the company is recertified. Any passenger air carrier that accepts cargo from a non-TSA approved company can face a civil violation up to $25,000 per violation.

The last company to face a revoked certification by TSA was U.S. European Trading Inc. in Cape Coral, Fla. in November, 2002.